Ah, the Christmas holidays….when the air is filled with the scent of pine needles, eggnog, and car exhaust. A time when there are more people flocking to stores than any stream seeing salmon swim upwards to go and spawn. This is the time of year when even seasoned gladiators cringe before the biggest foe they have encountered……….
The Holiday Shopper
It’s amazing that no matter how much we’re prepared for it, no matter how much we’ve seen it all before, it’s always the same sad story……..
Customers want the season’s hottest toy the day before Christmas, no matter how hard it is to get.
They believe that they can get the sales prices no matter how long ago they expired.
“The back” magically expands to have EVERYTHING they ever wanted (if only Aladdin knew….)
and the customers STILL believe that those who are behind the counter are three steps below them on the evolutionary scale!
I’m going to be making a shirt soon that proclaims “STOP rectal-cranial inversion – THANK an employee today!” I bet that one will see a lot of positive reviews 🙂 Granted, not all customers suck – sometimes the stores suck too, so I can’t say it’s all a one-way thing, but the holiday season just brings out the ogre in everyone. I guess too many people have lost the Christmas spirit in the sea of crass-commercialization. The smarter ones are shopping online and staying home with friends and family, and the adventurous ones are travelling by various means to be with loved ones (gotta love their spirit of commitment).
So this year, sit back, look out the window at the world, and relax. Be thankful for all you have, and keep a nice wish for a Merry Christmas for everyone.