This lady had every checklist completed by December 1st. Then, all of a sudden, someone unexpected sent her a small gift. Now she has to run out and get something to reciprocate fast, but she just has no clue. Her stress is palpable to everyone in a ten-foot radius.
Yes, they are succumbing to societal pressure and buying in to the capitalism of Christmas (literally), but they don't have to like it. And they don't have to let anyone else enjoy the experience either, so watch out for some checkout line ranting.
It's normally a guy in his mid-20s. He hasn't bought a single present yet. He kind of forgets how many nieces and nephews he needs to shop for. In one intensely long day, he plans to find the perfect gift for his parents, siblings, and six little kids. Or maybe he'll just buy them all matching scarves.
They have $20 and they're determined to find the best gift they can for mom and dad. They little consumers are escorted by grandparents or aunts, and they really thing mom would like a sparkly dolphin figurine.
The Christmas music and cheerfulness was sweet back around December 7th. But these retail workers are over it now. They are so, so, so over it. You can try to cheer them up with your smiles and your, 'Happy Holidays,' but it just won't work.
He thought he had the perfect gift. He was all set. Then he sneaked a peak at the credit card statement and realized his husband spent double the amount that he did. Now he's out trying to find something else to ensure it isn't a lop-sided exchange.
You can see their "Please, please, please be generous" smiles from a mile away. These charitable souls are just trying to help those in need. They know that the majority of donations for the year come during the holidays. They just really hope that they can bring in enough.
Huh? You have somewhere to be? Seriously, you should calm down. This laid-back shopper doesn't understand why everyone is so frantic. They want to chit-chat at the checkout. They want to peruse every book at Barnes & Noble. And they pay with for everything with a check.