When I was younger, around the ages of ten or eleven, I fell in love with book series and Christmas was always the perfect opportunity to get the most bang for the buck. I was guaranteed a solid week of uninterrupted reading of either Nancy Drew's, Agatha Christie's, The Black Stallion's or Kathryn Kurtz' sic-fi/fantasy series Camber of Culdi. That was absolute freedom, my head buried in a book with no responsibilities whatsoever.
No, never in a million years would I ever fight over a sneaker or any other material thing ever known to man. Nor would I ever wait on line overnight outside in front of a store, simply to buy something. I hate shopping and I think that material possessions are highly over-rated, that is just me. I have to admit to certain weaknesses such as books, handbags, shoes and kitchen ware. In my own defense I am very capable of restraining myself from any such purchases, I am quite content to simply browse the shoe boutiques and the handbag shops. It is difficult to only browse in bookstores which is why I don’t do it often, I wait for Christmas and my birthday.
I don’t know what those people were thinking, getting violent in stores over sneakers. Don’t they have any self-respect and generosity of spirit? There are lines that just shouldn’t be cross and fighting over a pair of sneakers is one of them. This is truly behavior that I will never understand, fighting over sneakers. Go figure.