I'm not a shopper. But my knee-high boots self destructed last winter, and there was this sale at the little neighborhood Mall - so I got lured in.
Won't do that again ! Not that crowded in the middle of the afternoon, but damn xmas music playing everyfuckinwhere. Cashiers wishing "Merry Christmas", Salvation Army volunteers with their kettles (for $ that goes who knows where), also wishing "Merrygoddamn Christmas".
It's NOT Christmas yet ! Gr-r-r-r
The longer I was around it all, with overdecorated stores, watching people hungrily buying up stuff very few actually need - the more dismal I felt. Had to get out of there - and quick ! It's no wonder many folks get funked out at this time of year particularly. Godshit shoved down your throat. The usual assumptions made by most, that EVERYone is into this phony birthday thing. Bah ! Humbug ! Back to my cave ... ! And you ?