Thursday, December 21, 2017

Some Christmas Shopping Lessons

  1. Unless you are shopping online, it is much more difficult to find a copy of "Home Alone" than one of "Elf."
  2. In fact, there are so many copies of "Elf" out there, the stores may pay you to take one.
  3. If the stores have added seasonal personnel, I haven't noticed them. I suspect they are in the backroom asking the warehouse to send more copies of "Elf."
  4. If you are in the market for good chocolates, pray that your state has a See's Candies store. They have excellent chocolates. The only drawback is that See's has a high number of customers who like lengthy discussions with the check-out crew. Those people will be ahead of you in line. Each will have a group discount, but they will have to search for the card.
  5. Costco used to have Christmas DVDs but when I checked last night, the closest thing to one was "Dunkirk."
  6. Not all Targets are alike. I just thought I'd pass that along.
  7. It is not enjoyable to be in a long line of hacking people at the drugstore and read a headline about the flu season.
  8. Keep in mind that by December 24, Aqua Velva is considered a gender-neutral gift.
  9. Of course, by December 24, a bag of Three Musketeers bars will qualify as a gourmet treat.
  10. When I was young, my parents would buy a huge box of Brach's chocolates and then leave it out for their five children to paw over. I learned more about the animal kingdom from that practice than I ever did from any National Geographic films.

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