CHRISTMAS FEVER CAUGHT EARLIER
HEART pounding, stress levels rising and sweat across the brow – these are signs of the mad Christmas shopping rush. It seems with every year passing, the amount of money and time we spend at shops grows exponentially. Suddenly Christmas bargains appear in October and it would not be surprising if in a decade or two department stores hang their Christmas decorations in January. It is not just the crowded shops, overwhelming amounts of junk mail or credit card burn that is the worst. Trying to find a car park bay is an epic battle. Calm men and women seemingly descend into madness as they rev, toot and hoon their vehicle around car parks, looking for the holy grail – a parking bay. You feel for the people who, having survived shopping inside, are trudging back to their cars and are stalked by several drivers all vying for their rare parking bay. Christmas is a wonderful time of year.
John Dobson - CNG Editor