One of the activities that I dislike the most is going shopping. I even have horrible memories of mall arguments because the places just creep me out, specially over the holiday season. A bunch of people reverting to their natural hunter instincts, but instead of animals they hunt products. I am glad that I have not had to wrestle someone for a tickle me elmo or a cabbage patch doll, but man do people get vicious when hunting for that bargain.
It is not only shoppers that you have to deal with. My least favorite animal in the mall jungle is the retail store clerk. They are overworked, annoyed and overall unpleasant people that do not have the job they want, just the one they got stuck with. I have not met many people that long to fold t-shirts into perfect little squares for a living. Then one of them has the nerve to ask you as you are waiting to pay and just get out the “Did you find everything ok?” No, I stood in line for 20 minutes no to pay, but just to ask you a question.
I am a go to the store with a purpose kind of person and don`t enjoy browsing that much. Bea can browse in most stores, but overall she is pretty good about being quick at stores. I have never been a fan of the mall, but I have enjoyed going to it with Bea. She has the patience to go to a video game for me so I don`t mind waiting for her to look at shoes. I still have a hard time with spending too much time in some stores, but overall I don`t mind going shopping with her.
I don`t like to sound sexist, but I think this is a male vs female kind of thing. I am not sure if metro-sexuals go to a clothing store and spend hours looking for that right outfit or not, but I personally go and look for something (most of the time from the sale rack) and I am on my way. I can also go to the grocery store in about half of the time of a joint trip. You can call me a sniper on the shopping world, I located, capture and buy what I go for.
So what are your shopping habits like?