I’m not a great shopper. Oh, I have my moments. Sometimes I’m on a roll and I get whatever I came for and conquer. Other times I’m not sure what I want, but I get lucky and find just the right items. Overall, though, I’m not much of a shopper.
I don’t love the mall. There, I said it.
It overwhelms me. It’s too big, it’s too hard to park, there are too many people there, and there’s far too much merchandise. I’m not a fan of going into store after store after store. I like going into one store for whatever I want, then leaving. This business of shopping at sixteen stores for one item is for the birds. Isn’t that why we have internet? So we can do this from the comfort of our own homes?
Speaking of internet, it makes shopping so much easier, don’t you think? Of course there’s the issue of returning things that are incorrect or damaged or don’t fit, but that’s no big deal, right? Oh, and you have to worry about someone stealing your stuff off your porch, but then you just rent a box at your post office or UPS store, right? And yes, there’s time and money spent on that too.
So, yeah, shopping. I could do without it, but then I wouldn’t have gifts for my sweethearts and I wouldn’t have cute clothes to wear and I wouldn’t have some things I really actually need (you know, like medications and toilet paper and lightbulbs). So yes, I can do it, but I prefer not to shop under pressure.
What about you? Are you a Black Friday shopper? Did you score any big deals? Convince me!
November 25, 2016 at 10:42 pm
No I did not do Black Friday. It’s a new thing in my country and the people went insane. I shudder to think how many people have wasted money on things they do not need just because they think they got a bargain. It took me half an hour to get to the mall – usually a 2 minute drive – and all I bought was a book for a gift. I paid normal price!
November 26, 2016 at 9:49 pm
It’s just too crazy for me. I’m too much of an introvert to venture out into those crowds, and for what? Unless there’s significant savings I just don’t get it. Thanks for your comment.
November 28, 2016 at 8:15 pm
My daughter and I are not Black Friday Shoppers. We did go to Christmas Tree Shoppe at around 4 pm – after the rush and crush – to pick up a couple of things for her to trim the tree. She loves to put it up the day after Thanksgiving.
November 28, 2016 at 10:26 pm
I don’t blame her, the season seems so short, and it’s so much work to get everything up and looking nice, you want to have time to enjoy it!