The best thing about boxing day is that it’s a public holiday, which many people are thankful for. But for those who work retail, it’s more of a nightmare. I used to be one of those people. I never had the privilege of taking part in boxing day deals because I was on the other side of it. How fun that was… Especially that time when my shift started at 7:00 am. Oh what fun indeed…
But I have since escaped from working in the mall. Yes, you may applaud my victory in doing so. Last year was my first time in a while being free from it. I’m not sure what the hell I did on boxing day last year. But I don’t think I set foot in a mall. This year, for some strange reason, I decided that I wanted to go shopping. Why? I don’t know. I really don’t know. But my dad happened to be free early in the day and said he would go with me if I wanted. This was an incentive, as it meant not having to carry around a bunch of stuff, as I do not drive. Buying only as much as you can carry home would be rather depressing on boxing day.
I looked through the flyers and there was really nothing much I could see. And so we decided that it didn’t matter whether we went at 8, or whether we went at 10, because there weren’t any door crashers or anything we were eager to buy. And so naturally, I didn’t get out of bed until after 9. Because I didn’t have to.
Walmart was, I have to say, very disappointing. As far as boxing day goes. If it had been any other day, I would say it was a success. But there were really no good deals, not even on electronics. And so naturally, we ended up buying mostly food. And when I get to buy a lot of food, that’s a success. But I would have liked a laptop and some video games that I could make use of while eating said food. But oh well.
It took forever to find a parking spot at walmart. I don’t know why all those people were there considering there was nothing really worth it. Lansdowne was very busy as well. We bought a few items at Zellers and one at Toys r us. I think my favourite purchase at the mall was the beef teriyaki I got at the food court. Is that sad?
So my boxing day shopping was not really worth it. I could have gone to more stores, but I didn’t really feel like it. Bryan’s was having a 50% off everything sale. As we walked by, my dad remarked that he was surprised that I stayed away. The main reason I didn’t go in at that time was because we were walking towards to food court and I was hungry. I did pop in there briefly afterwards, but really did not feel like trying stuff on when it was so busy. It didn’t seem worth it. A lot of the electronic stores had “deals” where you only saved about $20. It’s hard to believe that people lined up super early just for that.
Maybe I should have just slept in past 12. I wouldn’t really have missed out on much in terms of sales. And now they have what they call boxing week, so some of the sales will continue, meaning I still have time. I could have just lounged around the house all day, watched tv, maybe written a blog post about how I wasn’t partaking in any boxing day shopping. But those who know me know I’ve turned into somewhat of a shopaholic and had to at least attempt to take part in boxing day. And even though it was a fail in terms of the shopping part, I got to spend some quality time with my dad. We failed at boxing day together. And I consider that to be a success.