I have to admit it - I really dislike shopping. Any kind of shopping - food, clothes, shoes, and, if I'm being brutally honest, I don't greatly enjoy shopping for fabric either. I hate the amount of choice, having to make decisions, having to try on countless items if I'm looking for clothes or shoes, and the crowds. And always, in the back of my mind, is this little Puritan voice saying "Do you really, really need that? Do you want to spend the money? Can't you manage perfectly well without it?"
This morning I decided to go to the supermarket after dropping DH off at the station. The shop was only just open, so there were very few people there, apart from loads of secondary school children stocking up on E numbers. So I couldn't complain about the crowds. As always, I was astounded by the number of different items available. I mean, how many flavoured yoghurts can we need, how many different breakfast cereals, etc etc. I usually go to a much smaller supermarket - just 4 aisles, everything I need, not too much choice and I'm out in 20 minutes.
And then, you have to unpack everything and put it away! I hate that almost as much as buying the stuff. The freezer and fridge food gets unpacked and stowed away immediately, but the rest of it will sit around for ages until I can summon up the energy.
I'm not really feeling grumpy this morning! I just thought I'd share my thoughts on shopping and see how many people share them.
Have a great, stress-free day!