Today, I wandered into the abyss.
I braved the great unknown, a.k.a. “the mall” this evening to try and kill a few birds with one stone. I had a few things that I needed for myself, as well as a few gifts that I could purchase there.
The warm air, smelling of mall food and the breath of hundreds, if not thousands of people, rushed into my face as I opened the door. It was kinda creepy. I held my breath as I stepped inside. It was warm, hot even, inside there. So many people, so much hot air floating around…
I tried to complete my mission as fast as I possibly could. Unfortunately, some of my errands required me to try on some clothing. Save me. I hate trying to find the right pair of pants (in my god-forsaken hard-to-find size) as well as shirts/sweaters that fit properly. I must have some freakish body type, because nothing ever fits me right. When I find something that does fit, I often buy multiples of it, in different colors.
Anyways. End chick rant.
So, I struggled to find a few choice items that I had in mind for some gifts, to no avail. Very very frustrating indeed.
The funniest part was going to Hot Topic to try and find an Adult Swim themed gift for a particular someone. Apparently, there was a “scuffle” of some sort that took place, and the place was surrounded by the finest mall security guards available. They even blocked the area near the store with mall benches. I chuckled at the situation, which was so amusing that I wasn’t that upset that I didn’t get to find the gift I wanted to get there.
Luckily, I also ordered a bunch of gifts online last night. That helped me get started. Gift buying is definitely down for me this year. My entire family is doing our annual “White Elephant Exchange” so I only really hafta buy one gift for that, as well as a few other gifts for my immediate family. This season shouldn’t be too bad for me.
It’s just going the motions that can be a pain in the arse. How’s your holiday shopping (if any) going?