Wednesday, December 24, 2008

When Will the Holidays Be Over?

I was on my way to the hospital this afternoon and I didn't know that our city's got already a bumper to bumper traffic as early as 2 o'clock! Goodness gracious! When will the holidays end? A once 10-minute drive to the hospital now became almost 30 minutes!

As if the bumper to bumper traffic was not enough, there's a bumper to bumper traffic too at the mall! Walking through the alleys of the supermarket area at SM was like lining up for the counter. Was about to turbo broil a chicken for dinner but to my dismay, buying one dressed chicken and some veggies would take me more time than buying an already roasted chicken. Almost all of the counters there were open yet the carts and baskets were piling up. The express counter was not even standing to its name.

Took a breather in one of the bookstores there. Was about to buy gifts for friends and colleagues. I don't know why there were only a few people inside of it. Maybe it's with the name. It has Christian in it. No pun intended. I mean when people hear the word Christian or any religiosity to that matter, they become uncomfortable. It's Christmas but it's ironic that people missed what the name really is for. So there are only a few people buying books for gifts...I mean Christian books or stuffs? Maybe? Well, it's their choice. I just frequent this bookstore for gifts since even if I could buy cheap stuffs there, I find them valuable in essence. Oh, not to mention, there's no queue at the counter and there were only a few people there. Was tired though and my legs were killing me so I bought just one book before I decided to go home.

Met up with my youngest sister and we've decided that a roasted chicken is a better option than buying a dressed one. Actually, we just didn't have the energy left for cooking. As for the gifts I'm about to buy to friends and colleagues? Will be buying them as soon as the Holidays' over. Aaaargh! This is autism-overdrive at its purest!


Garando said...

Wow, I didn't realize it gets that bad over there... I'm going through the same thing here in Manila (even worse). Yesterday I decided to deliver my gifts to my godsons/daughters but I already spent one entire afternoon of driving just to get to ONE godson! That's how bad the traffic was! it's a good thing that seeing the joy on their faces as they received the gifts made the ordeal well worth it!

Merry Christmas to you and your family, AngelMD!

AngelMD-No-More said...

garando: hay that's why i would prefer to stay at home for the holidays! so lucky the inaanaks...grabe special delivery pa from ninong!hahaha merry christmas to u too and garandee!

sheng said...

Wow, that's really cool! The gift-giving I mean, not the traffic huh. Happy Holidays! We too here in Gensan underwent such traffic turmoil. LAst Tuesday, we went to our parent's house and the traffic was bumper to bumper. And to think Gensan has wider roads... Ugh! happy Holidays Doc!

AngelMD-No-More said...

sheng: and that's what they call as economic crisis?hehehe hope ure enjoying the holidays with ur family sheng.=)