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The Holiday Shopping Season...NUTZ!!!! (ARRGH!!)
by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado

Saturday, November 30, 2002

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yesterday morning i wanted to stay in bed,
but karla, my sister, wanted to shop instead.
it wouldn't have been so bad, but i am sick,
and i didn't want to go, for i was feelin' ICK!!

but we HAD to go; had some needed things to get;
got up early, thought we were the smarter ones yet!
but at 6 in the morning, a rude scene hit our eyes:
WALL TO WALL people, much to our surprise!!

went to wal*mart, had to get some personal things;
karla wanted to be a part of that holiday scene!
but i was feeling yucky, wanted to go back to bed;
but nooo..we had to go to wal*mart instead!!

so we made our way among the mad holiday mob;
even me, who was sick and feeling like a blob!
got our stuff, went to the electronics area then;
and couldn't hardly move; felt like we were in a pen!

got claustrophobic, but wasn't about to lose it;
but inside i was so mad i wanted to SPIT!
but then i saw something that caught my eye..
a movie about a cheetah; THAT i HAD to buy!

that ended up being my first christmas gift to buy;
and i suddenly felt all cheery and happy inside!
for i started my shopping off with a BIG BANG,
and i was at once glad to be a part of the shebang!

we were gone for several hours, but then got back;
and we were both tired from the holiday attack!
but then we went out to eat; we were hungry now;
but at least our holiday shopping is done..for NOW!!

i still have to finish karla's shopping, and shop for my folks in ohio, a neighbor lady (she is homebound), and our girlfriend and her family (her, her husband, and their three kids). i'll then probably get myself something, after i am done with everyone else!! (i am gonna' get myself two cajun music cd's!!) :)


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Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 12/14/2002
nutty and maddd....ggggrrrrrr ouch
Reviewed by susie weiler 12/13/2002
i really enjoyed this , makes me want to run out and, if i get in trouble for going on a shopping spree i will tell my husband it was your fault for making me so excited. luv ya! susie
Reviewed by Vicky Jeter 12/1/2002
Hi Karen,
Enjoyed this--and all the expressions it's drawn from everyone reading it. Holiday culture, USA style. Want to let you know I can't email you from where I normally have access to the Den. If you can get your straight email address, then I can email you from home. Vicky
Reviewed by Tien Avielle (Reader) 12/1/2002
Haha - yep! That's why I do my buying off the internet!!!
Reviewed by jing javier 11/30/2002
very nice karen. =)
Reviewed by Raymond Ratty 11/30/2002
Ah Ha,,,the spirit will get you no matter what!! Very amusing.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 11/30/2002
Great write Karen, you described it so well and it's exactly why I never go shopping day after a holiday;-)...
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 11/30/2002
if you were THAT sick, you should have told me you didn't wanna go!! we had no choice, and you know i hate goin' by was nuts...all those idiots fighting over everything. i told karen that santa ought to be watching, they'd all be gettin' lumps of coal! :) GREAT poem about a holiday nightmare...CHRISTMAS SHOPPING, the day after thanksgiving!! :) (((HUGS))) and love, karla. :)
Reviewed by Santa Clause 11/30/2002
HO HO HO to Karla and karen... Glad ya found your holiday cheer....
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 11/30/2002
It's terrible, I try to stay away! I enjoyed this, Karen.
Reviewed by Joel Raja Kumar J 11/30/2002
Karen, Should have got your own gift first. Then may be you will not feel so bad.
Did Karla do better? :) :) :)

Love from India - Joel, your friend still -
Reviewed by Sage Largo (Reader) 11/30/2002
Poor Sweetie,thats exactly why I dont do Christmas with material presents. Enjoyed the write. All the best Sage
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 11/30/2002
Hahahaa, poor thing!!! I hate shopping the day after Thanksgiving, won't do it, but I will send my husband the 50 miles to a Wal-Mart, and listen to his tales of wall-to-wall people, remote control car my daughter wanted, gone already, and the "wonderful" news that he spent all the money in our checking account and don't write a check 'til Thursday!! I should have known better....:D Fun poem, Karen!
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