Well with Christmas well on my heels I have finally managed to do most of my Christmas shopping both online and in store! Whooo, I'm actually kind for it to be over with it, I mean as much as I love shopping and buying fabulous gifts for my loved ones, it's a slightly stressful situation shopping this time of year, and shopping should never, ever be stressful! With all that fuss trying to get a car park at the shopping centres, practically fighting your way through the crowds at the big department stores only to find they've sold out on what you wanted or you just find empty shelves. And not to forget finding yourself once again having to fight for a spot in those giant lines at the checkouts!
Now, I realise it's the "silly season" and all but honestly, do we really all need to act so silly this time of year? You all know who I'm talking about. That one annoyingly rude shopper that huffs and puffs throughout the store and worst of all, in line, complaining about how long the line is, or how there are empty registers or how the old lady just tried to cut in line blah blah blah! And to make things worse they not only vent their frustrations to other shoppers but they proceed to take it out to those poor workers behind the registers, which in turn, ends up holding the rest of us up too! I really feel for retail workers this time last year, I started off working in retail and was working at Swarovski this time last year and I can tell you these workers are already working their butts off and are all exhausted too having to work absolutely cray-cray hours.
What ever happened to treat others how you yourself would like to be treated? I know it's annoying to have to stand in line but why make such a big deal out of it? At this time of year it is to be expected! If you dont like it then why not organise yourself and purchase gifts throughout the year? I understand we all have a freedom of speech etc, etc, but it's no excuse to vent your frustrations out on the people around you. They are all feeling as you do, we are all stressed out and running out of time too and at the end of the day what does it achieve? Absolutely nothing! All it does is make you and others around you even more annoyed! So, if you find yourself in a situation like this try to not encourage or engage them, I've witnessed people agree with these huffer's and puffer's, defend the staff and I've seen people tell them to shut the f*** up and in all counts it doesn't end pretty! I think it's just best to ignore them because in that way they wont affect your mood and ruin your day. And I guess if your one of those people who gets agitated easily, next time you feel that wave of anger come along maybe try to take a deep breath and remember to "keep calm, it's Christmas!"