Shopping News: Thousands of people across the UK are hoping the Mayan prediction that the world will end on Friday is right, so they wonâ€™t have to do any Christmas shopping.
For many, the apocalyptic end of the earth and death of all humanity is a more welcoming prospect than braving crowded high streets for last minute Christmas shopping this weekend.
â€śItâ€™s not like Iâ€™m suicidal and want to die,â€ť said one shopper. â€śItâ€™s just Iâ€™d rather not spend hours queuing at the shops this weekend. In that respect, death by Mayan doomsday seems like a much better option.
â€śEver since I first heard about the Mayan apocalypse on December the 21st Iâ€™ve had it marked on my calendar,â€ť said another shopper.
â€śNormally by this time of the year Iâ€™d be stressed out thinking about what presents I have to buy. But not this year – this year, all I want for Christmas is for the Mayans to be right.â€ť
Story: Simon Swatman