Monday, 26 December 2011

9. Aftermath

Merry Christmas to all of you! although I'm one day late.

Don't know about you people and where/how you celebrate it, but here in Australia we celebrate the magnificent Boxing Day (day after Christmas)  by doing nothing other than shopping like a total lunatic. You Americans can relate this to your Black Fridays (day after Thanksgiving).

Just to be clear on things, I have never actually experienced shopping in Boxing Day in my life before today (inevitably dragged to go by parents).
What made me want to rant about this, as a matter of fact, is my experience with today.

You're put into a bustling crowd with literally no air to breathe but the caustic body odour of those sweaty bogans around you. OH and I must add, the temperature was soaring and the weather was rather humid, so yes I was close to hell.

People lose all dignity when shopping during Boxing Day. Some people camp overnight to be first ones in line, just to save 15% off a dress. Wow if you did that, that means you probably couldn't afford them in the first place! You know you hit rock bottom when you're sleeping on the sidewalk.

To make matters worse, every five-seven turns, you will see two females arguing over who saw what piece of clothing first!

Not only is it difficult to move around, but once you have finally found clothes that actually looks good and isn't a size XXXXL, you have to make the arduous trek to the fitting room which (guess what?) has a long as line - with smelly bogans yes. 

Once you've finally gotten a fitting room and tried out your clothing, you begin to squeeze past the barbarians surrounding you to reach the cashiers, which happen to have a line consisting of 40 people.
40 people with an average of 1 minute to serve a customer.
Maths Extension 2 skills tell me that it will take you 40 minutes to reach the cashier. Good Luck Brave Shopper. 

To sum up this whole rant, all problems arise due to the number of people that are with you at the mall.

Moral of the story: You better shop online during Boxing Day, if you don't well then, be prepared for all the hassle and pray your girlfriend/wife does not come along.

31 comments:

  1. hey man i love boxing day! following your wonderful blog:]

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  2. I updated the contest rules so that it's easier to enter.

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  3. haha nice rant! that's what lots of people think.
    following you!

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  4. Boxing day, huh? Black friday is terrible over here in the states.

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  5. Wow, Sydney looks like a crazy place, be interesting to know more about it in the future.

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  6. at least you don't have to fight off obese american women..

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  7. I've always wanted to go, but I'm sure as soon as I do I'll Wish I never did, haha

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  8. Ugh, that sounds horrible. Seems like we always have at least one death over here on Black Friday thanks to stampeding crowds or something. I think I'll sleep in.

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  9. black friday, took an hour to get my damn happy meal.

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  10. Boxing day do have some good deals though, now following!!

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  11. On boxing day I like to put on my boxing gloves and beat up ducks.

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  12. Nive text :D
    Have good holidays ;)

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  13. Boxing day sounds pretty insane!
    Following!

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  14. Awesome blog man, keep up this good work!

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  15. Boxing is such a great sport. Those people from AU know how to party.

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  16. Tell me about it. In the States we have Black Friday. This day is horrible, and has lost all meaning because retailers also do cyber monday and other ridiculous sales. It's all about feeding consumerism.

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  17. Everything that Matt said is what I wanted to post lol

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  18. most of the time on black friday, there arent even good deals. waking up at midnight for a more expesive tv! lol

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  19. Boxing day is so interesting! I never knew what it was about, but now I do! Thanks for the post!

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  20. I see that boxing day is the equivalent to America's Black Friday. It's amazing to see how people can go completely crazy because of some low prices, completely disgusting.

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  21. you sir have gained 5 internets for this one. :)

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  22. Hope you had a better Christmas than your boxing day. :P

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