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The 13 emotions of a Christmas Eve shopping panic

It’s Christmas tomorrow and you have NOTHING.

SO IT’S CHRISTMAS eve and you’ve clocked off work for a few days rest, holidays and festivities. Ahhh.

But wait. You’ve virtually no Christmas shopping done yet.

Here are the 13 emotions you’re likely to go through. Being able to identify and anticipate them will help you on your mission, and remember, you’re not alone.

1. Denial

There you are, in denial. BE. GRAND.


2. Acceptance

Sure you’ll just pop to the shops and get something nice for the few you’ll see tomorrow. You might even make a list and everything.


3. Realisation

Oh wait, that’s like, a lot of people.


4. More denial

Still, I’ll be fast and at home on the sofa with a mince pie and hot toddy in no time.


5. Frustration

The shopping centre isn’t as empty as you’d imagined. You were certain that nobody would be this late except you, but you were wrong.

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6. Panic

Time is running out, rapidly.


7. Calm

Then comes the realisation, the holy grail of last minute Christmas shopping– vouchers.


8. Anger

There’s a queue for the queue for the information desk, all4ones are out the window.

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9. Last resorts

Well that shop doesn’t look so full.

Oh, of course it’s Carraig Donn, you won’t get the kids anything in there.

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10. Desperation

That’ll do. So will that. Shops are closing and you’re grabbing anything in sight. You’re even willing to fight for it

A €150 crop-top? That’ll definitely do for granny.


11. Resentment

That top will definitely be 10c in the sales like, two days later.


13. Guilt

The comes the repulsion, the realisation that you bought a load of crap for your loved ones.


13. Relief

Wait, you HAVE a load of crap for your loved ones.


Happy Christmas, one and all!

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