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.

Comments

R. Jacob said…
My favorite day of the year is the day after all the holidays are over.

Bah Humbug!
Sarah said…
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! :)
Chrissy said…
Really? People still go to the mall. I did all my shopping online this year.

Alcohol does make us brave, doesn't it?
Brian Miller said…
ugh. the mall...definitely not this time of year...too much christmas cheer (read elbows flying)...hope J had a great birthday though...
Simply Suthern said…
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.
JennAventures said…
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!
CrazyCris said…
my advice: STAY AWAY FROM MALLS!!!
they are soul-sucking places at any time of the year, and must be particularly scary nowadays... :s

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