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. 🙂