I'm off to shop <sigh>

  1. Please pray for me..
    I HATE shopping..
    I have procrastinated long enough...
    The ONLY shopping I've finished is Santa Shopping, and I'm sure I'll add to it today (the last thing I need to do).
    I have a huge family, and still have to buy for all them.
    Did I mention I HATE shopping?? I'd rather spend the day with a house-full of cats (okay, I'm lying this time)

    If I don't come back..remember..
    if I'd had it my way, I would have been here...
    not in the mass hysteria of the mall...
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  2. 33 Comments

  3. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    I'll be thinking of you Tracy! I myself will be spending the rest of the day in the kitchen due to my own procrastination. Wanna trade?

    Take care, be safe, hope you brought enough plastic. And remember, a good kick to the shin will make a person let go of whatever they're holding onto!

    Heather
  4. by   night owl
    Hey Heather, thanks for the tip! If you don't here from me, I won't be home for Christmas, I'll be in jail for assault!
  5. by   LasVegasRN
    May the Force be with you.
  6. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    We should start an allnurses bail fund.

    Heather
  7. by   Stargazer
    Oh, thank God I'm not the only one. I am SO STRESSED OUT right now I can't stand it! All the office-related last minute forced gaiety isn't helping, I might add. TWO days ago, my boss proposed we have out usual Christmas gift exchange and potluck. Well, normally we plan this weeks ahead of time, and I just lost it. I said, "I'm sorry, but a gift exchange in 2 days? I'm supposed to run out in the 2 hours I have after work before the stores close and buy something? I'm sorry, that's just not reasonable, and I don't need the extra stress."

    She reluctantly agreed, over the squealed protests of some of my colleagues. So we're having just the potluck today. Guess what? My boss and 2 of my co-workers gave me (small) gifts anyway. So now I have 3 people to add to my last-minute shopping list. And of course I feel completely petty being pissed off about someone buying me a gift, but it just feels like another obligation to me right now.

    Add to that the fact that none of my brothers are getting back to me on my request for ideas on what to buy their kids, and the fact that the brother in charge of drawing the (adult) names and letting everyone know who they got, did not do it the day after Thanksgiving as promised but waited until Dec. 6th--yeah, I'm a little behind this year.

    Hi, I'm Mrs. Scrooge. I hate the holidays.
  8. by   Stargazer
    And Heather--the bail fund sounds like a great idea. I'm absolutely 100% positive I'm going to have to kill someone in the next few days--it's just a question of who, where, when, and why.
  9. by   PennyLane
    I have to go to the mall this Saturday. I'm already starting to mentally prepare myself. At least I'll have my boyfriend with me to help shove the slow people out of the way.
  10. by   Rustyhammer
    Originally posted by Mel D
    At least I'll have my boyfriend with me to help shove the slow people out of the way.
    If you really love him you won't make him go.
    If he HAS to go then let him sit in the mall bar
    and you can get him when you are done.
    signed,
    -Hate the Mall
  11. by   researchrabbit
    Stargazer and nurse4kids, I am SOOO glad I am not the only one!! I hate shopping and I haven't done mine yet either!
  12. by   emily_mom
    Drink liquor before you go...I did that last night and it worked wonders! Also, on our big outing, we went to TGIF and had Bloody Mary's....yummy! And, on Monday (last minute shopping), we went to TGIF again and indulged in a little. Makes the people disappear!

    Hi, I'm Kristy, and I'm a pre-shopping alcoholic....

    That sounded bad...but it works!

    Kristy
  13. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by Stargazer
    Oh, thank God I'm not the only one. I am SO STRESSED OUT right now I can't stand it! All the office-related last minute forced gaiety isn't helping, I might add. TWO days ago, my boss proposed we have out usual Christmas gift exchange and potluck. Well, normally we plan this weeks ahead of time, and I just lost it. I said, "I'm sorry, but a gift exchange in 2 days? I'm supposed to run out in the 2 hours I have after work before the stores close and buy something? I'm sorry, that's just not reasonable, and I don't need the extra stress."

    She reluctantly agreed, over the squealed protests of some of my colleagues. So we're having just the potluck today. Guess what? My boss and 2 of my co-workers gave me (small) gifts anyway. So now I have 3 people to add to my last-minute shopping list. And of course I feel completely petty being pissed off about someone buying me a gift, but it just feels like another obligation to me right now.

    Add to that the fact that none of my brothers are getting back to me on my request for ideas on what to buy their kids, and the fact that the brother in charge of drawing the (adult) names and letting everyone know who they got, did not do it the day after Thanksgiving as promised but waited until Dec. 6th--yeah, I'm a little behind this year.

    Hi, I'm Mrs. Scrooge. I hate the holidays.
    Wow, that all sounds so familiar..... oh yeah! I just finished "Skipping Christmas!" Maybe old Luther is onto something?????

    Heather
  14. by   Lausana
    Originally posted by Rustyhammer
    If you really love him you won't make him go.
    If he HAS to go then let him sit in the mall bar
    and you can get him when you are done.
    signed,
    -Hate the Mall
    Our mall has sofas and chairs in the middle of the halls for the men to sleep on I guess since that's what happens

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