I headed out of the house armed with a 10 point shopping list.
I got back home with a pack of disposable razors and chewing gum.
After about 5 hours of walking around, browsing and talking to myself. SERIOUSLY???
What had happened to the shopaholic in me? I was a good shopper, the perfect one, every retailer’s dream come true!
I used to make huge lists, scan through things in all the aisles and shortlist them, check reviews, try clothes out, buy mix-n-match accessories, throw in that gimmicky, shiny stuff from the check out aisles at the last-minute thus making every store layout designer’s prophecy come true!
What happened to me today?
Every store, I walked into, was overwhelming. There were too many choices, too many distractions.
I found what was on my list but it had so many variations, so many colours, so many sizes.
I stopped after 4 stores. I thought maybe food would help.
I went into a cafe and looked at the menu. I went blank again. The server came and asked me if I was ready to order. I looked up and smiled. She said she would be back in a few minutes. I stared at the menu for a full 5 minutes, maybe 6. I couldn’t decide what to eat.
It is a simple thing right, choosing what to eat? But it wasn’t. I could feel tears welling up. WTH. I walked out of the cafe and came back home.
Browsing and blogging felt safer!
I guess it was my hormones playing a trick or a my brain’s shopping circuitry got rewired or maybe a severe case of mommy brains as Rohini mentions!
PS – This post is part of the Marathon Blogging December 2012
PPS – This is my 100th post on this blog! Yay!!