A supposedly fun thing I will NEVER do again

DD was heading to Leichhardt for a farewell cup of coffee with his sister yesterday before she jetted across to the west coast, so he offered to drop me into the city for the sales.

I thought it sounded like fun – I’ve never been to the Boxing Day sales in the city.

It was HORRIBLE. I will NEVER do it again.

Oh my god, there were sooooooooooo many people. You had to queue to get into every shop. You had to queue to get into every changeroom. You had to queue to pay. You had to queue to go to the loo.

Not little queues. Big, long, snaking queues.

I took a deep breath, tried on a few things, then threw up my hands and went to the Sheraton on the Park to wait for DD to give me a lift home. Sitting sipping prosecco in the bar was waaaaaaaay more fun than battling the hell that was Pitt Street Mall.

The view to my left at the Sheraton.

The view to my left at the Sheraton.

My view when I looked up at the Sheraton.

My view when I looked up at the Sheraton.

It’s beyond me what all the people with prams and wheelchairs were thinking. That’s their idea of FUN?

No bargain is worth that. Sorry.

As we were driving home I mentioned that my sister was sipping prosecco with her hubby, so DD suggested we pop over and say hello.

We dropped by Dan Murphy’s and I dashed in for prosecco supplies. I also spotted Piper Heidsieck in fancy red and gold boxes at the counter for $38 a pop. Piper Heidsieck in fancy red and gold boxes at the counter for $38 a pop!

So I grabbed one of them as well for New Year’s Eve.

DD was very impressed with my bargain shopping and turned the car around exiting the carpark so he could score himself a couple of Piper Heidsiecks in fancy red and gold boxes at the counter for $38 a pop.

Then we went and ate leftover prawns and oysters and Balmain bugs and drank prosecco with Chambord in it (a Chrissy present from me) in my sister and her hubby’s spa and had a BULK FUN time.

Although my head hurt quite a bit afterwards.

But it was still an awesome way to end a day that started out pretty shite: I shed a few tears in the morning after the kids headed off with their dad for a two-week holiday. Two weeks is a looooong time. I missed them within minutes of the car driving away.

Thank heavens for DD and his clever distraction techniques – I ended up having a brilliant Boxing Day.

I hope you did too.

Song of the day: Crowded House “Better be home soon”

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10 thoughts on “A supposedly fun thing I will NEVER do again

  1. I’ve never been to Boxing Day sales in the city either. Went to Bondi Junction yesterday, which was manageable. I love the Sheraton on the Park. What a lovely place to sit and have a drink. Here’s to DD’s distraction techniques for the next two weeks! Hope you do something fun today.

  2. I don’t go anywhere near any form of shop on Boxing Day if I can avoid it. On the other hand, Doctor Dan’s is the place I go to have my prescription filled as well. I’ll call in today and see if I can score a couple of $38 dollar bottles. Thanks for the tip.

  3. Why do they have to be ‘boxing day’ sales??? Why cant they be ‘day after boxing day’… give the poor retail staff a cpl of days off from the rude hordes of idiots!!
    Yes, a close friend had to work yesterday in newys 1st boxing day sales – he spent the whole day being treated like hite by rude arsewipes… stay home next yr ppls!! Thi k of the retail staff that dont want to be there!!

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