12.03.2004

I shopped. Now I'm going to drop.

I did a lot of Christmas shopping with a friend today. At dinner we couldn't believe how tired we were. And we realized that there is really no other activity like shopping. You have to walk around for hours, avoiding other people and squeezing through shelves and racks of clothes, all the while making crucial and complicated decisions about what item would bring the most joy to your loved one and how much you're willing to spend for that item. Oh, and you're also carrying awkward, sometimes heavy shopping bags. If you took shoppers out of the mall and put them in a big open field and they still moved about in the same fashion as they did in the mall, they would look ridiculous.

Maybe that's why I like shopping online. Your feet don't hurt when you're done.