The sun was shining through the chill of the day as I trawled through all the charity shops looking for gifts for the girls at work. I got one, four to go! This buying
shopping is hard work yet not as hard as dealing with women who walk through you,
push prams into you and shop girls who chat incessantly at you while you browse
books! I am in a charity shop lassie, I don't need heavy sales chat while browsing the 176 books you have littering the shelving. I think she must have been trained at W.H.Smiths, that store is regularly considered the worst in the High Street year after year yet as it makes vast profits, Smiths have all the airport newsagent stores, the directors care not that the shop is a mess. A messy charity shop is better than a well presented one not just because the latter raise their prices suitably. When I played football in the days of long ago I was less worn out than when I trudged through the masses today, what is it about the 'season of goodwill' that turns shoppers into growling ruffians?
Next week I will have to rise early to visit Tesco and avoid those buying sufficient supplies to feed a battalion of Royal Highland Fusiliers for a week rather than just feed the family. As soon as Boxing Day is over, and some on Boxing Day itself, the customers will be back for more overpriced goodies they do not need. I might buy what I need only and enjoy that.
I might avoid Sainsburys myself this year, they do not look as if they are up for it this year....
The queues outside the shops which have begun the sales early can be wearying, this lot have been waiting for some time now and still the queue does not get less. Possibly time to shop online girls?