If you think MALL traffic is bad the week of Christmas, you should try going to COSTCO the week of Christmas.
I didn't bring this upon myself intentionally. I was picking something up for a friend.
Who shall now and forevermore be referred to as a "friend," SUSIE.
There were policemen directing traffic at the intersection leading UP to Costco. There were policemen directing traffic at the entrance TO Costco.
There were a FEW cars entering and exiting the parking lot.
Getting back out of the parking lot was no better than coming in, unfortunately.
Did I mention that it was raining.
I wish I'd thought to count how many honks I heard from start to finish. Because road rage in Hoover in December? It's a real thing.
My official Christmas wish for you is that you get to stay far, far away from all retail outlets until February 1, at a minimum.