It was your average Saturday afternoon, but it was a week before Christmas. I had just arrived at Hudson’s Bay and as I walked through the men’s wear department I overheard two women arguing over the fact that one of them had made claim to the last sweater on the buy one get on free table. Ladies please agree to disagree, flip a coin. But please don’t make a scene!
Don’t turn the pleasure of Christmas shopping into W.W.F. match. I decided to hightail it out of there and head straight for the fragrance counter. As I waited patiently in line to pay, I was next at cash, a fellow shopper decided they had had enough of waiting in line and decided to butt in front of me, only for the clerk to remind them that I was next. Then in a huff, the person through down their purchase and stomped angrily away, leaving the clerk and myself in shock. Be Patient. Be Polite.
I realize that at Christmas we all have deadlines and it can be rather stressful but, please don’t take it out on your fellow shoppers or the sales staff.
Remember Santa is watching! Etiquette is essential and good manners matter.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!