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Shop Till You Drop

Posted by Larry Doyle on November 27th, 2009 10:23 AM |

The idea of people flocking to shopping malls in the wee hours on the Friday after Thanksgiving always baffled me. To this male’s mind, just thinking about the shopping experience is unsettling. Going up and down the parking lot lanes looking for spot, darting in and out of different stores, dealing with impatient, if not rude, individuals. These activities are deemed to be enjoyable?

I define a successful shopping experience as how quickly I can get in and out of a store.

Having broached this topic with my beloved year after year, she finally simplified it by comparing the shopping experience for those who love to shop to the football experience for those who love football. In thinking of it from that standpoint, I gained a fuller appreciation. Getting to the stadium early to tailgate. Dealing with the crowds entering and exiting the stadium. The ebb and flow of the game as your team gains and loses momentum. Okay, now I get it. (more…)

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