Face it, Christmas is not the time you want to hang out at the mall!
It’s that time of the year. Christmas is just a few days away. Most of your shopping is done. Hopefully. But the odds are there are a few last minute gifts you have to buy. You grit your teeth, grind your molars, and head for the mall. It’s an absolute zoo.
First of all, the parking lot is insane! Cars are parked everywhere. You feel like you are up to your tail in alligators.
You start looking for a parking place with a smile on your face…
And end up looking like this.
Just when you think you’ve found the perfect spot, some one backs in and grabs it! And you even had your left turn signal on.
So you blow your horn and say non-Christmas-like things.
And in case the person didn’t get that, you add a gesture of good will.
The whole experience makes you want to bury your head.
Finally in the back of the back parking lot, you find a space. Hoping beyond hope that you will remember where your car is, you head into the mall prepared to do battle!
You know the perfect gift for Susy. She has been asking for it all year. Why oh why did you wait this long? When you get there, it’s the last one and someone else is there before you!
I may look like a sweet kitty, he says.
But do you know how I got these stripes?
I got them from eating zebras. Lots of them.
Shopping doesn’t get much easier. There are the big guys with armor on that crowd in front of you…
The fast sleek ones that dash about at 60 miles per hour, grabbing up the bargains…
And the tall ones that can spot gifts way before you do.
But eventually you are finished. With arms so loaded you that you can barely see, you go in search of your car that you swear someone has moved. And then you just swear. Eventually you find it, however, and are faced with the eternal dilemma: Will everything fit in your trunk?
By the time you get home, you are exhausted. It’s time for a well-earned nap…
Where you dream about eating large drumsticks for Christmas dinner. Squawk!
This is called what you do when you have been at Busch Gardens, taken lots of animal photos, and wonder how you can turn them into a Christmas theme. 🙂 Hope you enjoyed it. My next post will be more Christmassy. I promise. Maybe.
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28 thoughts on “Four Days to Christmas… It’s a Zoo Out There”
Are you sure you didn’t take that first photo in the Senate cloakroom? I laughed at that white tiger who got his stripes from eating zebras. Why hadn’t that ever occurred to me? A lovely, humorous post, Curt.
Thanks, Linda. Appreciated. I had a lot of fun creating the post.
Had I not wanted to include the white tiger and the zebra in the post, it wouldn’t have come to me either! –Curt
You really have made a wonderful post using these animal photos to show case all
the emotions in this mad rush. Hope after all that trauma you got lot of perfect presents.
Have a real peaceful and joyful Christmas 🎄 and don’t forget the Juöglögg ( mulled
wine) with raisins and almonds in.
Creating the post was fun, Miriam. Sometimes humor is the only way to approach the madness of Christmas shopping. 🙂 The Internet makes it easier, however. Santa is always good to me. A few good books and I am happy! I’ll keep the mulled wine in mind. 🙂 A wonderful holiday season to you and your family. –Curt
Thank you Curt and have a happy Christmas with your family.
By the way, I or predictive texting got it wrong. Word for the drink is ‘ Julglögg ‘. 😊🌲
Appreciate the corrected spelling. I’d looked it up without any luck. 🙂 Happy New Year! –Curt
Ha ha ha! You’re having too much fun! Wonderful photos and some dreadful jokes 😀
🙂 Dreadful jokes. Yeah! Thanks AC.
What a wonderful post, Curt! 😀 😀
Wishing you Happy Holidays and all the best for the New Year!
The Fab Four of Cley 🎄🎅🌿🤶🎄🤶🌿🤶🎄
Thanks, much, Dina! Putting it together kept me smiling.
And may the four of you have a happy holiday season as well. –Curt
You did such a great job here, Curt – this one needs to be on TV or something!! Maybe WordPress has a big refrigerator they can hang it up on? You get the prize this year, for sure!!
Thanks, G! The animals had a lot to say. (grin) I just returned from the mall and managed to keep my sense of humor. –Curt
Good for you!! I haven’t shopped in our mall for 8 years!!
Very clever. Thank goodness I don’t have to enter the zoo until well after Christmas.
I’m off to the zoo/mall today, Peggy. It’s movie time for the grandkids. Aquaman is apparently calling. 🙂 –Curt
The zoo is on at full blast, Curt. Some are now going berserk at the mall, banging their trolleys around, throwing all caution to the wind.
I like the calm elephants seem to exude. Being so large must give them confidence, I reckon.
I managed to avoid another trip to the mall Gerard. 🙂 And had a lot of fun with the animals. Elephants are gentle giants, it seems. Until you get them riled up. –Curt
Haha that was a fun post Curt. Very best wishes to you and your whole family. looking forward to being inspired by your adventures again in 2019.
Thanks, Sue. Always fun using animals . 🙂 Happy New Year! I, too, am looking forward to you many adventures in 2019! –Curt
Fun post! I’m taking it to heart and won’t go near a mall until mid January!
Hope you are succeeding, Margy. 🙂 And thanks. –Curt
HA! Well done! If we can make the groceries last, I’m not going NEAR a store until post- Christmas. Here’s hoping you can avoid that kind of zoo too, and have a very Merry Christmas! 😀
Thanks Anne. I had fun doing the post. And I have made it past Christmas without another trip to the mall. I understand I will be out there today with the grandkids on a movie trip, however. 🙂 Here’s wishing you a great 2019. –Curt
And the same to you!
I love animals and love animal pictures…nicely done! Merry Christmas!
Thanks! Animals always add to a post. –Curt
You’re right! It really is a zoo out there! Who would argue any differently?
Laughing. Certainly not anyone who got caught up in holiday traffic! Thanks for commenting, Beth.