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I survived end of the world – and the Christmas shopping

Published 22/12/2012 | 05:00

• It was with some relief that I woke up on Friday to learn that the world had not ended.

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The relief was short-lived. I turned on the radio and the blue skies filled in as I learnt that nurses were unhappy and there was much consternation in far-flung parts of our planet.

It also dawned on me that, thanks to the Mayan miscalculations, I no longer had an excuse not to enter the city fray and embark on that most demonic pursuit: Christmas shopping.

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