Monday, November 26, 2007

Give Me Five Monday Meme #4

Monday November 26, 2007

The 'Give Me Five' Monday meme is designed to share fun information with each other in a simple short list! Here's how it works. Each week, I will put out a random topic from my list of topics and you share 5 answers of your choice on the given topic and link back here! You can add photos, links or stories or just a simple list of your own of 5 things that relate to the topic as it pertains to you and your life experiences. It doesn't have to be in any order of importance unless otherwise specified.
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Give Me Five pet peeves or dislikes associated with shopping.

1. I am not a fan of crowds. I try to avoid them at all costs. It's just very frustrating to move around in a store that is thick with people and carts. I never feel like I have the privilege of looking for what I need because I will inevitably be blocking someone else's view of something or vice versa. Also, it seems that when stores are crowded, other people who even wouldn't normally be fussy, take on a fussy attitude because they are frustrated too. Makes for an unpleasant shopping experience.

2. Not having as much money as I need/want for the stuff I want. Don't get me wrong, I am very thankful for what money I do have to shop with, but sometimes it's nice to choose something by likes and dislikes vs. what's the better deal cost-wise.

3. Not being able to find something I am looking for. I don't often visit stores I am not familiar with just because I dislike walking around in circles looking for items. It's a big waste of time. So I tend to revisit stores I'm familiar with.

4. I dislike watching the prices of everyday items going up and up. Like milk. Yeah, that's right, you heard me, milk. I could drink a gallon of gasoline cheaper than milk these days! What? Did the cows suddenly demand a raise or something?

5. Shopping is usually an enjoyable adventure for me. Sometimes I have something specific in mind and I set out to hunt it down and shop it out of it's hiding place. I also love to give gifts! So I get a little sad when I find out I can't give as much as I want because my funds are limited and with todays prices on things, you end up getting less for the same money...couple that with crowds and unfamiliar stores, hoo wee! So I stick to my budget, watch for sales, visit stores I'm familiar with and go at off peak times in an effort to keep shopping a fun adventure. I hope you can too!


bundle-o-contradictions said...

I'm fortunate. Kinda. I guess... I don't have many people who I'd like to spend $ on. Just a couple of people who know just how limited my funds are, so they don't expect much. :) I really wanted to get a $300 DVD series for Poor Hubby this year, though & it's just not gonna work out. That does suck.

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

I hate not having money to spend either - it definitely takes a lot of the fun out of the whole shopping experience. My list is up! :)

Mama Pajama said...

My list is up. This one was right up my alley! I know what you mean about the prices these days!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Have a great day everyone. Great list today too. Let's us all vent. :)

Tammy said...

I'm sorry it's a little late, but it's up :o)

MomOf3 said...

Mine us up too! Thanks for the fun Monday idea!

Misty Dawn said...

It looks like none of us like crowds much!

Sorry for nagging you about the meme - I was honestly just trying to help.

Anna said...

Mine's up! I'm early this week.

I hate crowds, too - and about that milk, my husband could explain the whole thing to you. He's a cost accountant in the dairy industry. Basically, you can blame the government because they set milk prices, and there's some complicated formula that determines the cost - and the farmers still aren't getting rich.

Serena said...

I made it this week! :D


Skittles said...

Well shoot. What time do you post this?