Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Greetings Earthlings

For some reason, my social calender has been extraordinarily packed this year and I never thought I'd ever say this, but I'm all partied out. Really. It's been one thing after another and too many late nights coupled with very busy days mean that my best friend's name is Exhaustion and sometimes I have trouble keeping up with just about everything. 

One thing I'm finding particularly irksome this December (more so than other December's) are the hordes and mobs of people-traffic. More specifically, the amount of midgets roaming EVERYWHERE like ants. I can't even walk in a straight line at the Mall without getting mauled by the crowds or molested by some four year old with a mouth full of sweets and a paint brush.

And yes, I don't understand. I don't understand because I'm not a parent. I don't understand why them kids have to play hopscotch in the middle of the shampoo aisle while 30 shoppers with their respective shopping carts wait to pass through; and I don't understand why they get to screech at the top of their lungs for a solid hour because they can't eat the peanut butter out of the jar right then and there. And I particularly don't understand how they can physically assault other innocent bystanders while their parent's laugh and think they're cute.

So I have decided to stay away from all shopping districts well into 2013 when I'm sure most people will be broke, hence alleviating any need for them to congregate at the Mall or any other shopping arena.

In the meantime, I'm going to try to catch my breath, and maybe take a much needed nap. Wake me up when December ends.

Wishing everyone a safe, happy festive season.


20 comments:

  1. I didn't think that anyone was there to take a photo of me. How did you manage that? Are you stalking me, Azra?

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    1. Were you in Cape Town LL? And you don't even write or call...;)

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    1. Perhaps it's a worldwide epidemic Colin...

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  3. I'm consciously staying away from certain NYC landmarks, eateries, and neighborhoods until mid-January!

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    1. @Roving Retorter - That's my plan too! Well in JHB at least :)

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  4. Love your irreverence. LOVE. Feeling exhausted too, and gonna write about it...nnnnnnnow. Heh.

    Also? Those non-disciplined screeching kids can cram it. I mean, seriously?! Had I tried to pull shit like that-- wait, I'm sorry, I didn't even DARE pull shit like that. (Cue "kids these days" rant...but I'll spare you, hee!)

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    1. @Pretzel Thief - Of course we never pulled crap like that, our parents would kick us into next Tuesday if we ever tried.

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  5. We also try to avoid the malls at this time of year. Apart from the crowds, the whole 'festive spirit' also has a sneaky way of getting you to spend money you don't really need to.

    Viva the festive boycott!

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    1. Dreamlife - Viva! Especially hate those stores who false advertise. It's like, last week the blender was R299 and then they mark it up to R399, so that they can sell it tomorrow "ON SALE" at R299, making people believe that they're "saving" money. I'm like WTF? It was R299 last week!

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  6. You have beautiful eyes Azra LOL
    and Im sure this man take his bath here in pacific Ocean haha1 because in the north is really cold:))

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    1. Why thank you very much for your kind words Gloria. This pic was taken in Cape Town and the mountain is Table Mountain.

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  7. Did you HAVE TO show me that pic. I'm afraid I'm just not in to male butt. Eeeww?

    I hate December. Why? Because everyone comes out of hibernation and heads to my favorite mall, where too is located my favorite bar. You know things are out of hand when they have to place parking attendants on every level of the parking garage. Their who purpose is to tell you "NO! YOU CANT PARK THERE!" or "NO! YOU CANT EXIT HERE!" Did you think they were there to help you?

    Already irate and not even out of my car yet. Walk in the mall. Assaulted by the loudest and the worst Christmas music on the planet. And did you notice that EVERYONE is walking against your direction of travel? Next thing you know I am in Macys! But my bar is over there!

    I'm just going to lock myself in my liquor locker at home until they shoot all the elves for another year.

    Dean

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    1. Haha Dean, one can barely see that male butt :) And LOL at your very accurate description of typical Mass Mall Antics.

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  8. Stiff competition is what springs to mind. Dear Lord, you're grumpy after all that partying, Az. I like it.

    Let's not talk about kids. You know I can stand the ones that scream at shout while they should just shut their traps in the middle of a department store or while we're standing in line. There are cute ones, though. Used to be one myself...

    P.S. How does Gloria Dear know you've got beautiful eyes? Have you been spreading around those PR pics again? ;)

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    1. can't... and shout...
      I gotta go. I'm late!

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    2. LOL Randy, how am I suppose to know about Gloria and her opinions? LOL!! Hope you've had yourself an excellent festive season thus far...

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    3. Yeah... right. ;) Well, I actually got a present this year... that I bought myself. Thanks, Santa.

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  9. I braved the main street of Melbourne the other day - and it was terrifying

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    1. That's why it's best to stay indoors Deidre :)

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