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jo_rhymes
jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops
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Posted:I'm a jolly kinda girl and I love Chrimbo, getting pressies, wrapping them up nicely. I like baking mince pies and making loads of nice Christmassy food biggrin

What I HATE about Christmas is shopping in town for presents. There's LOADS of people, all in their own world, some of them with double pushchairs! ARGH!

It's not just the hideous crowds, it's the shops.

Christmas started in Newbury in late August! Before Halloween! it's stupid. Then there's the Christmas music from every shop. And the heat of the shops is unbearable.
It's freezing outside, so you layer on the clothes, you get in the shop and it's so hot you feel sick. Ugh.

Thank god for Amazon!!


Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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polarity
polarity

veteran
Location: on the wrong planet
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Total posts: 1228
Posted:And Adblock, so we don't have to see any Xmas banners.

You aren't thinking or really existing unless you're willing to risk even your own sanity in the judgment of your existence.

Green peppers, lime pickle and whole-grain mustard = best sandwich filling.

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jo_rhymes
jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops
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Total posts: 4525
Posted:thank god for the internet bounce

Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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_Aime_
_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:I went into Hastings Town Center today...
Absoloutly manic!
All I wanted was a bloody pair of bloody jeans and a new coat!

Santas grotto angers me most. A que that goes for miles full of screaming little children running around their parents, taking half the space in the shopping center.

And then, to anger me even more, a group of 'organised' children placed at the back of the grotto, in front of a microphone literally screaming carols into it, which is being pumped around the center.


Aaaarrrrgh! mad

Somebody wake me up after christmas has been and gone please.


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alien_oddity
alien_oddity

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: in the trees
Member Since: 31st Dec 2004
Total posts: 7193
Posted:naaaarrrrrch (norwich) city center in manic, total bedlam.....i don't like shopping at the best of times (typical male) at crimbo time people just seem to be more moronic than normal

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PK_
PK_

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Posted: Written by: jo_rhymes


some of them with double pushchairs! ARGH!



.. confused You were in one of those once if i'm not mistaken... so hug let other children enjoy xmas shopping whilst their young and enjoying it... after all xmas is all about kids and having fun..

hug

This will be my first xmas as a dad.. i hate xmas time but im sure gonna make sure my son has a good one...


PK.

"To be an angel, one need not have wings.
In giving love there is an equal grace.
Nor need one seek the aura in the face,
As love unveils the beauty of all things."

*Francois Couperin.

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Matty_B
Matty_B

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Location: Blu's Pocket
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Posted:And NYC is bad too I tried to do some sightseeing/shpopping today ... lets just say it wasn't the best plan I just ended up getting well annoyed.. . . I should of just stayed on the tour bus and gone round and round . . .

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jo_rhymes
jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops
Member Since: 10th Apr 2005
Total posts: 4525
Posted:PK, i dont have anything against kids! hug I ubblove kids, it's their inconsiderate parents that annoy me! Two kids in a double pushchair, whilst their mum is staring at some gift, oblivious to all the other customers! Grrr!

Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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Rouge Dragon
Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
Location: without class distinction
Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 13215
Posted:Try being in Japan where the decorations are up, the music plays (but it slightly wrong cos it's in Japanese) but Christmas day itself is just another day at the office and you have an exam the next day.

sorry. i dont think im going to get over my horrible chirstmas this year.

will gladly swap for christmas shopping horrors!!!!


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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Matty_B
Matty_B

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Location: Blu's Pocket
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Posted:hug for rougie

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Birgit
Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 27th Jan 2005
Total posts: 4145
Posted:When trying to get into Birmingham to liaise with HoPpers last weekend, I couldn't even get ON the train I had a reservation for, because it was packed with chavettes discussing which shade of fake tan spray to buy for their relatives. Grrrrrrrrrr!!

Apart from that, the crowds of Christmas shoppers we were singing Christmas songs for today gave us hundreds of pounds for the blind school, so there's something nice about it, too biggrin


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crowley2
crowley2

official hop cutie
Location: Uk, Essex, Clacton
Member Since: 22nd Nov 2005
Total posts: 272
Posted:christmas shopping is fun cos theres so many shiney things to look at

The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it. ~ Terry pratchett

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LazyAngel
LazyAngel

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Location: Cambridge UK
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Total posts: 2895
Posted:come to China, christmas isn't on here! frown

Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

'Be the change you want to see in the world around you' - Ghandi

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Rouge Dragon
Rouge Dragon

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Location: without class distinction
Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 13215
Posted:Lazy Angel, hug we can both have non-christmas christmases in Asia smile

i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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LazyAngel
LazyAngel

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Location: Cambridge UK
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Posted:Cheers! smile hug actually my school is going to hold a sort-of Christmas party, they want me to spin poi for them. And I'm doing lessons on Xmas next week! Going to miss hugging friends and family the most I reckon! Where are you at in Asia?

Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

'Be the change you want to see in the world around you' - Ghandi

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Rouge Dragon
Rouge Dragon

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Location: without class distinction
Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 13215
Posted:I'm in Japan studying smile

I take it you're teaching english?

And I just did a performance at a christmas-type party this afternoon! ubbrollsmile

My mother sent me a little paper chrissy tree and some tinsel so i could put them up in my room here and feel "more at home" *melts cos my mother thinks of EVERYTHING*


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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LazyAngel
LazyAngel

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Location: Cambridge UK
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Posted:Nice one! I guess poi goes down pretty well over there: Is it as cold as China: we might have snow soon.

nice one on the decorations: the other teacher here shared some decorations she got sent with me, so I need to put them up in my flat..


Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

'Be the change you want to see in the world around you' - Ghandi

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Rouge Dragon
Rouge Dragon

Insert Champagne Here
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Member Since: 21st Jul 2003
Total posts: 13215
Posted:Yeah, the poi went down pretty well - although not as well as a 3-ball cascade! ubblol

Yeah, it could freeze the balls off a brass monkey here. snow on the mountains already and snow on the flat due any time now.

Today's forecast was -2 to 7! And back home right now they're sweltering in 40deg and fighting some of the worst bushfires in history! eek what a contrast!


i would have changed ***** to phallus, and claire to petey Petey

Rougie: but that's what I'm doing here
Arnwyn: what letting me adjust myself in your room?..don't you dare quote that on HoP...

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LazyAngel
LazyAngel

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Cambridge UK
Member Since: 29th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2895
Posted:Yeah and then some! I just wish someone had heard of central heating in China: I only have a/c in my flat so it's pretty damn cold! (especially after prolonged internet sessions, as the AC is only in my bedroom not my study!)

Considering purchasing a thing that you plug into the wall and put your feet into to keep them warm: like static electrified warm slippers!


Because ActiveAngel sounds like a feminine deodorant

Like sex, I'm much more interesting in real life than online.

'Be the change you want to see in the world around you' - Ghandi

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jo_rhymes
jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops
Member Since: 10th Apr 2005
Total posts: 4525
Posted:spank for Rougie and Guy! this thread is ranting about trying to Christmas shop in town, not the dilemmas of living in Asia! spank

ubblol hug


Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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Birgit
Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 27th Jan 2005
Total posts: 4145
Posted:What gets me is that everyone knows Christmas will be coming up somewhat regularly, but leaves the shopping until the last 4 weekends, and then wonders about the crowds ubblol

Maybe initiating an "alternative Christmas" some time in September would be a good idea.


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jo_rhymes
jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops
Member Since: 10th Apr 2005
Total posts: 4525
Posted:Birgit, I think you're right.
If i was organised, I'd sort Chrimbo shopping out in advance.
But I'm not organised, and I don't like crowds, so I'm going to moan about it ubblol


Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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Kathain_Bowen
Kathain_Bowen

Good Ol' Yarn For Hair
Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
Member Since: 24th Jan 2006
Total posts: 422
Posted:On Chrimmas in Asia:
*jealousy* I'll trade, I'll trade, pick me!!!!

On the subject of mall Santas:
I wish I had a picture of the Santa in Cumberland Mall that was nestled between JCPenny's frilly and "gift" underwear section and a Frederick's of Hollywood.

On the subject of Chrimmas shopping:
Nothing gets me worse than what happened yesterday. See, I'll put up with the crowds, the obnoxious children running around begging for practically everything on the shelves, parents bickering- but what I absolutely can't stand happened again yesterday. Todlers and babies crying and shrieking their little heads off until they're blue in the face, but the parents keep on dragging them through the shops.

*sigh* I just wanted to turn and shout at them to take their child home and let them have the nap they seem to so desperately need.


"So long and thanks for all the fish."

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Birgit
Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 27th Jan 2005
Total posts: 4145
Posted:hug

I don't like crowds either, but I'm better now than I used to be. I know the signs of "right, I need to get out of this shopping centre in the next 10 minutes or I'll feel the urge to either run away or scream or hit somebody" smile


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alien_oddity
alien_oddity

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Total posts: 7193
Posted: Written by: jo_rhymes


I'm a jolly kinda girl and I love Chrimbo, getting pressies, wrapping them up nicely. I like baking mince pies and making loads of nice Christmassy food biggrin

What I HATE about Christmas is shopping in town for presents. There's LOADS of people, all in their own world, some of them with double pushchairs! ARGH!

It's not just the hideous crowds, it's the shops.

Christmas started in Newbury in late August! Before Halloween! it's stupid. Then there's the Christmas music from every shop. And the heat of the shops is unbearable.
It's freezing outside, so you layer on the clothes, you get in the shop and it's so hot you feel sick. Ugh.





clap welcome to my world jo ubblol

i absolutley do not like crimbo shopping!
i do not enjoy my shins acting as bumpers for silly women with prams, nor do i enjoy the morons that walk infront of me then come to a dead stop simply to oggle stuff in a shop. i do notlike the spoilt childeren these paretnts insist on dragging around with them.


just call me the GRINCH tongue


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Pogo69
Pogo69

there's no charge for awesomeness... or attractiveness
Location: limbo
Member Since: 6th Apr 2006
Total posts: 3764
Posted: Written by: Birgit


What gets me is that everyone knows Christmas will be coming up somewhat regularly, but leaves the shopping until the last 4 weekends, and then wonders about the crowds ubblol




*sigh*

I haven`t started christmas shopping yet... frown got to get it ALL done next weekend... eek


--pogo (pat) [forever and always]

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Firetramp
Firetramp

old hand
Location: Binstead, Isle of Wight
Member Since: 5th Sep 2005
Total posts: 896
Posted:I'm a last minute shopper too. Here in Belgium shops are normally closed on Sundays but now, they're open for three weeks and on Sundays, the buses run for free!

Ask a question and be a fool for a minute...don't ask and be a fool your whole life.

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faith enfire
faith enfire

wandering thru the woods of WI
Location: Wisconsin
Member Since: 27th Jan 2006
Total posts: 3556
Posted:ha i go shopping on the 23

Faith
Nay, whatever comes one hour was sunlit and the most high gods may not make boast of any better thing than to have watched that hour as it passed

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Pogo69
Pogo69

there's no charge for awesomeness... or attractiveness
Location: limbo
Member Since: 6th Apr 2006
Total posts: 3764
Posted:YAY! happy I`m not the only one... but I gotta shop for 4 kids, 6 (B), 10 (B), 12 (B) and 14 (G)... it is going to be a **LONG** day...

--pogo (pat) [forever and always]

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Bek66
Bek66

Future Mrs Pogo
Location: The wrong place
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Total posts: 4728
Posted:The holidays just depress me...seems you can never do enough... noone is ever satisfied...I'd rather just skip it!!! frown

"Absence is to love what wind is to fire...it extinguishes the small, enkindles the great."
--Comte Debussy-Rebutin

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FoxInDocs
FoxInDocs

Pooh-Bah
Location: Adelaide, SA
Member Since: 10th Jul 2005
Total posts: 1848
Posted:sounds like you need an aussie christmas miss bek. everyones to hot and drunk to be dissatisfied... as long as there's cold drinks and a swimming pool or sprinkler system you're set.

"i am exotic, and must keep my arms down" - Rougie

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