Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Stoppin' for Shoppin'
My Mommy works two jobs and one of them is at the Mall. She works at a big cookware chain. She said this year people were Christmas shopping as soon as the last piece of candy dropped in the last Trick-or-Treater's pillowcase.
It has been so busy, she said, that people don't even take time to walk their dogs BEFORE they go shopping! Instead there is a growing number of people SHOPPING WITH THEIR DOGS! And we aren't talking mini-dogs like Chihuahuas, Toy Poodles and Yorkies - those have been a mall staple for YEARS. Nope, we are talking MAJAH DOGGIES like Cocker Spaniels and Retrievers! She said she even saw a BIGGER dog like a Sheep Dog one time!
I have, on occasion, accompanied my Mommys to Target, Walgreens, etc. But these were EMERGENCY trips and not leisurely shopping excursions. I do not think I could TOLERATE the NOISE, crowds, and TEDIUM of a long shopping trip.
Unless, of course, my Mommy invested in one of those POOCHIE STROLLERS. I think I could enjoy a jaunt to the MALL in that. I do like a good ride in a stroller. . .
But I digress. If "Tis The Season" is difficult enough plowing through throngs of people in order to find the PERFECT gift, how much more difficult will it be when everyone is also dodging DOGGIES and (possibly) their DOO-DOOS?