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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

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

3. The Even More Excitement

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"ALL. OF. THE. THINGS."

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

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"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

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"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

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

11. Anarchy

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"I'M INSIDE I'M GRABBING IT ALL IT'S ALL HAPPENING."

12. Dawning Realization

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"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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