12 December, 2010

Tis The Season...The Soul Sucking Season...

The weekend has been a blur and I know I'm not alone when I say, the holiday season is sucking the life out of me and of course my wallet. 

Don't get me wrong, I love the holidays - I just don't like the panic and anxiety it causes in everyone around me, because sooner or later, a little is bound to rub off.

It was J's birthday this weekend, so yesterday we set off to celebrate by going to a movie and then dinner and then because I had too much wine with dinner, I decided to get in some last minute Christmas shopping.  Yes, I went to the mall!  It's be years since I've been to the mall this close to Christmas and now I know why - the people.

I don't know how to explain it, but last night I found the mall to be the most depressing place on earth - the looks of panic on people's faces, the picked over shelves, the screaming children (and parents), the rudeness of people trying to find parking spots, everything about it was horrible.  I went without a plan - big mistake and as soon as I realized said mistake, I decided to cut my losses and get the hell out of there, while I still had some Christmas cheer left (or wine buzz), but whatever.

What the hell happened to peace on earth, goodwill towards man?  If everyone just took a minute to breathe and put life and what really matters into perspective, the world (and mall) would be a better place.

8 comments:

My favorite day of the year is the day after all the holidays are over.

Bah Humbug!

You are right on! People are so rude this time of year - it is sad! Hopefully it is still a good holiday season for you overall though! :)

Really? People still go to the mall. I did all my shopping online this year.

Alcohol does make us brave, doesn't it?

ugh. the mall...definitely not this time of year...too much christmas cheer (read elbows flying)...hope J had a great birthday though...

Can I just steal your blog and post as mine?? Well except for the part about J's Bday. LOL

I do know how you feel.

AMEN SISTER. This reminds me to rekindle my "Jenna Hates Christmas" series. Seriously though, people are bigger A-holes during the holidays...good will towards man my @ss.

Yeah I stopped by the stores yesterday because I needed some things and it was horrible! Amazon here I come! I'd rather pay extra for shipping than stand in line sick!

my advice: STAY AWAY FROM MALLS!!!
they are soul-sucking places at any time of the year, and must be particularly scary nowadays... :s