Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Seasonal Shopping Stresses

I need to go shopping , just my regular shop , being away from the UK for some years i forgot the big shop out frenzy that takes place the Christmas week.

I shopped on-line on Monday only to find no delivery slots until the 28th when i needed it next day really! Disappointed i went to bed , yesterday just as i was about to leave with my faithfully trolley in tow for the supermarket DH turns up and says he will take me to the superstore. The vehicle que just to get into the car park was at least one mile long. Don't people realises that's telling you something? Its full , go away? We came back home as it was pretty much the same everywhere.
Now i was getting very stressed out as i just wanted my regular weekly shop, ensuring i had a least something to cook over the 4 days shops will be closed. I am shocked at how much people buy for the four day break, its like they think the world will end tomorrow!

I got home grab my faithfully trolley (who needs a car anyhow) and two keen helpers and headed to the local supermarket. Got my veg from the market as well and came home a happier person but still stressed out. I told my son ''that's it i am not coming out until all this is over !'' I am talking after the new year here. It's all to much for me , i dislike greed, over indulgence and over spending! Christmas in the west is mere consumerism, for some its just a culture with no relevance to religion. It's this type of player that annoy's me, i hate hypocrisy and this reminds me of futile pursuits in the name of cloning.

If you want to party and exchange gifts then just do it don't wait for a consumer based society to tell you to do so!


Ines said...

It's craaaaaaaaazy out there...I was at my local asda's bright and early just after 8 , still busy but not like last night ...i had to go in to get dd14 some beechams for her cold and man was is manic...went to the chemist and out will soon be over inshallah
i'm not coming out till next week...lots of crafting and chilaxing inshallah

Emma said...

I am so with you on this! The exact same thing happened to me and my online shopping - I don't enjoy supermarket shopping at the best of times but traipsing out around busy shops, in the freezing cold with small children in tow is NOT fun!
Sorry, rant over!

Fruitful Fusion said...

So sorry to read about your shopping woes sis. Great post though! xxx

://: Heni ://: said...

Esalaams sis,
LOL funny to say but I miss the Xmas shopping stress LOL! I enjoyed all the decorations ..; gave me ideas for Eid!

Anonymous said...

Salam... alhamdu Lillah you got the stuff you needed after all. Ahhhh Christmas craziness... nothing matches that eh?! Umm Ibrahim x

seekingtaqwa said...

it's been lovely here..not seeing anything to do with xmas madness....just clear up the confusion for me tho...whats cloning got to do with it???

Anonymous said...

Well said I feel exactly the same and did even before i became muslim.....Insha'allah I never have to experience it again, ameen!

Rainbow In The Grey Sky said...

Aslamu alakum ladies

Henia i too like the look of the decor , i adore the lights. That'a as far as it goes for me just looking !

Seeking taqwa ..just clear up the confusion for me tho...whats cloning got to do with it???

I am not sure if i can explain myself here .what i want to say is the one who just does it for the sake of doing it..coz its the norm of the society they live in , they maybe a Hindu or Sikh but just do the whole Christmas thing coz its fun but bares no meaning to them religiously. To they are clones and not able to think for themselves. Does that explain it better ukti?

Prayers for Peace

Prayers for Peace