This week, Finish the Sentence Friday, we have an interesting topic. At least to me.
I have absolutely no interest in SHOPPING!
I’ll be honest, I just don’t get it. I’ve done it. Obviously I’ve done it. I even like getting new things.
But the process of going to the store, walking through aisles, sliding clothing clothing across the racks and finding that perfect garment, brings me no joy.
That’s not quite true. I don’t find that perfect garment.
Growing up, I was curvy. I (a-hem) “developed” in the sixth grade. Do you know what it is to be a c-cup in the SIXTH grade? Girls hated me and guys well were guys. At the time, I went to a Catholic school and covered up, but my shirt started to fit me weird, because shirts that have space at the top, but come in at the waist just didn’t exist for sixth grade girls. So it was either baggy or barely closing. I had some shirts of both.
I entered the public school system the following year, a brand new city, friends and lifestyle. And the girls still hated me and the boys still…were boys. Plus, the cherry on top was that I was the “new girl”. That’s great, right? Um sure.
My new option was tight cleavage baring shirts or oversized tees. At least it wasn’t button down anymore.
To top that off, we never had money to shop, so really it was a few shirts that I wore until you literally couldn’t wear it out in public anymore. I had a closet full of very faded garments, with stitching that was barely there.
Oh yeah, I was also never allowed to be just “dropped off” at the mall to wander around for hours. I could go to the movies, and possibly even go to shopping, but there was a strict time limit on it, normally an hour, which would include eating, if we so chose to do so.
Then in college, I was too broke and too short on time to ever do it then either.
In short (because we all know that I’m known for my brevity), during those formative years, I couldn’t shop, I could never develop that muscle where you have fun doing it. I learned to get in and out, only shopping for those things that are absolutely necessary. I’m not sure if I’ve ever had an “impulse buy” more than $20.
Believe me, I’ve tried. I’ve gone with and for family and friends. I know they enjoy it, so I go.
And that is why I don’t have any interest in shopping!
This has been another early edition of Finish the Sentence Friday (goes live at 10 p.m. EST)!