Every year, I tell myself that I won’t Procrastinate in doing my holiday shopping. And, every year, I End up with a shopping list As long as your arm And about 24 hours to get it all done. Waiting until the last minute means that I have to Brave the crowds out doing their Last-minute shopping.
First, I have to find a place to park in the parking lot, which is always Packed. Then, I have To fight off the Bargain hunters Who are there for the holiday markdowns. With so many shoppers, the Shelves are usually a Mess and a lot of items are Out of stock. When I’ve finally picked out what I want to buy, there are usually long lines at the Register. Just when I’m about To check out, I always remember that I’ve forgotten one last thing. It never fails!
When I get home with the presents, I have to Wrap them. Hopefully, I haven’t forgotten to get Gift wrap, Ribbons and Bows, and holiday cards. By the time I’m finished, I’m exhausted and I feel like Scrooge. Ba humbug!
Why do I do this to myself every year? Next year, I’m starting my holiday shopping in September. Then again, I said that last year.