Shopping Companions

There are two types of shopping that I do. The first is what I call necessity shopping: the shopping I do twice a week to buy the food that we eat. I find doing this type of shopping alone is completed faster than if I am accompanied. I also tend to buy less as I do not have requests for certain foodstuffs!

The second type of shopping is the clothes shopping that I do; or the time I spend browsing in the environment of a beautiful shopping mall. This type of shopping definitely requires at least one companion.

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Escalator at t shopping mall. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

The decision of whether to begin shopping on the upper or lower level can be made together.

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Strolling in a shopping mall. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

You can stroll companionably down pathways with someone at your side, looking in the windows to help you decide which store to enter.

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Looking down from the upper level at a shopping centre. © Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

Look around and you will see many shoppers do have a companion as they walk from store to store. And if someone is alone, an electronic companion is not far from them.

Do you enjoy having a companion when you go shopping?

(This post was inspired by the folks at WordPress.com.)

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013

 

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28 thoughts on “Shopping Companions

  1. People who shop with me can’t seem to keep their sanity. I have no idea why. Maybe because I wait to buy the things I like until I’m quite certain I won’t like something else more, or find it for less somewhere else.

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  2. I don’t like shopping much at all, I don’t like browsing very much, though I do do it from time to time, my companion has to be someone who likes coffee, and wants to stop and get some often.

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  3. I’m not much of a shopper, Colline, and would probably make a terrible companion shopper. I go into the store knowing what I want, buy it, and leave. That’s hardly fun for others. 🙂

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  4. I don’t like shopping alone at all. It’s nice to have a companion along. Mine is usually hubby, and his voice of reason often prevents me from making rash purchases. 🙂

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    1. I agree, it is always good to have a second eye who sees things the way you do not see it. They are also helpful to help you when searching for something suitable 🙂

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  5. I don’t care much for shopping so when I do have to do it, I prefer to be on my own just so I can speed shop. There have been a few occasions, though, when it would have been nice to have someone along to help me pick out a dress (usually there was a wedding involved as that’s pretty much the only time I’ll wear a dress). My husband seems to think everything looks good on me. That’s sweet, but not helpful in terms of constructive criticism. 🙂

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    1. That is the time when asking a mother/sibling/or best friend to accompany you. And hopefully their eye would be more helpful. It is also, I find, a time to have some “girl” time 🙂

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  6. Nope – shopping companions slow me down. I take a lot less time to make a shopping decision than my wife once we are in the shop but she usually is the one who decides we should go shopping in the first place 😉 If I’m going on my own, I already know exactly what I’m going for before I leave home so there is not choosing time required normally when I get there 😉

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    1. That is definitely why I grocery shop alone! Unfortunately when I shop for my children I need to take them with me as they no longer accept happily what I have bought them to wear 🙂

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  7. I’m not a shopper at all. when I go to the store for food I usually bring the better half to carry the heavy stuff. We don’t have a car. All other types of shopping are avoided unless absolutely necessary. I like your photos and story.

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    1. I have invested in a shopping cart for grocery shopping – the best investment ever! I am able to fill it with many groceries and save my arms the pain of walking home carrying a heavy load.

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  8. Interesting answers from your readers, Colline. I was surprised to find so many others who also do not like to shop at all! I do miss those No Frills runs with companionship and great conversation on the way to, then shopping solo, then great conversation on the way back.

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