Friday, December 17, 2010

"Scrooge had it right, don’t bother"

grumpy old man says:

07:06am | 17/12/10

I have perfected the art of Christmas shopping. It has taken many years, but finally, I have it down to a fine art.

The critical elements are,

1) it should take no longer than 2 hours

2) don’t want to stand in a queue with prams and people shorter than my knees.

So, hit the Westfield’s at 0800 on Christmas eve, park as close as possible to an entrance, go straight to the top floor, credit card in hand.
Move systematically from one end to the other, then down a floor, repeat etc.

Whatever catches your attention is a good gift for someone, buy it.
when you get to the bottom floor with all your purchases, find someone doing wrapping and get the wrapping done, oh! and don’t forget a small stock of gift vouchers for those that you’ve forgotten. Any left over on boxing day you can put in your wallet for personal use.

Put everything in the car and go to the pub.

I love it. Bah humbug!

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