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Holiday Frustration

Posted by Tony & Cheri on December 19, 2008

It’s 10:30 pm, December 19th. We just got back from a marathan trip to Walmart, San Francisco, Mega, Soriana, Woolworth (which was closed), City Club and Chedraui. Our sole mission: trying to buy some Christmas tree lights to replace the ones we bought here last year that crumbled apart in our fingers when we took them out of the box tonight. Alas, there were NO Christmas lights to be found anywhere. Interestingly, the few Christmas items that are still in the stores (mostly ornaments and huge inflatable Santa decorations) are all 50% off…the week before Christmas! By the time Christmas is here, there will be no Christmas items in the stores at all. Does anyone else think that’s strange?!

If we were back in the States, we’d make a run out to Target, or to the nearest grocery or drug store, and buy some last minute lights–exactly the kind we wanted–which would last us the next few years, at least. Then the day after Christmas we’d stock up on anything else we needed, at half price, since the stores would still be full of everything imaginable.

Yeah, we should know by now. We should have bought them the day after Halloween when the Christmas items hit the shelves.

Oh, and none of the six stores we went to tonight had chocolate chips, either. Guess people are getting Snickerdoodles again this year.

Sometimes we really miss the USA. πŸ™‚

2 Responses to “Holiday Frustration”

  1. You should have flown an extra 550 miles north and we could have had a pre-Christmas party in snowy Portland. Hope you guys are doing well. Looks like we are on our way to Playa next year.

    Tony & Cheri

  2. That would have been a lot of fun! Can’t wait to have a “Tony & Cheri Reunion!” Hope to see you guys soon.

    Tony & Cheri

    (BTW, for blog readers who might be confused, there are two Tony & Cheri’s. The Tony & Cheri in Oregon are a delightful couple who beat us to the http://www.tonyandcheri.com domain πŸ™‚ We met them for the first time at Fantasy Fest in Key West this year. Some day we’re going to get them to Playa del Carmen to visit…hopefully sooner rather than later.)

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