Thursday, December 17, 2009

8 days to go until Christmas Day

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If the national economy is waiting to be stimulated with my Christmas shopping purchases then it’s in trouble because I haven’t spent one dime yet on Christmas gifts. I’ve never been a big holiday season shopper and this year will be no different.

Quite frankly, I don’t enjoy shopping like some people do. I shop only when absolutely necessary rather than for its pure joy like my wife. When I must shop, I do so fast to get it over with as quickly as possible. My last shopping expedition was a few weeks ago when I purchased a pair of Vibram FiveFinger athletic shoes. That transaction took less than 10 minutes from the time I entered the store until I walked out wearing my new shoes.

I do have yesteryear memories of Christmas Eve shopping along with other men shopping procrastinators. We all had that same lost soul look on our faces like a thirsty nomad in the hot desert looking for a stream of water nowhere to be found.

Life is simpler now because my wife is my proxy shopper for what little Christmas shopping needs I have. It's not that I'm a Christmas grouch or scrooge but I've got better things to do with my time today with 8 days to go until Christmas Day.

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum


fishhead said...

You're thoughts seem to parallel mine quite often. I hate shopping!! How often do you meet a woman who hates shopping??
Why do we get all flustered about Christmas gifts anyway? I was in a checkout line last week and the woman in front of me said that she'd be glad when Christmas was over. I found that to be a sad remark.

Donna :)

Charles Long said...

I do most of my Christmas shopping online nowadays. No lines, no fuss, and UPS brings it to my door. I do have to remember to delete the history after a shopping spree so nosy people won't be able to see what I bought for them.