Monday, December 19, 2011

Village life, advantages and disadvantages

I went into BCN today to do some Xmas shopping, which was lovely and efficient, though you have to hang onto your wallet with a vengeance, and not so much from the shop keepers.....

Then I tried to do a little more shopping here in the village.  For a bunch of reasons, principally because I very much want the stores to stay in business, and if no one shops...they won't.  It is lovely too, I can walk easily to all the stores in under five minutes, I know who most of the shop keepers are, and many of the other shoppers.

This is all good, and one of the things I love about living in the village, until I need to get a lot of errands done in a limited time frame.

OOOOoooooooohhhhhhh, a good exercise in developing patience that one.  I got three gifts bought in an HOUR, all in stores within a three minute walk of where I live.  Fabulous for my Catalan, but OMgoodness, I'll never finish at this rate!  I even saw the entire assembled off-spring of one store owner and discussed where they were all living!

Not dull, just not efficient!


Anonymous said...

well, 3 presents an hour, you get 24 done per day, that's actually a pretty good rate :D

Beth said...

Your local shopping - time-consuming but reflects the spirit of Christmas!

J.G. said...

Efficiency isn't everything. :-)

It actually sounds nice to me that you got the human touch and then some!

oreneta said...

ElP: I send a raspberry in your general direction

Beth, got it in one!

JG, there is a time for it, but I do know what you mean.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, it'll be raspberry ice cream by the time it gets here :D