Yesterday was great. As self-imposed exiles, we decided to get together and enjoy a meal in solidarity. We shared stories, we shared gossip, we embarassed each other and we bonded. Amongst our group, we have varying ideals and outlook and we respect each other's right to hold that belief, even though we may not share it or even comprehend the view. Mutual respect and tolerance, it's a good thing. We are each other's adopted family here.
Today, I'm sure hordes of people got up at some insane hour of the morning, the time at which some people are just getting home from a fun night out. I cannot comprehend getting up that early to head out fighting the masses for a sale.
Point 1...I don't do crowds. I get tunnel vision and sensory overload. I go into survival mode in which my thoughts run something like "would these assholes get the fuck out of my way so I can leave?" This mindset is not conducive to fun shopping.
Point 2... I like my sleep. I'm sure I can buy whatever it is I need to get after I wake up. In fact, if I wait till tomorrow, I'm pretty sure that many people will be home exhausted and recovering while I'll be well rested and have (slightly) shorter lines.
The rush is on. I'll be hearing Christmas tunes most places. I might even find myself at the grocery store singing along as I browse the aisles. Christmas cards, wrapping paper, decorations will bloom like weeds in mid-summer. I'll be tempted to buy things I don't need. I might even give in here and there...