I did all my Christmas shopping tonight at Target.
I know this makes me seem like a procrastinator, but this trip was actually pencilled in on my calendar for months: Friday night before Christmas, between 9 and 11, Target.
It went off mostly without a hitch, too.
The only problem was that I filled up my basket with goods, and because the aisles I wanted to be in were so crowded, I parked my basket in an adjacent aisle.
I was gone for about 10 minutes. The helpful Target employees had taken my basket and begun restocking my items.
I came back to find my basket - which had my canvas shopping bags that say things like "Organic Expo 2005" on them, so it was obviously a shopping cart in use, not abandoned - moved and half emptied.
I just sighed and went and got more stuff, but decided to forgo some of the restocked items because I didn't need them that bad anyway.
There's efficiency and then there's annoying, and I would say that this falls into the second category.