Monday, December 21, 2009

the worst day of the year

It started out great with men's meeting at 7 a.m. and I was at the Watertown Malls on west Arsenal Street by 9:30. I started off easy with Petco. This is to shopping what stretching is to tennis. Then I went across to the BIG MALL. Wandering around stores, my legs and feet became sore from all the walking, my eyesight was blurry. I ultimately realized I was at the end of the mall. (Trust me, don't expect a light there.) To my shock I found myself looking to buy clothes for my wife in Gander Mountain. I forced myself to stagger out of there and immediately went into the nearby Best Buy. I looked at computers until my mind started to clear.

I had spent the entire day shopping and I was physically, emotionally, and spiritually exhausted.

I looked at my watch. It was almost 11 a.m.

The car was parked at the other end of the mall. Walking back through that mall was for me like a naked albino with no water walking across the Sahara on a sunny August afternoon.

But I had no choice. I had to do it. I did buy something on the way back. I don't remember what I bought or what I paid. It's in the trunk of the car. I think.

I bought coffee and went across Arsenal to visit some other big box stores. I bought a few more things just to avoid the embarrassment of not having anything to show for my trip.

I don't understand how women can do this, let alone enjoy it.

Be blessed.


Deb said...

Aw, women love it! Therefore, next time you have the urge to go mall shopping for her gift, pick up a mall gift card. That then becomes two gifts in one: the value of the card, plus the promise of mall conquest at a later date! Another idea to put icing on the cake: encourage her to make a day out with a couple of friends to all shop together, go out to lunch or dinner, and come home happy and exhausted after a satisfying day together!

LauraNicole said...

I'm really glad that you did not buy anything for mom at Granger Mountain...although I'm sure those orange-camo nightgowns must have been very tempting.

Linda said...

OMG, William and I loved this post. Hilarious!

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Tim said...

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