Christmas Shopping
"Peace on earth, goodwill toward men."
Luke 2:14
Christmas Shopping 
When I was a kid, the first mall in our area was Topanga Plaza. My mom and my grandmother used to do most of their Christmas shopping there.  One Christmas season, on a particularly crowded Saturday, they were at the mall finishing up their shopping. When they came out, they had forgotten where they parked their car and wandered the parking lot looking for it. They had arrived at the mall hours earlier in my grandmother's green Cadillac, but now it was nowhere to be seen.

And so they searched, their arms full of bags.

At last they found the car but couldn't get it opened. It was a cold day, and they were getting uncomfortable standing there in the wind. A nice young man saw them and offered to help. They told him they were locked out of their car. He got a wire coat hanger and used it open the car door.

"Presto!" they were in. Putting the packages in the back seat and shutting the doors against the cold, they put the key in the ignition-but it wouldn't work. That's when they realized that this wasn't their car.

My mom and grandmother had broken into someone else's car! Well, you can bet they got out of that car a lot faster than they had gotten in. And off they went in search of their car...again.
- Hank Frazee, Author of  Referral Upgrade   and  Before We Say "Goodnight"
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