Perhaps you are a thrill seeker. Nothing like shopping on Christmas Eve to let you know you are alive. Crowds, violence, vicious bargain grabbers, armed with the desperation provided by the need to get one more thing. It is invigorating.
It could be procrastination. Wait until the last minute. Don't worry, oh ye delayers of the inevitable. Walgreen's is open midnight. Everybody on your list needs AAA batteries, decongestants, a pack of bandaids, or acid reflux medicine. Practical, efficient, gifts, everybody loves them.
Either way, finish your shopping today. Few stores are open tomorrow. And they are proud of it, Closed on Christmas, so our associates can spend the day with their families." Oh, the caring, the giving. They really understand.
Well, off to gird up my loins, whatever that means, and face the world of Pre Christmas Retail. It reminds me of the line from Heat Treatment, by Graham Parker;
"Out in the jungle there's a war going down,
You wind up eating all the new friends you found."
Christmas music, at it's finest.
I will post an update when I get home. If I don't make it, know that I adore all of you, and I was out shopping for your gift, and it was fantastic.