It’s the festive season. Again. Happens every year to my knowledge, so not surprising really. A bit like car registration, which “suddenly” turns up and we all panic as we hadn’t planned for it. Really? Really? Over the past few weeks I have heard nothing but “gee, didn’t Christmas creep up on us quick this year? I haven’t even thought about it and not sure how I will get everything done in time”.
Now I’ll try to keep this short today as I have a bit of unplanned Christmas shopping to get done , but it’s a big struggle to understand how the single biggest holiday and spending season on the planet can ‘creep up on you” unplanned. I suppose in all fairness it has only been around for a couple of thousand years, give or take a century or 3. I suppose in all fairness folks are still trying to get used to the idea and I should not be so critical as it is a whole year since the last event after all. Really? Really?
I can’t help but wonder about this annual “phenomenon”. It is truly a baffling thing indeed and in all honesty it does provide some people like yours truly with a degree of amusement to look forward to each year! Yes I know that sounds a bit twisted, but I never did say I wasn’t a bit twisted did I? There are plenty more out there like me too, so when your screaming like a fruit bat around from shop to shop with that crazed monkey look in your eyes, glance to your left and sitting right there on the couch/chair/stool at the coffee shop is the Christmas Voyeur, reveling in the viral panic that has spread through society once again and enjoying a nice large flat white coffee with a huge amused smile on their face.
Gotta love Christmas