Julie and I are both in need of new clothes for the Egypt trip. Â Our shopping experiences go like this:
- Spend several hours on the web deciding on a store that has just the right collection of clothes. Â Narrow it down to three choices.
- Spend several more hours picking out boots. Â Order five pairs in various styles and sizes.
- Go to stores at two malls. Â Reject first store out of hand. Â Spend an hour in second store picking out several hundred dollars worth of stuff.
- Go back to second store two days later. Â Pick out another several hundred dollars worth of stuff.
- Delivery guy comes with boots while at mall. Â He’ll bring them again tomorrow. Â Tragedy!
- Agonize over purchases. Â Decide that a couple of items aren’t right. Â Bring them back to store.
- Boots arrive. Â Pick out favorite pair. Â But there’s a problem: they fit too well. Â (Joe confused: fitting too well is a problem?)
- Return all but favorite pair of boots. Â Determine that can return them within a year if perfect fit turns out to be a disqualifier.
- Wardrobe ready, for now.
- Notice that the JC Penney website is having a sale. Â Favorite washable silk hawaiian shirt is only $20. Â Order a dozen in various colors and patterns. Â Get free delivery.
- Shoes are no problem: last time I bought favorite shoes, I got two extra pairs to keep in closet for when the first pair wears out.