Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas Shopping Update

I ventured out last evening into the rush hour traffic and Christmas shoppers. I needed to finish up some shopping before it becomes a last minute crisis. It likely will become a last inure crisis.

The traffic was crushing; I-95 was a parking lot of red tail lights stretching into the cold winter distance. The on ramps were backed up. A haze hung around the lights illuminating the parking lots making it look a lot colder than it was. But, undaunted, I continued on, although I avoided the mall. IT is Christmas time after all. 

The most frustrating part of holiday shopping is knowing what I want to buy, but finding that the stores don't have it, or more correctly, the last one they have looks damaged.

Is there still internet ordering time?

I will continue my pursuit of the perfect Christmas gift--but time is drawing short. At least I didn't wait for Christmas Eve to begin my final shopping push. Christmas Eve is my favorite shopping day of the year, why? Because it is crunch time. Now or never time.  

Crushing traffic really takes the fun out of the season. But, I was humming Christmas carols through all of the hustle and bustle. 

Today is another opportunity for success and armed with my trusty internet access, I expect to complete my Christmas shopping and begin to focus upon other aspects of the too rapidly approaching holiday. 

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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