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7 people going out of their way to ruin your Christmas shopping


Christmas Shopping on Grafton Street. Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

YOU’VE DONE IT haven’t you? You’ve left all of your Christmas Shopping to the last minute.

Here are the people determined to thwart it for you…

The person wearing a backpack

Extra a**hole points if said person is in Boots on Grafton Street aka The Seventh Circle of Hell.


This guy

Anyone who does this

The person fumbling for their wallet

You’ve been in the queue for eleven minutes. You couldn’t have used one of those minutes to locate your wallet?


The person browsing for the same thing as you

Picture the scene: 

You need to get to the scarves/curling tongs/Yardley Lily of the Valley boxset.

Someone else is already standing in front of the scarves/curling tongs/Yardley Lily of the Valley boxsets, leisurely having a think about purchasing a scarf/curling tongs/Yardley Lily of the Valley boxset.

You consider setting fire to their coat, just so they’ll get out of your way.


These are all perfectly normal feelings.

Slow walkers

Just out for a stroll are we? THE SATURDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS?


Your mam

You agreed to go Christmas shopping with her, and now she keeps vanishing every three minutes. Deep breaths.


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Emer McLysaght

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