Christmas Shopping, Organized Chaos at its Best Few events require as much skill and as much use of the five senses, or six if there is another sense (which can only give its possessor the upper hand at this highly competitive time), as Christmas shopping. Sight must be incorporated in the thrilling hunt for the perfect parking space, or in event of its absence, a parking space. Looking for empty spaces, cars leaving spaces, cars that will dart in front of other cars for a space, and gauging distance to dart in front of another car for a parking space. Also to be seen upon entering the shopping facility, usually a mall, are the large ornaments, lights, and other decorations reminding you of the season and why you are there. The crowds will be undeniably large and present even more obstacles, being able to see these obstacles is necessary. Avoiding bumping in to people as much as possible is good, they are probably already cranky enough without unwanted physical contact.
One must also be able to see the target or targets (items to be purchased) in order for the mission to be a success. Going in groups or pairs is part of a well laid shopping plan. Doing this will require a lot of communication, making listening a key for success. Listen to those in the group to find out where everyone is going. The chatter from the crowds, and the constant stream of Christmas carols coming from unseen speakers can be distracting. Also there will be a lot of tired children who express their exhaustion, hunger, annoyance, whatever they are feeling by screaming and crying.
“Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year.” Christmas songs like this one and many, many more were stuck in my head for the upcoming holidays. I was December 19, 2001, and these songs from television shows to radios and even from Christmas shopping music at stores were played over and over again until I was humming them myself. With Christmas break coming right around the ...
Screaming and crying, loudly and frequently, Powell 2 there really just isn’t any way around it. Carrying a cell phone is smart in case someone is separated form the group, be sure to listen for the ring tone. Be prepared to hear a lot of really annoying ring tones from other cell phones. Shopping trips like these tend to be lengthy, so a break should be taken to sit, eat, and consume vast amounts of caffeine by way of coffee or coffee like beverages. Leaving the mall and repeating the strenuous parking procedure is not recommended, making the food court and in mall restaurants the only options for sustenance. The food court offers dishes in varying tastes and textures, form crunchy taco shells to soft pizza crust.
The warm rich flavor of coffee can alleviate stress and boost energy temporarily, however, this can leave a strange after taste in the mouth. Breath mints, or gum are a good remedy for this, especially if they have a mint of cinnamon taste. With so many people in one place, there are bound to be a lot of scents, some that will blend well, some that won’t. Inevitably, some of the gentlemen will apply too much cologne, and the ladies likewise with perfume. Such strong smells have a sick sweetness to them and can have a dizzying affect on the person inhaling them. Many of the stores will also smell of colognes and perfumes that they sell.
Shops specializing in soap and body lotions will varying fruity smells that will be hard to distinguish from one another after sampling just a few. Clothes are often sought out as gift purchases, and along with color size and current fashion status, the texture of the cloth should be considered before buying. Sweaters should be soft and not too thick. This is a good rule for jeans as well. Actually, the softer the better goes with most clothing options. Anything leather should Powell 3 be smooth to the touch, and pliable.
The feeling of pulling cash out of a wallet will become all to familiar. The differences of money will be in the new crisp paper feeling of fresh money, and the soft worn feel of older bills. Credit cards are another payment option, smooth hard plastic temporarily postponing actual payment. Using all of the senses and being aware of the surroundings will make this mission a success with a minimum of frustration and a maximum of target achievement. Being prepared for the sensory assault that will be faced will give that person the edge needed to face the chaos and come out victorious, unlike the fools who rush in blindly, are trampled by the masses, and obtain the left over second rate gifts..
The Nose The nose is a organ used for breathing and smelling that is found in the center of the face above the mouth. In this report you will learn about how it works, and things that can affect it. At the end of the nose there is a pair of nostrils, these allow you to breathe in air and exhale it. At the end of the nostrils comes the nasal cavity. Going farther up, the cavities divide into 3 ...