Holiday shopping nightmare

Heather R. Breaux
December 06, 2006 at 2:02 pm  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

Long lines in a sea of swirling sale advertisements. The sound of loose change dropping into plastic cash register drawers and the shuffling of feet amidst it all. And it isn’t even daybreak yet.

Yes, it’s true. The holiday shopping season has arrived and I dread fighting the crowds.
Looking for a place to park at the mall is exhausting enough without having to crawl out of bed before the sun comes up to catch a great buy.

Every year I say that I will beat the mad rush and shop early, but I never do. I always wait until the last minute.

Now, don’t get me wrong - I love to shop. Whether it be for myself or for friends and family.

I just want all the other shoppers to get out of my way. Let me get in and get out as quickly without a fight.

So, what’s my game plan for this year? Well let’s just say that I have yet to purchase one gift. Not even a sweet red and white candy cane.

I’ve got my list and I’ve checked it twice, but I haven’t crossed anything off of it yet.

I look at it this way, I have about two weeks left before my shopping adventure becomes lost cause.

And maybe, just maybe, I’ll catch a break this year.

Who knows, maybe every one else got a head start and I’ll walk up to the sales counters and there will be no long lines and no frantic shoppers.

Yeah, right. Only in a perfect world would that happen.

So to all my fellow last-minute shoppers, hope to see you at the finish line.




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