5 Responses to “This is just CRAZY”

  1. Kat December 22, 2008 at 8:50 PM #

    Some of our shopping centres are open for 32 hours straight. And if you try going at 1am, it is jam-packed. I speak from experience.

  2. Angie December 22, 2008 at 8:54 PM #

    I must admit, our mall is open until 11pm and I seriously considered going around 9pm or so, hoping to avoid the craziness. I’m just very sad that I have shopping left to do at all. Why can’t I be one of those people done months in advance?

  3. MJ December 22, 2008 at 11:50 PM #

    That’s just wrong. I feel bad for the employees. I saw the Starbucks in my shopping center is going to be open Christmas Day! That’s awful!

  4. Anne December 23, 2008 at 11:16 AM #

    Once upon a time, I have been one of those poor employee having to work late on the 24, the 25, late the 31 and the 1 and let me tell you : it sucks. Because of that, I try to do my shopping during normal business hours. In the long run, I got nothing out of working those hours, those days.

  5. Patricia Barraclough December 24, 2008 at 10:01 PM #

    On the way home from church tonight about 6 PM we noticed that most places were closed down – restaurants, fast food places, stores and even the mall looked like it was winding down. Yes, they need to make money, but last minute shoppers will be there at closing whether it is 6 or midnight. So, let people go home and spend time with their families. Yes, there were things we wanted to do today, but many offices were closed for Christmas Eve Day. I had the day off so I can’t begrudge them the same. The merchandise and our money will still be there on the 26th. Whether you celebrate it as a religious holiday or not, a day of peace with your friends and family is a welcomed respite from the hectic lives we all seem to live.

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