One year I learned the hard way about shopping the week of christmas. That one year it completely escaped my mind a few gifts that i forgot to purchase for some of my family. On a saturday morning i decided that i would venture out and try to find the last straggling few presents. I thought that if i left this early in the morning since lots of people wouldn’t be up this early on a saturday but boy was i wrong.
I asked my mom to drive me to the mall and when we got there i noticed how packed the parking lot was and how i couldnt see an empty parking space. When we finnaly found a parking spot we walked to the mall and i noticed through some of the windows that there were quite a lot of people walking in and out. Confused i continued to walk towards the mall doors until i got to the doors.
Immediately as i opened the door a burst of noise of people chattering away grew louder. I didn’t realize what i had gotten myself into that day. As i was walking in i noticed how beautiful the mall christmas decorations were. As i began walking i noticed most of the loud sounds were coming from families waiting in line to get their picture taken with santa. Lots of children were running around screaming and crying and giggling as they impatiently waited to get their pictures taken. As i continued through the mall i noticed how unpleasantly crowded it was.
Entering the first store on the top of my list i felt like i walked right into a war zone. Tons of people were pulling clothes out and waiting in line and trying things on. at that point i became overwhelmed with all the people. The place looked as if a tornado had just went by. I began lurking around trying to find something for my cousin who came here quite often to buy clothes. Eventually i had finally found something in the right size and color and patiently waited in line. I noticed how many people started cutting in front of other people and quickly became agitated. I spent a good 20minutes in that lineup before i left to go venture to the next store. It was around lunch time where i started feeling hungry since i had skipped breakfast to get to the mall a bit earlier. As i was approaching the foot court I Found the electronics store where i needed to get the next item for my friend. I Decided on going there first before getting something to eat. As i walked in it wasn’t as crazy as the clothing store but it was still pretty busy. as i entered some kids ran buy my feet and i lost my balance and knocked this remote car display over.
The store clerk immediately started getting upset at how it the display would be needed to be cleaned. I offered the store clerk my help and together cleaned up. As i was leaving the store i realized i had left my bag inside the store when i was cleaning. When i walked back in the bag was missing and the store clerk told me they hadn’t seen it. At that point i was very frustrated and went to the food court to get something to eat. As i was waiting in line at mcdonalds i wasn’t paying attention to my surroundings and a lady ran into me. The lady apologized to me and I said its fine. When we finished talking i realized i was out of the line.
Turning to the lady who was just behind me in the lineup and asking if i could have my spot back she angrily told me that i had stepped out of line and that it wasn’t my spot. At this point i was so frustrated i left the mall as quickly as i could. Running into a few people as i quickly left, many people were looking for good deals and low prices. As i finally got out of the mall i quickly to the car as i could. I learned the hard way that day that I shouldn’t leave things last minute like shopping or it would just not end well. I ended up not being able to give some of my friends a gift since i was so frustrated at being at the mall the week of Christmas day.