Raise your hand if you shop on-line? See my hand there waving in the air? It’s gotten so I hate going to the mall because of the drive time, the browsing time, and even the standing in line to pay the cashier. Which is really odd because I used to enjoy shopping. And frankly, I still do…but online. It’s more relaxing because I do it after I get my email and before I get out of bed. I mean honestly, I have this choice: I could leap out of bed and start my day or I could linger in bed and online shop. Which would you chose?
Here’s the other kicker: I feel less pressure when I’m online. Ridiculous to feel pressure when wandering through a mall, but I do. I’m there to shop, so I must find something! But online, I can shrug and say, not today. And then, of course, get out of bed and start my day. Or I find a new website to browse.
Though I do miss wandering through a bookstore. No website quite matches the feel of that. And I wonder if I really save time. I just bought this lovely shirt, but it came too large. Now I’ve got to send it back for a smaller size. By the time I get it, sometimes the magic is gone. Plus, I’ve had to drive to the post office and wait in line there. And let’s be honest, I’m spending more time shopping because I’m doing it in bed every day. Which means I find more stuff and buy more stuff. Oops.
So now we get to the real reason for this blog. Where do you shop–online or live in a store? And for what? I’ve got to admit that my clothing obsession right now goes to two websites: www.softsurroundings.com and www.pyramidcollection.com. One lucky commentor will get a copy of my latest blaze by Kathy Lyons Night After Night… about a pair of strangers who share erotic dreams. Don’t you hate it when that happens…not!