There’s nothing like an after-Christmas sale to remind me of what I already know: People are bat-shit crazy.
I don’t know why I thought Denmark would be different from the USA, but I was quite quickly informed that it is not. Never will I understand why, in this time of Holiday cheer, people seem to lose all of their marbles and sense of human decency.
In my head I like to think of the punishment the karma fairy will lay on these unkind people. For instance, the guy who shoved me will have a large piece of spinach in his teeth during a job interview. The lady who did not hold the door open for me right behind her will break a heel in the middle of a very long walk and she will forget her wallet so she cannot get a cab or buy a new pair. And my favorite, the line cutters, will inconveniently purchase a lottery ticket right before the person who purchases the winning ticket. You all suck.
For some reason I decided to brave Strøget, the big shopping street in Copenhagen today. There were sales galore, so I figured I’d give it a go. I neeeeed (want) a new New Years Eve dress and a pretty ring holder. I found neither. Amongst the shoving, doors slamming in my face, and generally rude people, I found a nice American flag sweater and socks for our upcoming trip to Malmö for the World Juniors. I can’t wait to see how our outfits turn out.
Anyway here is my life lesson I should have already learned: When you think it’s a good idea to leave the house and go shopping at any point in December, IT IS NOT. Stay home!! Bake cookies, cuddle the pup, listen to Christmas songs, just STAY HOME.
Do you have any crazy Christmas shopping stories? Please feel free to share!
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