Confessions of the Shopaholic Senorita

Hello, I am Sara and I am a self confessed shopaholic. There I have said it at last. I indulge in retail therapy at the drop of a hat. It's not like I dwell deep in debts due to my addiction but yes my wallet does become considerably lighter after each shopping rendezvous. 

Confessions of the Shopaholic Senorita

Hello, I am Sara and I am a self confessed shopaholic. There I have said it at last. I indulge in retail therapy at the drop of a hat. It's not like I dwell deep in debts due to my addiction but yes my wallet does become considerably lighter after each shopping rendezvous. 

Things are very binary in my life. If I fight with my husband, I squander money by shopping, any tiff with any relative, even on days where I feel down not to mention the four days of menstrual cycle, shopping seems therapeutic to me. If I have to summarise, then shopping is directly related to my mood swings. I don't have the reins in my hand. Ahem, I am not guilty. I can state clearly with conviction.

"I always say shopping is cheaper than going to the psychiatrist" - Tammy Faye Bakker

It's true. I am privy to the above quote. Don't you think shopping excites us, kicks in an adrenaline splurge and makes us feel invariably better in no time at all. So isn't it an easier option than a dreary visit to the shrink?

I have no special adherence to any specific season for shopping. The moment the verdant greens change, the monsoon arrives or the fall foliage changes it's hues, I get attracted to the four letter word splashed on all mall entrances and shopping centers. 

You guessed it right. I am talking about "SALE". I confess I love the sale season. You may enquire about the veracity and the frequency of these sale seasons as modern advertising promotions do not restrict Sale to one period. If you really pay heed to the trends, you can discern a Sale every once in three months. So why spend right?

Think about it this way dearies. The amount of money that I save by means of reduction in the prices of the things purchased is enormous. The more I buy the more I save. So isn't that incentive enough for me to buy shawls, jackets, shoes, dresses and maybe some other stuff that I might not really use in the near future but I would have bought on the premise that it pays well to always stock for a rainy day. 

I am considerate and thoughtful. I think about the future and hoard. I confess about my guilt trips to the mall and the irate look on my better half's face, but trust me at the end of the day when I do compute all the factors that were considered for the shopping, it seems completely worth it.

I do admit my spouse has some qualms about my addictive nature. Which husband doesn't? So I did cut back on my shopping sprees to the vicious, conniving and predatory malls. Instead, I dabbled in online purchases. There is a plethora of online shopping facilities that I might have successfully used to satisfy my inherent craving for shopping, I concede. I can proudly state that in the past few months I have only ventured once to the mall. The rest of the time has been pretty productive for me online.

My new year's resolution was to stop all purchases and to turn over a new leaf. I have in my defence contributed immensely to the economy through my purchases. It is now time to be prudent. 

But as the saying goes promises and resolutions are meant to be broken. Here I am writing this blog about my confessions as a shopaholic, sitting on the entrance of the pompous city mall waiting for my turn to be ushered inside albeit all safety protocols in times of the ongoing pandemic. Oh, what all I go through just to shop. Isn't it an ethereal feel? But yes I have to be thoughtful and responsible too. Hence I have ventured out keeping in mind all the precautions to be taken. 

After all have you heard the saying by the famous movie star Marlyn Munroe -

Happiness is not in money, but in shopping? 

Well, who am I to refute that!

Author's Note

This blog is a humourous take on the shopping addictions that some of us succumb to from time to time. Although, I do reflect a lot of attributes of Sara, the protagonist, it would be safe to assume that this is a fictional take.

Do shower me with love always. I will look forward to your comments and feedback on this one. 

Till next time 

Happy Shopping (oops)

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