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Have you finished your Christmas shopping?

Asked at Hy-Vee, 4000 W. Sixth St. on December 24, 2008

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Photo of Dee Gisel

“Yes I have. I’ve learned from experience to finish early.”

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“I’m just about to finish up. It’s been an uphill battle.”

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“I have finished my Christmas shopping. I buy a few things that people need in daily life.”

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“Yes, because I haven’t done any and I’m not going to do any.”


H_Lecter 9 years, 4 months ago

Funny you should ask; I was almost done shopping when it occurred to me that if I killed everyone I wouldn't have to buy them all presents...They sure loved that egg nog.

sgtwolverine 9 years, 4 months ago

What is this "shopping" concept of which you speak?

geekin_topekan 9 years, 4 months ago

There is always the slim chance that Jesus will return before midnight tonight so I will put it off until then.

Chrissy Neibarger 9 years, 4 months ago

Bah Humbug to the professor. I'm assuming he's not getting any presents either then.

Flap Doodle 9 years, 4 months ago

I'm still trying to clear up the mess from St. Swithin's Day.

Chrissy Neibarger 9 years, 4 months ago

I'm an athiest, but I still get presents for the holiday. I try to enjoy the family time that the holiday brings.

mom_of_three 9 years, 4 months ago

I finished up last night and got them all wrapped. YAY!

reanne 9 years, 4 months ago

OH yes, I finished early. :) I have been able sit back and relax as I watch my husband frantically finishing today....And I believe he is the one that said, "It's November 6th, Why are you freaking out about Christmas shopping now?!"....ha And now he knows. :)

beatrice 9 years, 4 months ago

Maybe the professor is a Christian who wants to make the holiday about his religion and not store-bought goods that drive people into debt, so instead he makes homemade gifts for everyone, or maybe he is an atheist, and still makes homemade gifts -- ever think of that mike, or do you just go around mad all the time so it is impossible to think of something positive to say about anyone who doesn't respond to a question exactly as you would?Perhaps some of you can learn to be a little less judgmental this holiday season.

Deja Coffin 9 years, 4 months ago

I'm mainly done. I have to buy more rice for the warm/cold packs I'm making for my family but other then that, done! I try so hard to be the early shopper but it never happens. I hope everyone has a happy holiday and drives safely in the snow!

triplegoddess13 9 years, 4 months ago

bea is calling someone else judgmental! Now that's funny!

oldvet 9 years, 4 months ago

done? Hey, I'm a guy... I still have a few hours left before I have to start!and a Merry Christmas to all!

labmonkey 9 years, 4 months ago

I hope someone buys the Professor a de-knot-tier for his panties.

notajayhawk 9 years, 4 months ago

Actually, we're done with Chrstmas altogether! Due to the imminent arrival of child number 2 (not sure if we're going to keep that name or not), and the concerns expressed by child number 1 over possibly missing Christmas, Santa made a special trip and stopped by this morning.(Now that I know how easy it is to change the date, in the future Christmas will be on December 27th - or immediately following the best after-Christmas sales!)

notajayhawk 9 years, 4 months ago

Multidisciplinary (Anonymous) says… "I don't think she's going to fall for that for long!"She's 37.(Just kidding.)"Poor kid will be in a Santa Suit for pictures for a few years!"Not sure about the next few years, but we already have one for his first pictures.(Not kidding.)"Oh, tax write off!"Although I suspect the induction date selected had as much to do with her OB's vacation schedule than anything else, a pre-New Year's baby is definitely lucrative. We were in the electronics section at Wal-mart a while ago (before the date was chosen), and I pointed to a large plasma screen and said to my wife:' THAT is the difference between December and January.'(Also not kidding.)

pissedinlawrence 9 years, 4 months ago

I didn't buy anyone any gifts this year. I have no extra money. This is my worst Christmas ever.

Jennifer Forth 9 years, 4 months ago

Did anyone consider that the professor might have bought Hanukkah presents instead? It's a loaded question.

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