Today, five days before Christmas, I did the unthinkable. I took a trip to the mall with my kids.
I knew that heading to the mall with my children this close to Christmas (and during the noon rush hour at that) was a risky move, but I did it anyway.
We had to park far from the entrance and wait in long and even longer lines. Can you believe that through all of this my children were exceptionally well behaved? In fact, I’d say that 80% of the adults we encountered were less behaved than my two toddlers.
That’s pretty damn scary.
This time of year is quite often referred to as the happiest time of year. It is the time of giving, a time of celebration, all filled with joy and cheer… that is until you hit up your local mall anyway.
This is where you will find grown adults being passively aggressive and rude while others are straight up assholes. I can’t tell you how many adult tantrums I witnessed in the two hours I shopped today. It was so embarrassing to see, and frankly, pathetic.
Do not be this person.
Do not walk into a store the week before Christmas, or any day after Thanksgiving for that matter, and be pissed that its crowded or that the lines are longer than the dumps you take in the morning.
If crowded stores and long lines bother you, you have three options:
1. Shop online and avoid the crowds completely.
2. Start early. Get your shit together and don’t be a Christmas gift procrastinator.
3. Go full on Scrooge and nix the Christmas gift giving all together.
Whatever you do, don’t be an asshole to your fellow holiday shoppers.