It looks like CVS has a new spokesperson. Well, if they were smart they would. Ben was on Ellen today and was talking about he leaves all the Christmas shopping for everyone up to his wife because he has enough trouble just finding her a gift.
"It takes her as much energy and effort to buy like the 20 gifts we're going to buy other people, as it does to buy her gift. I spend the whole time, fretting about that and being nervous and hoping she likes that. And then I end up at like CVS on the 24th being like, 'Maybe she'd like a little Godzilla that goes around.'"
Ahhh, the joys of shopping at CVS on the 24th. Been there done that. More than once or twice actually. See, right now, Christmas is still a few weeks away and you feel like you have all the time in the world. Maybe you planned on going to the mall this weekend but you decided that with Black Friday and all there would be too many people so you decided to be smart. Well, that and there were some really great football games on that you just could not get off the couch.
So, then you tell yourself you will go during the week at lunch. There will be less people and you congratulate yourself, sink back into the couch and open another box of wine. The thing is, you can never quite get away from the office and the weekends are filled with holiday parties and more drinking and eating. The next thing you know, you are checking Amazon and seeing when the cutoff is for Christmas delivery. You make a mental note and go on with your life. Then you realize that all that holiday drinking has distorted your mental notes and you missed the cutoff so you find yourself in a CVS or Rite-Aid rationalizing that your mom would like a bottle of the Paris Hilton perfume and that what your nephew has always wanted more than anything in the world is a snow globe and a Classic Westerns DVD.
As for your special someone? Nothing makes a better holiday gift than a CVS branded box of chocolates and some Theraflu.