I have a love/hate relationship with shopping.
I was never the teenager that begged my parents to let me go "hang out" at the mall. Actually, I still avoid it if I can. I'm just not into the "process" of finding clothes I like. I can kill some serious time at a bookstore, or, Lord help us, a teacher supply store, but shopping for clothes? Not so much.
I consider my shopping process to be more the "hunter and gatherer" approach. I know exactly what I want.
I go to the store.
I hunt it.
I gather it.
I try it on.
As fast as possible.
I avoid eye contact with the sales associates. I keep my head down. I get my business done and I get out.
You would think that would save me money, right? I wish. Excluding people with serious shopping addictions, I probably end up spending just as much as the next person, but I only enjoy it when it's all over.
Today I needed 2 or 3 specific items. My sister (bless her) volunteered to go with me to the mall. We found what I needed at each store I went to, paid, and left. And mostly got sale prices!
The drive home was wonderful...the shopping was done, the items were in hand, and I was happy. Shopping success!