A friend of mine stopped by a few hours ago. He was frustrated. He was out trying to do some Christmas shopping, and between the traffic and crowds, he gave up. He said he was in a store with a thousand other people, and none of them were smiling. He swears this is the last time he “does Christmas”. And I agree with him. If it’s supposed to be a Joyous Season, then why are people so hurried, irritated, and annoyed?
I’m not fighting my way into a Walmart to buy my friends more crap to dust. Last Christmas was my last Christmas. This year I haven’t done any shopping at all – and my real friends will understand why (and maybe even be jealous of me for it).
I’m not going to add another dollar to this Christmas hell-iday. I’ve checked out of it. The malls are all yours. Enjoy them.