The other day, as we were heading out, I pointed to the faded knee areas of my jeans and told my husband how desperately I needed to go clothes shopping. He laughed. Then I laughed. Because his jeans are in just as bad shape, and we keep bringing up our ‘desperate need to buy clothes’ regularly, but never do anything about it. It’s become a bit of a joke between us.
Thing is, we both hate clothes shopping, and don’t get to it until we absolutely have to. Sounds a little unusual in my case, doesn’t it? Aren’t women supposed to enjoy hitting the malls to continuously freshen up their wardrobes? Or is it just another ridiculous stereotype? I don’t know. And I don’t care. I just hate doing it. Particularly the part of trying things on. In and out of the fitting room. Over and over again. Ugh. So tiresome. If I could snap my fingers and have whatever clothing I desperately need magically appear in my dresser drawers, I would do it.
The other thing about my hubby and I is that we think overspending on clothing is a colossal waste of money, and would rather spend that cash on something that we truly enjoy; something that will provide us with much more pleasure. He likes tools, electronics and music, so he prefers to pick up something in those areas of interest. I like photography, gardening and reading, and always choose to buy something that supports those hobbies instead of spending whatever limited resources I have on clothing. That is, until my knees come through my jeans and I’m forced otherwise.
And it looks like I’m getting terribly close to having no choice but to hit the stores and do some...gulp...clothes shopping. ...*shudder at the thought*...
Ugh...what a dull chore. I’d rather be doing something else.
What about you? Do you like shopping for clothes?