The one thing I hate is shopping. Don't get me wrong, I like going to some certain stores and yes sometimes I just wonder around looking at all the nice new things I cannot afford (like Cheaper Than Dirt), but just shopping for the heck of it is such a waste of time. When I do go, I have a two store limit and that's it.
When I go into town I Try and get the stuff I need and get out. There is no reason to hop from store to store all day and only get one or two things at each location. I don't care if it's ten cents cheaper across town, it's not worth it.
After spending the morning over at my Mom and Dad's finishing the barn rebuild, the wife wanted to go with our friends D&R to do some shopping. Here is how the conversation went,
The wife: Do you want to go shopping with D&R?
Me: For what?
The Wife: I don't know, just shopping.
Me: Where are they going?
The Wife: Just a couple of stores, I don't know.
Me: You know we can't get anything.
The Wife: I know.
Me: Then why are we going?
The Wife: Just to get out I guess.
Me: Na, I don't need anything and don't want to go if I can't buy nothing.
The Wife: .........................
Me: Dear, why do we need to go out in this heat and walk around the stores when we know we can't buy anything?
The Wife: Fine! We won't go.
Me: Come on now, there ain't no reason to just go walk around and look.
The Wife: Whatever!
So anyway the outing went well. The heat did not keep people from getting out today. The stores were full and the only parking was a five minute walk to the doors. We ended up going to Gander Mountain, The Academy, Sam's and finally Albertson's. I heard mention of Walmart and told them if we went to Walmart I would throw a fit like a three year old girl.
Ha, victory! No Walmart. It's the small battles she lets me win that makes me feel like I have the sayso around here.
I did get to buy a couple of boxes of ammo at Gander Mountain, so it made it all worth it.