I have very fond memories of shopping as a child. My siblings and I would spend hours in the mall, our parents would go off shopping for us, and we would spend hours in the store learning and playing. The trips to the mall were not always so pleasant. The time spent there with out much interaction with other members of the family was often boring, irritating, and tedious to say the least.
Since then, I have grown to really love the shopping experience. It is a natural activity for me and I immensely enjoy it. However, I have noticed that lately, people are getting “silly” when it comes to booking retail jobs. Instead of going to a brick and mortar store, they are booking flights and hotels online.
I live in a city that has anywhere from ten to fifteen stores within walking distance of my apartment. Sometimes, I am not even within walking distance of a store. Therefore, when I need some clothes or equipment, I am not always able to walk to the store. This is especially true when I need computer related goods.
If you own a business, you must realize that a confluence of things is what typically ills business trips to the office. When you are in a car, you are not going to be able to walk to the store if you need something bought. Therefore, I now take the bus when I need to buy computer related goods.
If you do not want to be frustrated with a cumbersome travel option, here are a few options to help you choose your travel options so you can spend your time on the things that are important to you. First, consider the distance between your home and your place of work. If you have car-sat for a couple of days, go to a store the closest that you are in. If you have plane tickets, go to a city that is far away and have someone give you a ride to the airport. Being able to have someone give you a ride helps to cut down on the aggravation of driving in a strange place.
This tip comes from a friend who does Diminished Value car Appraisals, and he told me this was a lifesaver. Second, always, always, always walk into a retail store if you know what you are looking for. Many stores have display rooms that have nothing but free samples and bestselling items. This is great! Because of this, you can spend thirty minutes browsing and still not finish the store. If you do not want to spend the time, just go to the nearest hardware store and pick up the items you need.
Finally, always plan to shopighters. When you walk into a bookstore or drug store, it is very important that you ask to see if they have anything that you would like to buy. If they do not have it, you should take something home. Do not let a sales clerk lure you into buying something just because they happen to have something similar to what you wanted. Be firm and tell them that you will not buy that item, no matter what it is.
Shopping is an important (and fun) activity for me. I have to say, too, how great it feels when I have a load of my own purchases. That is the best feeling in the world–some of my own shopping there for days. It feels platinum, and if I could have that Platinum again, I would. I cherish that Platinum word.