Boxing Day

After weeks and weeks of nothing but Christmas commercials, it was a relief yesterday to turn on the radio. At last! No more ads for holiday sales! Finally the last of tweaked traditional carols pitching everything from chocolate bars to sports cars. The end of the deluge we had been inundated with since October.

Yahoo! Happy Dance Time!

Until I heard the Boxing Day commercials.

One after another.

Nothing but Boxing Day Sales.

Boxing Day this.

Boxing Day that.

Dozens of them in between every frickin' song.

Well thank the Gods at least it would be over soon.

When exactly was it that I heard this cacophony of marketing madness?

Er, at 6 am in the morning. Whilst daughter and I were frantically preparing to, ahem... hit the road early, beating the crowds to find some great deals at the mall.

Daughter the early shopper

14 People would rather be commenting:

LadyBanana said...

Some shops opened 5am Boxing day.. I cannot imagine ever ever ever getting up for a sale that early!

In fact I can't even be bothered with the push of shove of any sales this year..

Babs (Beetle) said...

Ha ha ha! If I'd been drinking I would have spat it at the monitor then! I have never been to any Christmas sales. In fact I don't think I've ever been to any!

The Finely Tuned Woman said...

I went downtown mistakingly this afternoon and I had to shove people out of the way to get ahead. In my ignorance, I had forgotten about the sales.

Vegas Princess said...

Two days of the year I avoid going out at all. Day after Thanksgiving and the day after Christmas. They may have the best deals but for me it is not worth the hassle with my short temper with rudeness and crowds. Both of which breed on these days.

Carol said...

Happiness is satellite radio.

Happy Boxing Day!

Maureen said...

Lady Banana: Which is why we went early. As soon as it got crazy, we were outta there!

Babs: Glad you didn't waste any Christmas cheer on your monitor! Unfortunately, my teenage daughter has made Boxing Day shopping an annual tradition for years now. I never used to go out either.

The Finely Tuned Woman: Yikes! I would not want to be caught in the rush; which is why we had to beat the crowds and get home safe and sound.

Vegas Princess: We were lucky; no pushing or shoving. We got a prime parking spot, so no arguing over spaces. Overall, it was a good fun day!

Carol: You got that right!

VioletSky said...

I thought, briefly about heading out. Then remembered I wasn't a teenager anymore. Stayed in bed where it was warm and cozy.

erm, did you actually buy anything?

JoJo said...

It's a huge shopping day here as well, but we don't observe Boxing Day. We're just inundated w/ "end of year" sale commercials!

Drowsey Monkey said...

Wow - the crowd is overwhelming!

Swubird said...

Maureen:

You look so young. Ha, ha. Just kidding.

I never heard of Boxing Days. What gives? Or am I a dodo?

Happy New year.

Bruce said...

I am seriously considering building a bomb shelter in the back yard just get away the 'frickin' Holiday Cheer next year.

Maureen said...

VioletSky: Yes, I did pick up a few things... some software, hardware, clothes and even a toy. Yes, a toy. For me. (A Pink Panther bendy for my office - Ha!)

JoJo: I guess Boxing Day is an English tradition that spilled over into Canada...

Drowsey: I KNOW! HA! That was Zeller's... I think we were the only ones in there that early. They opened at 7 am. By 10 am, the mall was doing a great impersonation of a sardine can ad it was time to leave.

Swu: Har! I wish! That's daughter in all her glory; shopping. It's the only thing that will get a teen girl out of bed that early in the morning. You're not a dodo... I guess the US doesn't have Boxing Day. It's a stat holiday here.

Bruce: You have room for me? ;)

Janet said...

Do they actually call it Boxing Day in Canada? We have after-Christmas sales but we don't use such sophisticated terminology! I think if they called it Boxing Day here, I'd get sucked in to the shopping vortex!

Maureen said...

Janet: Yes, Boxing Day was supposed to be a day you boxed up stuff for the needy; wow, how times have changed!

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