It’s okay everybody. Do not panic. The shops will be open again on Saturday!
I had the misfortune today to find myself at a shopping centre. It was utter madness. Unless there was some announcement that I missed about every commercial venture in Australia ending today the mad rush by people to stock up was completely ridiculous.
This seems to be the pattern whenever there’s a public holiday, the day before people start obsessing about their shopping as if world war three was about to break out and they require whatever provisions they can find. What I find even more incredible is that despite the lunacy the day before a long weekend, there seems to be no drop in activity in town during the long weekend.
If you’re going into town on Saturday anyway, why do you need three weeks worth of groceries today?
On an unrelated note, I’m sick to death of hearing whinging arseholes complain that they should be able to go to the AFL on Good Friday because “I’m not a Christian”. Well if you’re not a Christian, why the hell are you taking a day off work? Stop being a lazy self centred prick. I bet you’d squeal like a stuck pig if the government decided to drop Good Friday or Easter Monday as public holidays, so shut up and eat your fish.