I am not exactly the Christmas grinch, but there is something I always despise this time of year. It is not the decorations up earlier every year, the overboard advertisements everywhere or the countless amounts of junk mail – but Christmas shopping.
This year, much like every other year, I resolved to do my shopping early so that I didn’t have to deal with the masses of people. I partially succeeded, if early means early December. I always know what I want and where to get it from prior to going, to make the trip short and sweet.
I’m pleased to say I escaped unscathed with my few boxes of chocolates.
In the future you would think I would do online shopping and get my presents delivered to my front door to avoid the crowds – but secretly, I like the immediate gratification and sense of achievement I feel from physically shopping.