Friday, December 28, 2007

Why you didn't see me

To all you crazed people who line up for Boxing Week Sales. I want to let you know that I think that you are nice people and that you have good hearts but I was willing to let you enjoy the mall with one less person than normal. You might think that this is because of my effective weight loss strategy called the flu but I had other reasons as well.

  1. I don't need a dvd player. Why does Future Shop and all these other big box retailers advertise for dvd players at good sales. (everyone has them... even my parents!)
  2. My budget doesn't allow for a plasma screen. Seriously, who has money for one of these after Christmas. And don't even get me started on the Buy Now, Pay in 16 Months plans. People, the retailers do this because it gets them money. Lots of it.
  3. I get cold. All you hard core sales people who are waiting when the stores open from being outside. News alert: we live in the Great White North. It is called that for a reason. You could get frostbite waiting outside.
  4. I have personal space issues. If I can reach out and touch you, you might just be too close. (I know that I have traveled to a couple developing countries this year and you adjust while there... but I am still a North American.) In the frenzied spirit of the morning when the sale opens, people are all around you, pushing, shoving etc. Why don't we all play nicely? Because there are only a limited number of bargain basement items and the rest are only 25% off-that's not a deal.

Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to continue on with knitting a baby kimono for my next friend who has a baby girl. I got the yarn for it on sale today at the same price as it was yesterday minus all the crowds and I caught up with the yarn store's daughter who has got to be one of the nicest people ever. And I left a happy camper:-) There is a method behind my madness


MomOfTheCrazies said...

I went to the only store I shop at these days - The Children's Place, and prices were more than they were the week before. I stocked up on crackers and a few DVD's from WalMart and that was the extent of my Boxing Day shopping. How exciting. (Actually it was fairly enjoyable as I left the 3 crazies at home!) Maybe next year I'll pretend to go shopping, leave the kids at home, and come hang out with you!

KnittinChick said...

Do it! We'll have lots of fun and pull out something in a bag later on to impress the crazies:-)

Bargainista said...

You didn't miss anything 'cept for the half price chocolates at Super Store. i promise to save you a box of those After Eight mints PC style. You just have to come and pick them up.