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.
The decision of whether to begin shopping on the upper or lower level can be made together.
You can stroll companionably down pathways with someone at your side, looking in the windows to help you decide which store to enter.
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?
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© Colline Kook-Chun, 2013