Ever noticed that your local shopping centre stays open extra late on Thursday nights? Yeah, that’s no coincidence, as that tends to be the busiest time of the trading week. Now, I’m no psychologist, but there’s something about nearing the end of the working week that gets people in the mood to treat themselves and ~unwind~. Friday nights are typically reserved for dinners, drinks, and other pointedly non-admin-y things, so when you think of it, tons of people rushing out for a retail therapy sesh on a Thursday evening makes a lot of sense! It goes without saying, but payday weekends will also be busier than usual ones, so avoid popping out then if you don’t like shopping in large crowds.