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13 Emotional Stages Of Holiday Shopping

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1. The Awakening

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"Oh, is it that time again? OK — here we go again. I can do this."

2. The Excitement

"I am going to buy all of the things."

3. The Even More Excitement


4. The Planning

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"I shall be the first in line and score all of the deals, yes, yes..."

5. The Initial Misgivings

"Wait, the stores open how early?"

6. Return of Excitement

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"Look at how cheap that TV is!"

7. Return of Misgivings

"But it's only guaranteed to the first five customers..."

8. Anticipation

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"Tomorrow is the big sale, can you BELIEVE IT!"

9. Freakout

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"What do you mean dinner's not until eight? DOORS OPEN AT EIGHT, MOM."

10. Dejection

"Good. I'm in line. For the next... three... hours..."

11. Anarchy


12. Dawning Realization

"Wait— what did I buy? Wait— how much did I spend? What does this even DO?!"

13. Acceptance

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"I did my best. Dang it, I did my best."

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