Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Shopping thoughts


I used to like to shop. When I was younger. Thinner. Now the whole thing just seems unnecessarily stressful. But I have a few things I need to pick up in preparation for a trip out of town. Not a lot of things, but still, I need to go inside a store. And try stuff on. In front of a mirror.

Truly I don’t need the overly attentive chipper female in the size zero painted on pants asking if I need a different size. I just don’t. And the older woman at the shoe store that has no other customer and wants to find me every size 7.5 black shoe she has when I haven’t even decided if I’m seriously going to look at shoes.

But most of all when I finally pick out the couple of things I need, most of which is underwear, and patiently stand in a long line of people waiting to pay for their merchandise, why do I get the only young male cashier, standing among a line of 7 older females ringing up sales? Why is it my luck to get the obviously new young male cashier who can’t get the scanner to read the tag on the underwear and is turning all shades of red. Who has to get an elderly coworker to help him. And who calls me “Miss” throughout the long excruciating (for him) transaction.

Yep. Shopping is just too hard. I think I have enough clothes and shoes and underwear now. I shouldn’t have to do this again for a few years. And if I loose a little weight there’s a whole closet full of clothes from back in the day just waiting for me.

No sales person required.

Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

7 thoughts on “Shopping thoughts

  1. I feel your pain, Dawn. If I didn’t like to feel the materials and didn’t need to check sizes, I’d do my shopping online!


  2. Oh yes! Yesterday I went looking for jeans – because my middle seems to overflow in the ones I have now. Why is it so hard to find jeans with a waist at the waist that don’t strangle my ankles? I actually do want “mom” (or grandma) jeans!


    • I thought they were starting to make jeans that had a waist at the waist line? Are you tall? Probably a lot taller than me. I am too short for regular jeans, and too tall for petites most of the time. Sigh.


  3. I only shop online! I hate going to stores. Can’t remember the last time I was in an actual changing room. Do they still have them?


    • Yes they do. It’s sad. And all the sales staff pressures you to sign up for their rewards and then they fill your email with garbage. Shopping is no longer fun.


  4. that is why online shopping is a blessing 🙂


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