Sunday, December 21, 2008

"The Twelve Pains of Christmas"

I somehow ended up spending what is typically the busiest shopping day of the year, the Saturday before Christmas, in the fourth circle of hell, otherwise known as the local mall. And not just any mall, but the biggest and busiest one in town. Only an incredibly great deal would have gotten me there after experiences I've had other years. This time the deal was the Going Out of Business Sale at KB Toys. (And doesn't it say something about the economy when a toy store is going out of business during the Christmas shopping season?) The traffic was bad, but not anywhere near as bad as previous years. We even found a parking spot that was located in the same time zone as the mall entrance. The deals were plentiful. It seemed that almost every store had some kind of buy one, get one free or buy one, get one half off deal. Once there in the fourth circle, we decided to stay to browse and people-watch a while, a rest before we fought our way back out again. We're finally almost through with our Christmas shopping. We'll probably save the rest for the second-busiest shopping day of the year, Christmas Eve, but I hope not.

For some reason, this song ran through the dark recesses of my mind for most of the day...

The Twelve Pains Of Christmas - Bob Rivers

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