Friday, December 24, 2010
I went to the Elbe Einekaufzentrum on December 22nd at 7:30pm.
In a normal world the biggest shopping mall in the area would be PACKED FULL OF people just a few days before Christmas. Nope, I had to take pictures because it was so strange that the place was empty. Nobody would believe me!
AND... on Christmas Eve, the 24th... stores here are closed. It's NOT a shopping day, which makes the 23rd the last shopping day.
So I was out shopping at 7:30pm on the second to last shopping day before Christmas and the place was EMPTY. :)
I wasn't complaining of course. I happily scurrying around doing all my shopping. It was just a little weird ...like one of those movies where the whole world disappears except for one person. :)
Maybe, being the good American that I am, I count on the long shopping hours just before Christmas... and this is why I put off my shopping until then. Or maybe it's because I have four kids and barely have enough time to breathe. Of course the mall here did stay open all the way until 9:00PM JUST FOR CHRISTMAS. ouuuuuhhhhhhh...