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I HATE shopping!

January 24th, 2009 at 07:57 pm

Seriously! It must be a genetic flaw. I absolutely hate shopping! In ANY form. Thank goodness for online shopping. It is how I do most of my Christmas shopping now!

Case in point, I must feed a family of 5, two dogs, a cat, a hamster and a fish. This requires that nasty S word! I went to Super Walmart yesterday after work. (Everything in one place is AWESOME!!) I DO make a list and make sure it is the order that the store goes in, so that I don't have to spend ONE MORE SECOND in the joint than I need to! I get my super buggy and I am off like a shot. I need to meet up with DH in 45 minutes. I scramble through tossing in items and rounding corners on two wheels. Some things are there, some are not. Gosh dog, why do they carry every form of a product, EXCEPT the one I want!!??? I do the final victory lap and rush to the checkout. This is where Mr. Murphy holds my hand. It is garanteed, I will get the slowest line with non English speaking checker. As I sweat in my big coat after my strenuous workout I heft all my purchases and try to cram them on an "efficient" and WAY TO SMALL conveyor belt. As the lady in front of me chats on her cell phone and slowly empties her cart, pays in 15 different ways and generally makes sure that I am already 5 minutes late to meet DH, it is finally MY TURN! Guess what?? Time for that checker to take a break, so I wait as they change guard..... Great here we go! I frantically throw filled bags into the cart as she scans the items, of course, smashing the bread with the milk, etc... etc... I am now 15 minutes late to meet DH. I run the card through the machine and rush out the door, the toliet paper falls off the bottom of the cart and I ran over it in my haste, claiming me a shredded wad of white that I toss on top of the milk to the furthur demise of my bread, get to the van, toss everything in and rush to meet DH, now 25 minutes tardy. As I zoom down the highway, I gloomily reflect, I forgot to hand the checker all my ever so important coupons. Sigh. This my friends is why I HATE shopping!!!!

Edit: I meant my story more as an amusement, but I still really DO HATE shopping! I keep reminding myself how blessed I am as I shop for food, but I still HATE it! Smile DH was fine. He needed to pay for something and needed the CC that I had, I had plenty of time to get there. All was good. (But I still HATE shopping! Stick Out Tongue)

11 Responses to “I HATE shopping!”

  1. gettingby Says:

    Whew, talk about stressful! Time to chill a bit, maybe take your Ipod along and listen to some relaxing or upbeat music, and give yourself a reasonable period of time to meet your DH.

    This all sounds very unpleasant, for you, your DH, as well as the checker and customers in line in front and behind you, who no doubt were well aware of your escalating stress and impatience levels.

  2. Petunia Says:

    My goodness! What a shopping trip! I too loathe shopping, something my mother can't understand. Smile

  3. Little L Says:

    I am another one who ALWAYS picks the line where the customer ahead of me has some sort of problem, meanwhile, the line that I opted to not go through has all the customers speedily paying for their groceries with no problems whatsoever. I am a magnet for problem checkstands Frown Sorry you had a bad shopping experience.

  4. fern Says:

    Too bad about the coupons, but hopefully you can use them on another trip. Oh, well, it happens that way sometimes.

  5. frugaltexan75 Says:

    That does sound quite stressful. Maybe on your next adventure give yourself more time, and then if you see you're still running short, call hubby and tell him you'll be a bit late.

  6. my english castle Says:

    Me too. I think sometimes about using Peapod, but shopping on the weekends is a nightmare. I usually try to stop after I'm done teaching, just to avoid the weekends.

  7. boomeyers Says:

    I meant my story more as an amusement, but I still really DO HATE shopping! I keep reminding myself how blessed I am as I shop for food, but I still HATE it! Smile DH was fine. He needed to pay for something and needed the CC that I had, I had plenty of time to get there. All was good. (But I still HATE shopping! Stick Out Tongue)

  8. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Ah Boo...the first thing we dont have in common...I find shopping relaxing..especially when I have time to browse and compare prices. I agree that when you are tight on time, it can be stressful...but when I have the time, I use it as my 'quiet time'. Sounds hectic though...I hope you are finding time for you! Hugs.

  9. M E 2 Says:



    I love shopping. That's part of my problem, lol.

    I even find grocery shopping more exciting than I probably should.

  10. homebody Says:

    ROFLOL! Hilarious post Kathy. This is why DH has been doing 99% of the shopping for the last 30 years! I want to get in and out. He loves to food shop and will wander around picking up fresh fruit/veges and other things he finds interesting. So I avoid going with him, but will probably go today since he has been gone most of the week. You would not believe how long we spend in Costco!

  11. mjrube94 Says:

    I tell my husband all the time that I'm a catch because I love sports and hate to shop!!

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