Today is the day. We hope that those of you partaking in Black Friday set your alarms, mapped out a game plan, are wearing comfortable shoes, and are already on your way home to revel in your glory. But, for those getting a later start, or skipping this somewhat masochistic holiday tradition altogether, we compiled a few photos that might support that decision.
Thanks to those in the past who've not only faced the crowds of eager, excited, and determined sale-lovers but also documented it, there's a way to get in on the Black Friday action via our favorite social media connector, Instagram. And, unsurprisingly, tiny squares can barely contain the lines that fill your local malls. In the spirit of Cyber Monday, click on for 30 reasons you'll be so very grateful you decided to be stay in bed.