12.23.2009

Day 131--- Beat the Clock...


Another day down and one to go... Since most people are probably busy with family and last minute holiday preparations as I am I'll keep this blog short. It is also going to be very closely related to yesterdays blog. Last minute shoppers.

The fact that I was out today in all of the craziness of the Christmas crowds definitely puts me into this category. I totally felt like a vulture out scavenging the remains left by the on-time shoppers. In my defense I was coming home for Christmas and just got here 2 days ago, so that really didn't leave me much time to shop, but I have joined up with this group in the past. There are plenty of excuses that can be given to be a last minute shopper, but when you think about it there really isn't. Holidays always fall on the same date, as soon as it hits you have an entire year to stock up on gifts. And we all know (at least here in America) that almost every shopping center around counts the Saturdays until Christmas for us so there really is no guesswork in it for us... Every advertisement in our entire country tries to make sure that no one has to be the last one to find something for their special someone. But still 2 days before Christmas it took us a good 15 minutes to find a parking spot at each shopping center. Maybe all these people are just picking out last minute stocking stuffers, but I have a strong suspicion that the majority of these people had just begun their shopping...

Now, last minute shopping does not necessarily mean that these people don't care, but they are certainly the procrastinators of the world. I did notice that the majority of them were men, I imagine out finding that perfect gift for their wives. I guess that is just in our nature, most guys hate going shopping, but then we stupidly put it off until we have to go out in the biggest crowds of all... Well silly us. No one should really feel too bad about last minute shopping though, because there are web sites dedicated to late deals... Which tells me, there are plenty of us out there. Anyways, I cant imagine too many people will be reading this tomorrow, cuz I'm sure most of my readers are gonna be out shopping all day! Kidding.

8 comments:

Allyson said...

this is me, i hate christmas shopping, unless online, shouldn't we be more concerned about baby jesus being born? we should only give gifts of gold frankincense and myrrh in honor him. but really i love Christmas for the memories and not the gifts so therefore everyone gets a lame last minute gift from me

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ScoMan said...

Because I follow our PM (that's Prime Minister) on Twitter, I know he was out doing last minute Christmas shopping. In fact he said it's constitutional for a man.

I'd like to do research to see what percentage of people walking through the doors of shopping centers on Christmas eve are male vs the female ones.

thatgalkiki said...

I just finished last night - and haven't wrapped yet. I thrive under pressure.

Thanks for the post - it was great!

Good luck to all and happy holidays

:)

Mr. Knucklehead said...

This is one area that I've gotten much better in. I do all my shopping between Thanksgiving and December 10th. I avoid Black Friday, and I can usually hit the malls when it isn't too insane. The key is preparation. Know what you're buying ahead of time. Don't browse.

Merry Christmas!

LMJ said...

Ha! We just finished a little while ago. All we got was stuff for the baby. She's got a brand new bambo seat, stroller, lots of clothes, binkis, etc... Hubby and I got us a flat screen TV (small one) for the bedroom.

angel6033 said...

I sometimes cant believe the crowds at the last minute but last night I went out to buy milk for the kids and the TArget was full with a lot of people still buying toys and gifts lol..

Secretia said...

I try to shop at the beginning of the month, so I don't get mad.

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