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A Holiday Greeting for all our Last Minute Shoppers

Posted Oct 17 2008 9:13pm

With a few days of shopping left until the big day, I thought this holiday greeting from our friend and Lounger Kirk61 was perfect.  Kirk shared this as part of his family's holiday card and I couldn't resist sharing it with you.    There are a lot of ways to experience the holidays, so if part of your shopping will include a last minute panic shopping to Walgreens - you will love this holiday poem.

Twas the night before Christmas, a reference point for this dream

Last minute shopping at Walgreens, a ritual it now seems

They are open 24 hours and have quite a selection

As long as those receiving my gifts aren’t demanding perfection

A host of cool gadgets seen on late night TV

And 50% off labels as far as the eye can see

In my dream I was focused and got right to work,

A dream you are now convinced, as focused doesn’t really describe Kirk

Five t-shirts for 10 dollars now that’s quite a deal

All "Larry The Cable Guy", does that change their appeal?

Now here’s a cool gadget someone may find handy

A dish that plays Christmas songs while you’re grabbing your candy

A rawhide dog bone, well all dogs like to chew,

$10.00 reading glasses, who needs help with their view?

Tom Jones Live in Las Vegas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Sweet sounds of the season as you sit by the fire

Is quality perfume really sold by the liter?

Maybe when it also can fuel a space heater?

I got all my gifts and much to my delight

As I approached the cash register no attendant was in sight

Though the electronic doors on my way home I was going

But what happened next I had no way of knowing

A jolly old man, white beard and red suit

Stuck out his foot and I tripped on his boot

He laughed as he said did you pay for your treasures?

Not a plus this guy said on my ethics scale measures

As my dream ended at the cash register paying

Now a holiday greeting to you I am saying

Happy Holidays to you and all you hold dear

May your troubles be little and loved ones all near

May each snow flake hold for you a new blessing

And next year I’ll leave the poetry to Hallmark I’m guessing?

Merry Christmas to all our last minute shoppers out there.  I hope you enjoy both the joy of the season and some real running that doesn't include errands.

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