I do, however, feel that there's no excuse for running out of cinnamon at any time. (I have 2 big things of cinnamon at home, and I have a plastic shaker of cinnamon in my desk drawer at work, for the days that take oatmeal in to eat on my morning break.)
Well, it depends on whether any cinnamon will do, or whether one has developed a taste for Vietnamese cinnamon that's only sold in a tiny store in Murray Hill. (But I tend to obsess. This is why I now have five different kinds of drinking vinegar in the house.)
But the grocery store has only McCormicks or the store brand. They barely qualify as cinnamon.
I don't "do" Black Friday either. Last year, I needed a new computer, and decided to venture out to Staples. Got there at 7:00 am, only to find that both of the computers that I wanted were sold out to people who were standing in line when the store opened at 6:00 am. I didn't even bother asking about the external hard drive.
All was not lost, though. Just for the heck of it, I went across the street to Home Depot, on the off-chance they still had the 99 cent poinsettias. They did. Racks upon racks of poinsettias. Home Depot even still had some plastic cabinets in stock, although an employee had to run all over the store to find an unopened pallet. When I got to the office that morning, I went to Home Depot's website and praised both the employee and the fact that they actually stocked plenty of their sale items.
Then I went to Staples' website and found my computer -- at the sale price.