Friday, March 4, 2016

My Passion, My Need to SHOP! SOLSC Day 4

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This slice begins with my passion and need for shopping, there I said it, I have a passion and a need for shopping. It's just so soothing to walk among all the new clothes, furniture, bedding, shoes, purses, make-up, books, and shiny new Apple products. I am sucked into a store as soon as I am close enough to smell it. I am not trying to amuse you here; stores have the most incredible smell! The smell of new clothes, fine leathers, books, and perfumes. One whiff and it's all over, I am powerless in the grip of their aroma. It's been this way since I was a child. 


I remember going grocery shopping with my mom and dad at Gold Circle, all for the promise of looking at the shoes and clothes if I was good on the grocery side of the store. My parents will tell you stories of losing me in stores only to find me in the shoe department, not the toys as you would expect with a child. 


This passion hasn't gone away, even though my budget has forced me to be more creative in feeding my need for the smell of the stores, the feel of fine leather, and the indulgence of the latest fashions. I mean I do try to limit my exposure, and I attempt to look and not buy,  but there's only so much a girl can control before she bursts out in a full fledge NEED for an entire day at the three local malls.

Yep, that's right when I shop, I mean browse, I hit not one, but three malls and few stand-alone stores in a day. I start with the mall furthest from my house because this mall has all my favorite stores, and they're all flagship stores! (They carry the largest inventory and the trendiest items) So while I am enjoying my favorite mall I begin to wonder about the other two malls, I'll pass as I head home. 


Then, as my van is in motion I find it is drawn toward the exit of the next mall.... 
I share this story as the back story for my next post, My Most Embarassing Moment, stop back tomorrow for the rest of the story!  


10 comments:

Deb Lairson said...

I remember shopping at Gold Circle too! :) I love this story because I love reading your writing. I can hear your voice so clearly. I can NOT wait until your post tomorrow. I will definitely be here to check it out.

Holly Wright said...

I'll be back tomorrow. Can't wait! I'm a shopper too. Not necessarily of new things, I can't help myself when I see an antique shop or thrift shop of sorts. I love the hunt for the "thing" I never knew I wanted.

Ms. Victor said...

I love your true confessions! I am generally NOT a shopper (except once a year when I am back in the US and most Saturdays when I visit a bookstore- okay, so maybe I can relate). I am an aroma person, but never considered the smell of shopping. Something for me to notice next time.

Nicole said...

Deb, this is something where you are I are totally opposite. I really couldn't hate shopping any more. It always feel like work I don't want to do.

I remember going to Gold Circle as a kid too! I can't wait to hear the rest tomorrow.

Kris Shrontz said...

Sounds like therapy to me! It's nice to be lost in something other than the busyness of my life.

Loralee said...

I'm sure many are nodding their heads because they understand your passion!

Elizabeth G. said...

That is so funny! It must be convenient that you have three malls close by. Placement is everything. :) Looking forward to reading more tomorrow.

Fran McCrackin said...

What a great prequel!!!
Love the 3 prongs- aromas, childhood memories, and present.

thebeachpapers said...

There is nothing wrong with being drawn to a store because the smell of the buttery soft leather of a handbag or an exquisite pair of shoes. Nuff said!! :) I'll be back tomorrow for part 2. Looking forward to it.

Amy Rudd said...

I love shopping too! I remember Gold Circle from when I was young! That was a fun store! We had one in North Canton that I loved going too! Will check out your next post!