The clock is ticking and we are slowly getting closer to Christmas. On Tuesday, parking lots were full, lines were long and some Texomans were frustrated when making last minute purchases.
Newschannel 6 talked to Texomans about the shopping frenzy and how individuals were treating others in stores, parking lots and on the highway.
“It’s busy, busy out here. I done saw people in the parking lot honking at each other,” said Jim Straus, a holiday shopper. “Sometimes you wonder where the Christmas spirit is out here.”
All across Texoma shoppers were trying to get their hands on last minute items.
“We want in Wal-Mart the other day and I come in and there’s people pushing people, going in and out,” said Brittany Pruett, a holiday shopper.
“It’s almost like a rat race. Everyone is struggling to get their last minute things. You definitely feel that hectic pace,” said Jim.
However, for some Holiday shoppers, like Danny and Kendall Bourland from Phoenix, Arizona their shopping experience was much different. They are here visiting their daughter and grand kids for the holidays. They said today’s shopping frenzy was nothing compared to the mayhem they experience back home. In fact, they said it was actually pretty nice.
“It’s not quite as crowded. Even though we do see crowds, the people are polite,” said Danny. “In the Phoenix area it gets very chaotic. People are impatient, very crowded in the stores. We’re seeing just the opposite here.”
And the Christmas cheer didn’t stop there. Someone was in the spirit of giving today at Chic-fil-a.
“The pick-up truck paid for not only his order, the two orders in front me, plus mine, and the car behind me,” said Kathy Bollinger, a holiday shopper who was excited by that person’s generosity. Jimmie Johnson
, Newschannel 6