Do you have Christmas Shopping Obstruction Disorder?

I am a sucker for Christmas!  I admit it.

I love blasting Christmas music when driving, and seeing Christmas decorations on various houses.  It is purely a season where most people try their best to be happy.  However, one annoying part of the Christmas season is shopping!

Do not get me wrong…I love getting gifts for people, and browsing through various stores (especially if it is a Barnes&Noble) to find these “Perfect Gifts”.  However, it always seems that I do all of my Christmas Shopping at the last possible second!  At the time of this article, there is only 3 days till Christmas, and I still have to buy a few more gifts.  I have a theory that when I was younger, that I accidently fell down, and hit my head too many times, and that the end result was not brain trauma, but rather a thing I like to call “Christmas Shopping Obstruction Disorder” or CSOD, for short.

What is this, Christmas Shopping Obstruction Disorder?  How do you know if you suffer from CSOD?  Here is everything that you need to know about the non-fatal, but extremely annoying CSOD:

Who Gets Infected with CSOD?

  • Anyone who has to exercise personal responsibility over their Christmas shopping are the most vulnerable to CSOD.
  • Children rarely get infected with CSOD.  Children seem to have a biological immunity to the affects of CSOD.  Some experts say that this may be due to the fact that children do not have much personal responsibility until they get older.
  • Older people and grandparents can be infected with CSOD.  However, it seems that it is common for people of this age to build an antibiotic response to CSOD, at which they are able to buy candies that nobody eats.
  • Males are much, much more likely to be infected with CSOD.  The reasoning behind which is unknown.

The Symptoms of CSOD

  • Always thinking that there is plenty of time to shop before Christmas day.
  • Thinking that watching TV counts as “Shopping”, because commercials are advertising potential gift options for the viewer to buy.
  •  Wondering if gift cards are really THAT bad of a gift.
  •  Searching on Google the “Top Gifts of the Year”.
  •  Is it possibly to wrap food as a gift?
  •  Going to stores to shop for gifts, without knowing what you are looking for.
  •  Asking Santa for gifts for others, instead of for yourself.
  •  When asked why you haven’t bought any gifts yet, you make the excuse that items are cheaper on Christmas Eve, since stores want to get rid of their products.
  •  You are the main source of people’s sock collection.
  • You remind people when they open your gift, “It is not the gift, but the thought that matters!”
  •  You tell others that you are waiting, so that you can buy the perfect gift.
  •  You make the excuse that buying gifts is just feeding into the commercialization of Christmas.
  • You say you do not want to disrespect the Jewish culture, by buying Christmas gifts during Hanukkah.

Do you experience any of these symptoms?  If you believe that you suffer from Christmas Shopping Obstruction Disorder, tell me in the comment section below!

Do you know of any other symptoms or signs of CSOD?

Merry Christmas, everyone!


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