I went out shopping around 5 times. Luckily, probably because the time of day, it wasn't overcrowded.First, I went to a few malls, but came back empty handed..Next, I searched out some smaller malls and neighborhood establishments. When I got home, I ordered something for our son online.
I have to say, that the order online was very convenient . In the past, he had items stolen from his porch or removed from the community areas, when he lived in an apartment. Once a traveling roommate swiped it. Other times, his girlfriend used the VISA or store gift certificate.
I was able to text him, and track his gift. He was keeping a look out. I'm thrilled he was able to get his present in his hands.
Do you notice , even more people wanting to make Christmas secular ( not acknowledging "whose influence" , that the day stands for. ) Sad.
Most aren't embarrassed to claim which friends and family they love ... Others desire to cut down on gifts, or give to charity. Some want to skip Christmas altogether. Perhaps they think it is only for children and lovers.
After I purchased a gift, I asked, the clerk,if she/ he had any plans . I stopped and listened to their answer, and commented. Then I looked into their eyes, and elaborated my interest, by saying " Merry Christmas", or" "have a great time with" ....(whoever, they mentioned)
Some of the employees, I stated this, it 2-4 times. No reaction.
Appreciation and cheer ??? Some responded, have a nice, rest of your day, , or thank you for shopping, at such and such. I did receive a few," YOU TOO".
When I returned my books to the library, I conveyed these same kind of things. The librarian who was assisting me, completed our process, by adding, "have a pleasant holiday." Then she said, they " might" remodel the place. The other librarian behind her, blurted out, " might, maybe, with an obvious ( questioning tone ).
I listed bunch of reasons, why I preferred their county library, than the fancy, remodeled, city locations. I went on, by telling them, how pleased I am, of their services and benefits.Besides that, your staff are more personable and helpful, I declared.
I put my books in my cart and got ready to leave, heading for the door. When I invoked," Merry Christmas", the lady, echoed, " You too". The male librarian, next to her, stepped up beside her, and bellowed rather loudly, " Merry Christmas", with a smile on his face.
Anyhow, my intent is to wish you a special Christmas time or whatever holiday , you do celebrate