Saturday, November 21, 2009

Please Mr. Postman

I hate to shop. Somehow I didn't get the shopping gene many women seem to have. I'm not being sexist, it's just that most of my friends love to shop. I'd rather get a sharp stick in the eye.

Nothing fits; I'm too tall. I have long arms and long legs. Waists are always in the wrong place, sleeves are too short, and pants are never long enough unless I buy from a specialty store (read $$$$). Plus I hate trying things on in those little dressing rooms with those freaky lights.

It took me years to wear capris. Yeah, I know, I'm supposed to be the one who can wear that style, but I've been struggling my whole life to find pants long enough, and now you want me to wear them short on purpose?! I don't think so.

I was given a $50 gift card to a local mall back in June. Last week I finally got there and tried to use it. I couldn't find any clothes. Found some bags I liked but I wasn't in the mood to pay the additional $60 they would have cost over the value of the gift card. I ended up in Bath and Body Works buying soaps and lotions to add to the stash I already have.

Online shopping, however, is another story. I can sit here for hours and click away through the various online stores and catalogs that have clothes that DO fit me. All it takes is money or rather a credit card. I recently spent an evening here catching up on some of the things I need. I did some serious damage to the credit card. Within a day or two the boxes began to arrive. And arrive. And arrive.

Paul once said that a UPS truck cannot drive by our house without stopping. We happened to be standing in the driveway when he made the comment. A Big Brown truck drove by just as we were having this discussion. I immediately pointed and said...."no suh, there's goes one now!" The words were barely out of my mouth when the truck stopped, backed up, and pulled into our drive and the driver jumped out and put a box in my hands.

Maybe they should assign me my own truck and driver.


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16 comments:

Badass Geek said...

I just dropped a bunch money on some clothes online because stores don't stock my size, either. It is really frustrating.

mamadorkiness said...

First, your blog looks awsome!! Second, I KNOW EXACTLY HOW YOU FEEL. I have a family of women who love to shop so much, their closets looks like the malls themselves. I guess when it came to me, I got pushed off the shopping bug train. Great post.

DUTA said...

Ive greatly enjoyed reading your post. Online shopping is OK. I thought at first you don't like buying clothes at all.
I'm sure you look terrific in all the clothes you've got , online or not.

Just Breathe said...

I do allot of online shopping. It's always fun to get a delivery and remember what you have ordered!

Vodka Logic said...

I'm not much of a shopper at all. And clothes I have to try on so the mall it is...

Online is fun too and ebay is an evil evil place ... lol

Just Playin' said...

I'm not much of a shopper either but this year I've found 2 (on sale)cashmere sweater without even looking. I'm going by Goodwill to try to find a new pair of jeans and I'm good to go.

BONNIE K said...

That's funny about the UPS truck. I'm a big garage sale shopper. Usually not for clothes, but it's the fun of the hunt, at bargain prices, that appeals to me.

Laoch of Chicago said...

The worst thing from a male perspective is ordering clothing online and then discovering that the thing does not fit and thus enduring the agony of the return.

Turquoise Diaries said...

I dont like shopping either for the necessities and I had some not good experiences (expensive) with on line shopping so I am a loyal customer of couple shops.I am happy, they are happy..

Tammy Howard said...

I used to love shopping, but I have definitely gotten over it.

Pam said...

I don't do much online shopping. I have to try stuff on. I can't trust the size. And lots of stuff that I try on that does fit, I don't like. But I have to agree with you about the freaky dressing room lights. I swear, my grandmother is gazing back at me. ARRGH!

croneandbearit said...

We are so related! I love to shop online at specific stores where I know the manufacturers sizes will be correct and I don't have to get all sweaty and frustrated in those gawdawful dressing rooms. My UPS guy and I are good buds. Devoted Spouse thinks it's funny.

Cairo Typ0 said...

I've never been able to shop for clothes or shoes online. I'm the sort of person who has to try stuff on. That said, i'm jealous of your online shopping habit! Who doesn't love getting packages in teh mail!? :))

mama-face said...

I shop in spurts...I was a compulsive online shopper before blogging came along for me. No wonder my husband is supportive of this new obsession. :)

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I'm so with you on not being a shopper. I always tell my friend that I'll show up for lunch, but don't make me shop. Fun post.

Bethany said...

I'm not a shopper either- definitely an online one though ;) I rarely shop for clothes though...more like books and electronics :D

 

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