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Little things that piss you off while Christmas shopping... [lighthearted]

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fuzzpig Wed 09-Dec-15 17:47:15

My DCs always get character underwear in their stocking. I have a DS and a DD and generally make their stockings nice and even.

WHY does girls' underwear always come in packs of 5, while boys' boxers are in sets of 3? WHY?

70isaLimitNotaTarget Wed 09-Dec-15 17:58:21

Same with womens /mens underwear.
Pack of 5 in M&S or Sainsburys for me
Pack of 3 for DH

I was going to say that IME , boys (well, ok , my DS) don't change them as often as girls <<little manky blighter>>

DD used to change completely about 3 times a day <sigh> insisting she'd "got a bit of wee wee" when her clothes were bone dry !

My Piss Me Off Christmas Shopping is the same thing that pisses me off the other 51 weeks of the year.
The Walk Along on the iPhone Not Looking Brigade.

I am NOT going to look out for you d'hear. You can fecking well trip over me , then I'll shout at you, fangry

fuzzpig Wed 09-Dec-15 18:03:02

Haha 70 well SO far DS does change his every day...

I'm vaguely considering getting DD a pack of 2 if I see one, and then a naice pair of tights. As then it's still even (yes, I have issues fblush) grin

emwithme Wed 09-Dec-15 18:12:41

Why the fuckity fuck do shops sell "day of the week" socks in packs of five (Monday - Friday)? Do people not wear socks at the weekends?

ClashCityRocker Wed 09-Dec-15 18:16:57

Christmas themed clothes give me the rage.

I don't want to give pjs or socks with reindeer or snowmen on them that can be worn for a week after receipt and then need to go away until next christmas. Obviously I don't buy them.

I have a feeling somebody is making a lot of money out of the Christmas Eve new pyjamas thing...

And three for two deals where nothing is the same price so you always feel slightly cheated.

fuzzpig Wed 09-Dec-15 18:22:51

I don't like christmas themed clothes either, my 2 do get underwear/socks/PJs at christmas but it's just something character-based rather than festive.

grin at the non-sock weekends.

allisbrightandshiney Wed 09-Dec-15 18:35:52

clash I agree with the 3 for 2 offers! I can normally find 2 things I want but never 3 fangry

fuzzpig Wed 09-Dec-15 18:45:09

I always try hard to find something as close to the value of the other two items as possible, to feel I've made the most of the offer fgrin

Don't really use such offers these days though as I do most of my shopping online, but did absolutely loads in the past when DH worked for Boots.

RubberDicky Wed 09-Dec-15 18:58:04

Grandmother repeatedly running me over today with grandchild in a buggy, round and round she zoomed trying to get the toddler to stop tantruming whilst I was trying to choose a gift from a clothes rack.

I moved out of her way three times and the fourth she hit me in the leg. I gave her a look and she said I should understand because I had a baby (sleeping in sling). Whether or not I have a baby is irrelevant - be considerate and bloomin' apologise if you bump into someone fangryfangryfangry

Was more light hearted and funny in my head.

Kannet Wed 09-Dec-15 19:02:40

People using the lift who don't need it when there is a perfectly good escalator right there. First year shopping with a pram. Be considerate people

Tarrag0n Wed 09-Dec-15 19:11:46

Re 3 for 2 offers - always be careful if you buy 6 items. Say, for example, you pick up 4 items for £10 each and the remaining 2 at £3 each, the two cheapest would be free, so total cost is £40. Instead, buy them in two separate transactions - 3 @ £10, so one is free, cost is £20. Then 1 @ £10 and 2 @ £3 - one of the £3 items is free, so cost is £13. Overall cost is £33, not £40. IYCWIM!

fuzzpig Wed 09-Dec-15 19:13:35

Good advice! Boots used to do it so that they put them all in order, and it'd be every 3rd item that was free (so for £10 £9 £8 £7 £6 £5 it'd be the £8 and £5 free) but I'm not sure if they do that anymore.

ElasticPants Wed 09-Dec-15 19:58:18

kannet even worse is buggy less people pushing past the buggy to get in the lift. (Yes you, you twat in Westfields)

People who complain about how busy the shops are, as if they are somehow not part of the problem. That does my head in.

NewLife4Me Wed 09-Dec-15 20:21:14

People bloody rushing about everywhere, not caring about people in wheelchairs, prams, old people who are clearly struggling.

I saw an able man today see an old lady drop her cards in card factory. He walked his boots all over them before I had to chance to pick them up.
Why don't people stop and help or let one person in the queue?
I know people are busy and I'm lucky to have the time, I know.
Why do people turn into such cunts?

fuzzpig Fri 11-Dec-15 22:05:05

I'll add another one.

Funny shaped boxes.

I have wrestled with a Lalaloopsy box for the last time fangry

fuzzpig Fri 11-Dec-15 22:05:34

As in, trying to wrap the damn thing. (should've made that clearer!)

WilliamShatnersPants Fri 11-Dec-15 22:17:50

The woman who thought it was ok for her toddler to have a whistle in the middle of a crowded mall. He was blowing it with every breath. She was oblivious to all the death stares she was getting somehow!

2anddone Fri 11-Dec-15 22:44:10

People that insist on standing so close to the card rack in card shops that they block a major sized part of the card rack making nit hard for anyone else to choose a card!!!

RubberDicky Fri 11-Dec-15 22:56:04

kannet it's all about the carrier if you can possibly manage whilst it's so busy out there

revealall Fri 11-Dec-15 23:13:20

OutrageousFlavourLikeFreesias well some people like me are just doing what they normally do throughout the year.
I have done all my shopping online both Christmas and grocery. I still have to run into the bank, buy flowers and make appointments like I do every other week. But it's mental in town for weeks. Just why? It's getting worse every year.

The main thing I'm disliking is the turning everything consumerist into "tradition". Even buying a bloody tree is now an overpriced experience at a local farm.
The plus side is how cheap things are. Chocolate coins, satsuma and Christmas cards are really cheap compared to 10 years ago.

ElasticPants Fri 11-Dec-15 23:20:42

Trying to find a parking space. Mil gave up trying to get parked near Argos and went home. People had parked on pavements, verges and all sorts. I had to go with her today and we done a drive by. I was still circling looking for a space when she came out with her shopping.

Muchtoomuchtodo Fri 11-Dec-15 23:29:05

People who don't take their own bags and then complain about the charge. We've had this in Wales for ages now, so the winging English really do my head in!

kickassangel Fri 11-Dec-15 23:44:48

other people. all of them.

i should probably move to the outer hebrides.

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