So 8:00 p.m. on Christmas night is not the best time to find something to eat. Since we’d been gone for four days there wasn’t much to eat in the house that didn’t require lots of preparation (thawing chicken at 8:00 p.m. seemed kind of stupid).
So I did the only reasonable thing and drove up and down the nearest major thoroughfare to see what was open. And what’s open at 8:00 p.m. on Christmas night? One Mexican restaurant, three Chinese buffets and Walgreen’s. We went with frozen pizza from Walgreen’s.
Walgreen’s was packed with people buying last minute gifts when they really shouldn’t have bothered (though I didn’t see any taking advantage of the large Chia Head/Clapper display near the front).
The woman in front of me in line spent $111–at Walgreen’s–on gifts including Christmas boxers that came with their own gift bag, a combo chess/backgammon game pack and some kind of My Little Pony set. I kept trying to imagine what sort of situation would require spending $111 at Walgreen’s at 8:00 p.m. on Christmas. Wasn’t coming up with much.