Boxing Day Sales…..Wow!

Pictures on the news this morning: I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry in response. Adults getting into a branch of Next, when it opened its sale at 6am, pushing and shoving to get through the door. The learners at school do that to get into my LRC when I open morning homework club. I tell them to stand in the corridor and grow up before I let them in, if they push and jostle too much! You kind of expect it from kids, but you would think that adults would know better. I’m 33 and I don’t feel sensible enough to be an adult, but I certainly wouldn’t be doing that, and I definitely wouldn’t be queuing to get into the sales at that time in a morning! I’ve worked during them, and that’s enough to put you off, especially the first few days.  I love spoiling other people, and when I’m buying things, I like my bargains as much as the next person, but it is true that i don’t like buying things for myself.  Everything I do is for others, and stopping me from giving those I love gifts, would be like cutting off one of my limbs! I was bullied at various times in my life, and now I am blessed with friends, and lots of them. I still cannot comprehend, considering my history, that there are now people who like me, love me and want to spend time with me. I don’t think I will ever totally be able to understand that, but it think as problems go, it’s probably quite a nice issue to have!!