12.22.2009

Day 130--- Well That's One Way to Dodge the Crowd...




Hello again. Don't worry only a few more Holiday themed blogs and then I'll be back to my old self... I hope these have been semi enjoyable, I imagine that pretty much everyone whether they celebrate Christmas or not can attest to knowing most of these people... Today's group of people is probably going to be one of the smaller groups but I can assure you that they are out there... I am talking about the people who try and get all of their Christmas shopping done in the middle of the summer...

These people are the extreme non-procrastinators of the world, these were the kids in your class growing up that were finishing their book reports before you had even started your book. Or for me before I watched the movie and b.s.'d my way through it... I know the book is never like the movie, but according to most of my grades the movies must at least be 85-90% like the book... These are the people that actually did their summer reading... No, I don't know why I am relating this to books, but I am glad you joined me on that little journey... I cant really make fun of people for being on top of things, at least not this time... I wonder if they have much trouble hiding things for like 5 months. Or maybe even forget where they do, that reminds me of the scene from Christmas Vacation where Clark finds the present he had hid in the attic from years earlier... To be truthful though I can find a way to relate everything in my life to that movie.

There may have been a time or two in my life that I have bought a gift for someone in the summer with the intentions of it lasting until Christmas, but I don't think it has ever made it that long... I'll either just cave and give it to them early, I hate waiting on surprises for very long, or if it is something that I would like myself, I usually will just keep it for me and get them something different. I am very good at convincing myself why I may need things more than someone else does, which is silly because if I ever buy something that early it is only because I think it will be perfect for a specific person... Life goes on though.

Some people claim that they shop that early to avoid the huge crowds. This is probably the most legit excuse out there, but as much as I hate waiting in line and all that I think crowds of people fighting over the last few popular items is part of the fun of Christmas. What would Christmas be without the fist fight at Wal-Mart over the last tickle me Elmo. The sad thing is I'm sure this type of stuff happens at Wal-Mart year round... The smart thing about shopping early, if you have predicted popularity trends early, is that you can sometimes sell what you've bought for quite a profit. For instance, I was just looking online for this Dexter Calendar that I was going to buy my brother, and probably one for myself too. Well, they have sold out and now people are selling these $10 calendars for $45 plus shipping... I wish I would have bought like ten of those a couple months ago when I saw them at the store...

I have this view that most of the people who shop this early are old people shopping in the Bingo off-season, but I could be wrong... I just cant imagine who is that far ahead in their daily lives to be thinking Christmas when they are sweating wearing tank tops and shorts. But once again I am not going to judge their drive... Plus I imagine that with as fast as time has started to fly for me at 25 the middle of July may just feel like Christmas Eve to them... Makes sense theoretically.

Whatever the case may be I give these early bird shoppers two thumbs up for being ahead of the game... Its the last minute shoppers like myself that you really have to worry about...

Deck the Halls...

PS. Miss you lovebug.
PSS. Ya, I said it.

6 comments:

Secretia said...

Never heard them labeled before, but I know them, the extreme Non-procrastinators! ha ha

Secretia

Jennee said...

i got a Dexter calender. I didn't think about selling it....to bad I wrote my work schedule in for the first week of January already. darn!

LMJ said...

i hate them!

ScoMan said...

I just picture doing this and then having the person I bought for die, and then I'd be like "Why does this always happen to me?!"

The closer to Christmas you buy, the less chance there is of being upset if a loved one passes away.

Allyson said...

not gonna lie, i've bought christmas gifts in summer before. and in my defense, they were all awesome cheap gifts found at yard sales (i know totally white trash of me-- but this is milwaukee, can you really expect more?), and since i live in wisconsin yard sales only occur in summer therefore i cannot buy these gifts in winter, but yes, i guess its still kind of lame.

angel6033 said...

this is so funny because just today I was telling my sister this year I want to shop all year so ill be ready on christmas lol !!

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