Friday, 14 December 2018

Humid Summer Evenings


We are at that time of year where the nights and early evenings are becoming humid and dry. Christmas is nearly upon us and people are preparing for that one day where shops close. It's amazing how they freak out - I see some astronomically huge trolleys coming through - it makes me wonder how those who don't have money manage financially.  We have huge lines of people waiting to go through checkout, workers monitoring them so people don't push in, people waiting in the carpark before 7am when the shops open, people trying to get in the side doors early and banging on the front doors - crazy!

Do people behave the same way where you are at Christmas?

Linking up with Skywatch Friday.

17 comments:

  1. From time to time, and from location to location. Some people are civilized about it. Others are not.

    I'd rather just get past Christmas. It's not an ideal day for me.

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  2. The Christmas shoppers are out and about here in Canada but we are behaving.

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  3. You´re so lucky, here we have winter. Don´t like X-mas either. Greetings from Finland.

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  4. I must experience Christmas in the summer time at least once in my life.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  5. Oh yes they thing that the shops will run out the next day and go mad. All I can say is they must have a lot of people comming around for a meal.
    I do like your photo it makes up for all the idiocy

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  6. The only queues I've seen here are at the post offices to post parcels going off to the mainland and foreign parts. By queues I mean three or four people!

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  7. Beautiful capture, Amy. People here are pretty civilized when shopping. Most of the shopping we do are in small shops so there isn't a lot of roonm to act unruly. Grocery shopping in a bigger store can be a pain, long lines and lots of people. I never look forward to that. The smaller stores don't always have what you are looking for and if they do, it can be expensive.

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  8. We always do our supermarket shop at New World first thing on Saturday after going to the Growers Market and walking the dog. Usually just after 7 a.m. Last Christmas we got there at about 7.15 and it was packed.We managed to get a trolley and were almost finished when our trolley disappeared while we were choosing something. We spent ages hunting for it and in the end we had to get a new trolley and do the whole shop again. This year we will hold on to the trolley. I often wonder whether the person who took our trolley really wanted the cat food, dog food and everything else that we had carefully chosen.

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  9. Yes, things are crazy here too. I understand why online shopping is so popular. Traffic is terrible and people are pushy and stressed. It's all part of the holiday shopping experience!!

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  10. We have similar things here and it is kind of depressing. My wife and I have very few big wants so we struggle to come up with Christmas lists and just settle for clothes. I have a pretty decent laptop and a good camera with a few lens and I am just happy with a clam with all that.
    I love hearing about it getting warm down under. We have several flat earthers here and I always wonder how they would explain that.

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  11. How lovely, says she looking out at the snow...

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  12. The cloud in the sky reminds me of a colibri.

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  13. I live waaaaay outside any city and Hubby and I just do a picnic on Christmas Day. I don't know where you work but I can't imagine what you put up with!

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    1. I'm a checkout Supervisor at our local new world so it's a pretty busy job.

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