I made a huge mistake – a Christmas Day decision to go to the grocery store. Many stores were actually open all day during regular hours. I figured it would be empty, but not quite. Everyone else – well, those immigrant families (who are probably not celebrating Christmas) and hordes of pasty, single dudes buying low-alcohol beer and frozen pizza – had the same idea. It was a madhouse – and I had somehow expected it to be empty. No such luck.
Still I just should have stuck with tv and not ventured out.