Friday, May 7, 2010


Why Women Shop So Much!

  • Friday, May 7, 2010
  • SavvY
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  • Couple of days ago i went for shopping ,,, with my cousin T. She was looking for a gift item for her friend's B'day. After wandering in the narrow streets of Barra Bazaar for 'bout two and a half hours and me following her like her personal attendant, she finally decided to buy one saree somewhat reluctantly. The look on her face was something like "we could have get something better if we tried a bit more". That was the day when i realised why men don't like to go shopping with women. Was it that bad eh? Some of you might ask. Take it from someone who had experienced, it was Pain. Now don't think that this was my first time of shopping with the fairer sex. In fact i have shopped with Ma lotta times, but you know its always different with moms. And besides, while shopping with Ma, i'm less of a guy and more of an automated shopping cart.
    After having my shopping experience with T, at home my mind was all messed up with a lot of questions. Questions those have been asked by all men at some point of their pathetic life. Why do women shop so much? Why they take so long to shop? Why we guys hate going to shop with them?
    That night in my dream came Rebecca Bloomwood to give me the answers that i needed. She told me 'bout some of the simplest things that were always in front of my eyes which i never cared to notice. Her logic was simple but firm and undeniable. Whatever she said, i noted them down on a piece of paper (of course in my dream silly!). It went something like this in her words -
    What is wrong with you guys? Don't you see that we girls have so many things to wear, be it clothes or makeup. And with so many necessities to fulfil we have so many options to choose from. All of this needs time and managerial skills. We can't live our entire life in a pair of unwashed jeans and shirt like you stinking guys. When was the last time you washed your jeans, tried a deo or washed your stinking socks. With guys like you present, we girls have to take the burden of making this a earth a beautiful place. And to do that we need to shop. Shop for new clothes, shoes, bags, belts, hair sprays, deos and everything else. We girls shop for long hours only to support the economy as a whole. When we shop everything is so great. Afghanistan is in ruin coz there aren't many shopping malls. Open up some malls there and give some cash to the ladies there and then see its economy booming. You guys have been lazy and selfish all the time. All you wanna do is to be a couch potato remained glued to ESPN. Go out, shop with us and serve the country's economy, get a life.
    Rebecca was gonna do some more men bashing, but good lords the alarm went off.
    What do you think was Rebecca's logic undeniable? Share your thoughts with me about Shopaholic Women.
    P.S. - According to a survey, 9 out of 10 are shopaholic.

    4 Responses to “Why Women Shop So Much!”

    Psych Babbler said...
    May 8, 2010 at 7:04 PM

    I'm probably the 1 in that 9 out of 10 that is not a shopaholic! =P Unless it's for books...

    Neha said...
    May 12, 2010 at 12:22 PM

    I am also the 1..I am planning to write a post on this topic pretty soon..but you know; I go for shopping only when I need clothes; and I need clothes only when my family forces me to throw away the old one..I love faded clothes..faded; the better..I went shopping yesterday..I bought 1 denim and 5 tees in 15 minutes flat..I swear..and there is a wedding in family so bought a couple of salwar kamiz in 10 min..

    now isn't my husband lucky? :D

    SavvY said...
    May 12, 2010 at 7:26 PM

    @Psych Babbler well than i will consider u a shopaholic for books... lol... but seriously, i have seen very few women who aren't crazy bout shopping - one of them my Ma.Even my cousin sis are all crazy bout shopping.

    @Neha Hm.. really faded dresses are in i guess, not that i'm a fashion guru or something.. Besides faded, old dresses are so much comfy..
    "bought 1 denim and 5 tees in 15 minutes flat..
    bought a couple of salwar kamiz in 10 min.." - seriously!! we will give some of the guys serious complex..
    I hav to say now your husband is a lucky dude!! :)

    SavvY said...
    May 12, 2010 at 7:28 PM

    Oops.. i meant seriously!! you will give some of the guys serious complex..

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