I truly do love Christmas.
It’s something I’ve always been into. From the music, to the giving, to the happy-go-lucky feel for the time of the year, it’s by far my favorite holiday.
But sheesh … it’s getting downright crazy.
Two of us went shopping Sunday. Nothing major, mind you, rather more to get a few things to fill in the blanks. In fact, I was looking mainly for gift cards and a few small things. Turns out, gift card racks were decimated by other shoppers, who were then on the rampage everywhere else.
It’s amazing how rude people are this time of year.
Nobody looks where they are going. They cut people off in stores, in parking lots and on the roads. I saw one person speed down the aisle of a parking lot — where kids were walking with parents — just to get a parking spot.
Speaking of parking spots, waiting for people to leave is stupid. When you have 4-5 other cars behind you, keep on moving. Waiting five minutes and letting traffic build up is not only rude, but downright stupid and could be dangerous.
Personally, if I see people doing that, I stay in the parking spot. Not because of the people behind that person — I feel for them — but to prove a point. Walk a little, people. Each place we went today, we parked way at the end of the parking lots. Why? Because there were many spots. And walking from there really isn’t that big of a deal. Most people don’t see it that way, as shown by people waiting and waiting for “premium” spots.
In the stores, people don’t say “excuse me” or “sorry” or anything like that. As long as they get what they want, it’s all good.
On Sunday, I was so annoyed. No matter where you went, there were people not worrying about anyone but themselves. Block aisles, move slowly and stop on a dime as you follow. It didn’t matter.
I was glad to get out of that area and call it good.
In all honestly, I love keeping my money local. But with how things seem to get worse every year, I think it’s time to really start considering doing all of my shopping online.
I’ll be happy Tuesday and Wednesday, however, when I get to not worry about these things and be able to spend time with friends and family!
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