Tuesday, November 28, 2006

It's Coming on Christmas..

except it isn't, not really. By my calendar today is the 28th November and a good, let me see, 27 days to Christmas.


The supermarket on Saturday was a nightmare, full of families....walking around together. Do you have this phenomenum where you live? You know where Mr and Mrs Dupont Go Shopping with the Entire Extended Family and they stay together usually in a group or sometimes in a Conga line and then they meet up with La Famille Lebrun and they block the central aisle of the shop chatting?.
You've probably guessed that I'm not a born shopper; I hate it, really do. Between you and me I think I'm slightly phobic.
The reason why the supermarket was so bad is that people are Christmas shopping. This is just so organised it's totally off my radar. I order stuff. As late as possible. Gift wrapped.

I'm wandering far from the point here which is that with the shops full of Christmas, decorations up, but not, thankfully, lit, trees for sale and posters advertising Christmas markets and it's still November I'm going to be bored with the whole affair by the time I reach the 25th.
It wasn't always like this..

6 comments:

tut-tut said...

Courage! I'm making myself make cookies this year, to put me in the proper mood.

Plus, I got gift cards for my S, BIL, and nieces, so that shopping torture was done computer-side!

Jane Poe (aka Deborah) said...

I know, I know ... it seems too soon to be thinking of Christmas! But L & I made it out on Sunday when the little one was away & picked up some packages. I wrapped that night, pretty papers, handmade gift tags ... very much put me in the spirit! (are you thinking Bah Humbug! yet???!!) much peace & yuletide cheer! hehehe, JP

claudia said...

Denver has the worst - well 49 out of 50 states - mail service in the United States. This is my justification for purchasing every damn thing on-line.

My sisters are rolling their eyes right now....

Shaz said...

LOL I will be the last in the store tearing my hair out getting knowing looks from Ben of I told you we should of done this earlier. Over here we just get passed xmas and we have EASTER EGGS, UGhhh Woops is that more of a downer(smile) but I know what you mean (Giggle)

Sarah said...

I haven't noticed the extended family phenomenon here, but I do keep out of the big hypermarkets if at all possible.
The internet has saved me from so much pre-Christmas panic, it's wonderful. Presents are so much easier to search for with a cup of tea by one's side.

dirty dingus said...

I probably should have added to my "list of 10 thngs I'll never do"

11 - Visit the Antibes Carrefour on a Saturday afternoon.

The way we avoid all this stuff is going shopping on Monday or Tuesday morning. Wonderful empty aisles and idle cash registers...