Christmas shopping

I’m having a small Christmas this year – I only have to buy presents for about half a dozen people. I come from a big family so if I happen to be having a family reunion type of Christmas that easily turns into a 30-40 present nightmare.

But the trouble with not having to buy many presents is I was lulled into a false sense of security. My complacency means I’m approaching Christmas Eve having done NO shopping. None. Zilch. Nada. My worst effort ever.

I’ve been spending extra time with my kids this week which has been great but it also means I haven’t been able to dedicate any time to shopping. I thought I’d make a late rally tonight by going to the huge mall a couple of suburbs away that’s having 24 hour trading. I waited until nearly midnight in the hope it would be relatively quiet.

It seemed like a good idea but the line for parking started about a kilometre away from the fucking mall! I turned around and came home. There’s no way I’m putting up with that shit. Having to search for parking for an hour then dealing with huge crowds of desperate people does not mesh with my temperament.

There would have been blood on the walls.

This is going to require some creativity tomorrow. I wonder what people would think of handmade gifts hastily put together from twigs and leaves?

I hope you, my dear readers, are more organised. Whatever it is you are doing at this time of year, enjoy yourself. Have fun and take care. I appreciate all the support you’ve given me and I want you coming back for plenty more doses of angriness next year!

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8 responses to “Christmas shopping

  1. Slacker!!!! Dude… even my CAT has her Christmas shopping done already. :P Granted, I think she bought me fishy flavored kitty treats (pretty sure she thinks SHE’LL get them since I don’t eat them…we’ll see kitty…we’ll see…)

    Don’t blow too many gaskets Mr. Angry. Santa is watching (creepy, I know) and you gotta be nice or the big, fat man won’t slip you anything..ha.ha..ha…

    Meowy Christmas!!!!

  2. Poor Angry. Poor disorganised Angry. Here you are a computer geek and you haven’t done your Christmas shopping? Do you only use your computer to bolster your ego? Do you not know it is your best shopping pal – evar?
    But seriously, I would love to see what you could do with twigs and leaves, because I bet you don’t even have any glue.
    Have a lovely Christmas and a good New Year. Look forward to seeing more in the New Year.

  3. Merry Christmas Mr. Angry – I look forward to meeting many folks just like yerself who have done no shopping whatsoever when I go to work this afternoon. x

  4. Hel

    The hubby and I have got the least stressful Christmas planned ever: getting up any time we want, making our own version of Bacon & Egg McMuffins with bbq sauce, and then settling down for a day of playing Everquest 2. Only person we need to worry about giving presents to tomorrow is the cat and she’s guaranteed to be excited about her slightly more expensive brand of tinned food. Too easy :)

  5. Just stopping by to wish you a very happy Christmas, Mr. Angry. Hope it’s so wonderful that you’ll have to change your blog title to “Angry 364 Days a Year.” Thanks for entertaining us so well.

  6. Just think. Christmas is over now. well for another year at least. But wait, I’m 14 – I love Christmas. SO LONG TO WAIT lol .

  7. I found this post very heartening because I thought it was only the US who has these Christmas-crazy problems with malls and mall traffic. Misery likes company, and I’m glad to see it’s not just us who are such morons about the holiday. But I’m wondering why you didn’t just do your shopping on the Internet? I can’t even go near the mall at Christmas or I start to hyperventilate.

  8. “Having to search for parking for an hour then dealing with huge crowds of desperate people does not mesh with my temperament.” – but waiting to go shopping the eve of xmas eve does? :)

    hey ps: when did you start filming without the mask… i haven’t been here for ages so i know i’ve missed out!

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