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What lengths do you go to, to avoid the Christmas rush?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by CliffG, Dec 19, 2005.

  1. CliffG

    CliffG Nibble Poster

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    For me, it's getting up at 5am tomorrow morning to do the Christmas Food shopping at the 24hr Supermarket across town.
    I hate the crowds, lol :D
     
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  2. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Online Shopping!

    Never leave my desk! :biggrin
     
  3. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Damn - Simon beat me to it. Yup - it's what t'interweb is for :tongue
     
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  4. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    I don't celebrate Christmas but it's not because I'm avoiding the Christmas rush...it's just a happy side effect. Unfortunately, my work is near the local mall so I can't avoid the Christmas rush traffic.
     
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  5. Bluerinse
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    At Christmas time here it gets about as busy as a normal weekday at Asda in Beddington Lane Croydon.

    I remember one Christmas it took us nearly an hour to just get out of the car park. One of the main reasons I wanted to leave Blighty!
     
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  6. noelg24

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    want to know how I avoid the Xmas rush? just lock meself in me room with me PC, posters of gorgeous women :biggrin and my lovely collection of DVDs...just wake me up when its all over please! good job I am off work until 27th Dec!! :biggrin...
     
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  7. Jakamoko
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    Damn, that's not gonna smell good !!!! :blink
     
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  8. noelg24

    noelg24 Terabyte Poster

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  9. Tyler D

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    Yep online shopping all the way for me :biggrin

    The only shopping we dont do online is the food shopping.
    We buy the bulk of that a few weeks before christmas,then on christmas eve you will find us in Tesco at about 5.00am buying all the fresh goods we need.

    How the hell do people cope when they leave all the present buying until Christmas eve :ohmy
     
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  10. CliffG

    CliffG Nibble Poster

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    ask me in 4 days time lol
     
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  11. Tyler D

    Tyler D Gigabyte Poster

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    Well i wish you the best of luck with that Cliff :p

    Rarther you than me is all i can say.
     
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  12. trislloyd

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    I have to admit i'm really crap! If by avoid it you mean ignore christmas till the last minute then run around like a nutter, i'm great at that! I hate to sound all bah humbug but i am a long sufferer of nasty sprout trauma, it's not curable. It's quite sad really, i can't stand em! lol
     
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  13. Griffon

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    I am personally keeping Amazon afloat this xmas - if amazon or "I want one of those" doesn't stock it it doesn't exist!

    Books and electricals for everyone this year. You should try Tesco online for food shopping, it's great ;)
     
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  14. trislloyd

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    OMG! Thanks Griffon i forgot i could do the food shopping online! It's a good job i go down the gym and the pub. Also have to go out to work or i would never get any fresh air!

    :D
     
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    i just dont do it :)
     
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  16. JonnyMX

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    Neither do I.
    My wife does it all by magic.
     
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  17. nugget
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    I get what I want over the internet and let my wife worry about the rest. She's actually quite good because she does it throughout the year so at christmas time there's nothing to worry about.:D
     
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  18. Modey

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    I think you may be out of luck by now Trislloyd. I heard on the radio (I think it was on there) last week that most of the big name super markets were already or very nearly fully booked for delivery slots in the last week before crimbo.
     
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  19. trislloyd

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    I already sorted the food for this year (going round the folks house and eating theirs!) I meant in general i will do all of my food shopping online from now on as i hate walking round the supermarket in a daze!
     
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  20. noelg24

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    See now thats my biggest problem...I shop at Morrisons and they dont have a friggin online shop!!! :mad: I cant be bothered with Asda cos its too far away (not liking their stuff anyway!), Tesco near me is only a Metro version and is crap and totally expensive, Sainsbury's dont get me started...so only Morrisons for me...but no damn online shop!!! think I need to speak to Ken....
     
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