I hate clothes shopping.

April 7, 2013

Journal, Uncategorized

Hate it.

REALLY hate it.

There is so much hatred in my body for clothes shopping that I don’t think I can put it into words. Not rational words, anyway.

I don’t understand fashion. I can’t put outfits together. I am cheap. I don’t like taking my clothes off to try other clothes on. I think most clothes look stupid. I think all clothes are overpriced. I am angry at how things are sized.

I cycle through the above thoughts whenever I think about buying something, but today I thought I’d be brave and get a pair of shorts for summer. (I have worn the same 6 capri pants for the past four years. Hey – good enough for me.) I walked into Kohl’s, circled around, and walked right out. “I don’t need shorts.”

I tried again at Scheels’. (They specialize in sports stuff.). I walked over to a clearance rack where there were two pair of shorts from two different companies. Different sizes and different prices. ($25 and $40) Did you catch that?! FORTY DOLLARS and they were on CLEARANCE! Back in ‘Ought Eight when I bought my last pair of pants I only spent twenty bucks, and they had three times as much material. I actually tried them on (blah) and the fit EXACTLY THE SAME even though they were different sizes. Stupid companies.

I bought the cheaper ones, even though they were overpriced. At least I won’t have to go shorts shopping again.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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4 Responses to “I hate clothes shopping.”

  1. Amused Lurker Said on:

    Wow, was this refreshing to read! I had no clue there was another gal on earth who loathed shopping as much as I do. I’ve met my match. Hats off to you!


  2. Peggy Said on:

    I hate it too! For all the reasons you listed. I have to really psych myself up for this grissly chore.

    I’ve even gotten to where I don’t try things on at the store….which is bad because then I’m just using my house as the dressing room & have to of course return most stuff.

    Congrats to you and your shorts find!! If they had them in several colors, I would have nabbed them up.


  3. Michelle Said on:

    Another shopper hater!
    Why is it so terrible!!


  4. Brad Said on:

    Hehe… your last sentence. I read that as: At least I won’t have to go shorts shopping ever again. Is this your last shorts purchase?

    Maybe you could just make cutoff shorts from some of your old capris.


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