Well today wasn't so bad. I took all the back roads to the mall to avoid the traffic and ate a sandwich before I left the house so I wouldn't have to stand around looking for a table in the food court. I didn't buy anything really heavy, so the circulation in my hands continued to flow. (unlike the other day!)
Thursday, I was at the mall, and had bought some really heavy stuff...mostly clothes for my girls....and the bag they gave me was cutting into my hands so bad! I went into Claire's and was going to get my girls some earrings and little trinkets for their stockings and the two sales girls were fooling around at the registers doing inventory on their gift cards while we all waited in line. That wouldn't have been so bad if they had just done what they were supposed to do and get done with it......but NOOOOOOO.......they were standing up there laughing and joking and talking about their friends and boyfriends and doing the gift cards SO slow. I stood there with that bag cutting into my hands for 15 minutes and they hadn't even begun to ring up the two people ahead of me. I finally got tired and waiting and put my merchandise up on top of one of the displays and walked out. I wondered to myself......"Why couldn't they have done their inventory before or after the store closed?" Maybe because they didn't want to have to stay a few minutes late to do it! <argh> What ever happened to "Customer Service?"
Anyway......the most exciting present I bought today was a couple of Hermit crabs for my nephew!
He's 11 and he will love them! One of them has a shell painted like a football and the other is painted like a basketball. That'll be something cool he can show his buddies. Of course, I cleared it with my sister to make sure she didn't mind me getting those for him. And I have to keep them alive until next week!
I think I'm done shopping!