Shopping just stresses me out. I usually just know what I want. If I can’t find it easily, I give up and move on. I don’t shop for the sake of shopping and could care less about coupons and extra discounts. (They are nice, but I suck at utilizing them. And I don’t see the point if I don’t actually need an item.)
For some reason, I thought it might be a good idea to go shopping with my family the day after Christmas.
Did I mention my kids are 6 and 3?
It was crazy. We went to Freeport (Maine) with the thought of visiting LL Bean and seeing the Christmas tree.
I didn’t notice the tree.
I like buying stuff and all, but I hate being around a ton of people while doing it. I’m the type of person that is perfectly fine with paying a few more bucks to avoid hassle. Doing this probably actually saves me some money because I don’t shop for things I don’t need or really want.
I skipped Black Friday. I probably should have skipped the day after Christmas.
We had fun. For the most part. I guess I got some good deals on some Christmas items I will need next year at Target. But I was stressed. And annoyed by all the people around me. They were everywhere, and I couldn’t get anywhere. (My small stature doesn’t help.)
It always amazes me how many people are out shopping right after Christmas. Do they really need more stuff, or are they returning gifts?
The recession didn’t seem to be affecting too many people in Freeport and Topsham the day after Christmas.
How about you? Did you go shopping the day after Christmas? What was your motivation? (Educate me, please, because I don’t get it.)
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