Last minute shoppers

Every year it seems people leave it later and later to buy their presents. Going to work on Monday most of the stores in Edinburgh had started their New Year sales early because the weekend before Xmas was so poor. Certainly in our bookstore it was busy, but not nearly as busy as it should be. Oddly Monday was far busier. Presumably a lot of folk thought they’d take the week off and do the shopping on Monday when it was quieter. Except most of them thought this was so it was bloody busy! Not looking forward to tomorrow’s day at work at all, especially since after closing on Xmas Eve we are expected to set up for the fucking New Year Sale so it is ready to go first thing on the 26th. Quite why any store needs to be open on Boxing Day is beyond me and why some sad tossers have to go shopping on that very holiday morning when they have all just had a huge commerical blowout is also beyond me. It does make for poor shop workers who have been frazzled for two months over commerical overload for fuck all money being overworked yet again. What is wrong with people? Would it really hurt to wait till the 27th? Stay home, be with your family, teach your kids to play their new games! Or if they are really good games wait until they go to sleep and play with them yourselves!

Anyway, a happy season to everyone, except the bastards at Play.com who still haven’t delivered my mother’s main present after 9 days and refuse to even start a search for it until it is two weeks overdue. Safe to say if it hasn’t arrived by tomorrow I won’t be shopping with them again, especially since their original email promised it with 3-5 days over a week ago and I had to email the bastards twice before I got a response, despite their auto answer which acknowldged my email and promsied a reply within 24 hours but it took 3 days and another email to get a message effectively saying piss off until two weeks are up, so sorry… Ah, fine customer service…