Honestly, I love shopping. I've successfully overcome compulsive shopping habits from my late twenties and early thirties. Now, in my mid thirties, I have fun just browsing, shopping around, trying on, not even buying. By all means, once a month I go on a shopping spree, a few hours just me and the shopping centre. Still with a ...
... limited amount of cash, no credit cards! There are really very few things that can irritate me during that precious time.
Nevertheless, a simple, thought-provoking question has popped up to my mind recently. Why do women drag their men to the shopping centres with them? And I refer here to this vast majority of men who truly hate shopping. They just occupy space in already overcrowded shops, are totally not interested in what's all about, play with their smart phones. At the same time most of women looking at them feel disappointed and frustrated. "Love is in the air"??? Rather not, but a blazing row definitely yes. So, why do we do it to each other? If both sides are unhappy, what's the point?
At the beginning of my relationship, six years ago, I recall we went shopping together a few times but as soon as we got to know each other better, it has never happened again! We have common passions but we certainly don't interfere with our respective pleasures.
Would you like your husband to look so miserable next time you are shopping together?
Solution? Have a look at these ideas.
Are you ready for this? "Husband storage" facilities are making their mark at malls in China. Uh, wait ... What? "Husband storage"? Shopping centres in China have come up with a way to keep bored men entertained while their spouses hit the sales. They now offer special "husband storage" rooms, where bored men can wait in peace when they have had enough of following their partners around, reports Kotaku. The rest spots vary when it comes to comfort levels. The most basic "husband cloakrooms" or "husband rest rooms" are decked out with simple tables and chairs with little entertainment, and are often used by men for quick naps. However, some husband storage rooms come complete with TVs, small libraries or a selection of magazines, a smoking area or computers for online browsing or gaming.
Some function as mini-cafes, with food and drinks while the men wait.
Some shops show a bit of mercy for men and at least install some seats
In an ideal world the drop off point is a bar with comfy couches and a big screen TV
And a new facility from Puerto Banus, Costa del Sol, Spain. They opened a cafe; bar, in front of a luxury department store with an encouraging invitation: