Ah, it is that time of year once again where folks gather their dollars together and head out into the malls and shopping venues of the world ready to spend money that they might not really have to spend. All to make themselves feel better, following the siren call of Madison Avenue telling them that they have to spend during this time of year because it is that American Way. Spend, spend, spend.
But my goal here is not to inspect and discuss finances. My goal here is to show you the way not to be an asshat as you are shopping. This should be an easy task, but some of you out there are making it a tad difficult.
Some tips. If you run into friends in the stores, don’t stop in the middle of the aisle to talk about your lives. Move out of the freaking way. There are people who are trying to get by. Kids helping you shop are cute. When everyone has the time to stand and watch your precious one pick your grocery selections, but at holiday time no one has the time to do this. Get moving, will you? If you see someone working in an aisle, such as filling the shelves, don’t try to get as close to them as you possibly can. They will be standing up at some point in time and need a modicum of room to do so. If you are sitting in their back pocket when they do stand you will get moved. And if you do, don’t get all pissy about it, you shouldn’t have been there in the first place.
We keep talking about this, but even though it isn’t necessary to dress for shopping it would be nice if you left your ugly pajama bottoms at home. Along with those ugly slippers.
Just a few tips, I know that there will be more as we go.