If you have to go shopping would you rather go alone or go with someone?

@Zelmarq (11503)
Cebu City, Philippines
June 27, 2007 6:59pm CST
When I go for grocery and need to buy someone I would like to be with someone who can help me with the loads of groceries to but. But when I buy something for myself I want to be alone. Im very picky when it comes to things like clothes, pants and shoes and it takes a long long time for me to decide on what to but. So to prevent annoying my companion I'd rather go alone and enjoy the shopping.
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@Inky261 (2524)
• Germany
28 Jun 07
I always go shopping alone. I am used to it. I carry everything myself. I am happy that nobody interferes with my decisions. I do not have to argue with anybody about taste. I can go home whenever I feel like it. This way is no muss no fuss.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
30 Jun 07
LOL, thats what I enjoy, but I get bored when I go to the grocery store when Im alone I love to argue with my boyfriend.
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@tmlnmr (1850)
• Canada
28 Jun 07
Good point! I like to shop with someone all the time whether it be my hubby or a friend or my "adopted daughter" I like someones opinion on things and just the company. I don't like being alone when I am out somewhere but will go by myself if I need to. I don't make a big deal about it. I do prefer to be by myself if I am in a hurry. :)
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
30 Jun 07
Me also, but not all the time, sometimes I need privacy with buying something for myself.
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@loverenth (136)
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
depends on what i'm shopping for, if i'm shopping for a chick outfit cause of a party i'm attending, then i'll have my friends go with me. it's fun shopping together with your friends.. but if i'm shopping for something i need to give my bf for our anniversary? then i'll shop on my own, cause it's something special and i dont want to get others opinion, whatever i decide to buy for my significant other, at least i know it came from my heart and from me alone
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
30 Jun 07
Well, it could take me so much time when I go shopping for my clothes. My bf doesnt like to be dragged around over and over back and forth. hehehehehe.
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@mschiqui (1284)
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
Likwise,when talking about grocery i and my hubby will do the shopping but when i wanted to buy something for myself i do it by myself, cause i dont want someone is waiting for me and be annoyed.
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@chello63 (305)
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
me too, im with my hobby when it goes to grocery. coz we both buy things for ourselves. but sometimes he even accompany me when i i buy something for myself.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
30 Jun 07
I love to buy things alone when I buy for mself. When I buy clothes my boyfriend just goes to bookstores and I just text him when I am already with my shopping.
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@amehzin (93)
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
I don't really mind shopping alone. But I do prefer shopping with someone coz I like asking their opinion on stuff... like when I'm buying clothes and such.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
30 Jun 07
Yes I have tried it when I bought a t shirt and pants I asked the opinion of the sales lady but I had doubts if she was telling the truth.
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@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
28 Jun 07
I go shopping with my wife every week, and although it's not really an enjoyable chore, she needs my help, and it is time we can spend together. Like you, for personal items, and single interest items, I'd prefer to shop alone.
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
30 Jun 07
yes, i feel so alone when Im doing thw grocery alone. When I gifts for him I go alone, there was a time I asked him to select a gift for him but he does not have any idea the gift was for him.
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
28 Jun 07
I like doing the grocery thing myself. But totally enjoy shopping with my friends for all the other stuff. Most of my friends and I are interested in the same things so it's easy to shop with them, even for clothes.
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
30 Jun 07
hmmm, I have tried shopping with friends but sometimes I dont like shopping with them coz it takes so much time for them to finish an d I dont like to shop that takes too long.
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• Canada
28 Jun 07
Hi I usually have one of my kids with me when I shop for food or anything else for that matter. I like to have someone to shop with, I like to get a second opinion when I shop for things like jeans.
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
30 Jun 07
yes its fun to shop with kids.
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@liyan97 (2128)
• Northern Mariana Islands
28 Jun 07
When I go grocery shopping I like to take my children with me, mainly because I let them choose what kind of meals I will be preparing for them. It is really hard sometimes when I prepare a meal and none of them want to eat it…lol…I end up throwing it away because even if I put it in the fridge, I would still end up throwing it out after a while. When I go shopping for clothing, I leave my kids at home because they tend to choose the clothing with characters on them…lol…Don’t get me wrong Spiderman, Pokemon, Dora and strawberry shortcake are all cute characters but I just don’t like them on clothing or shoes. With that being said; to answer your question, it all depend on what I am shopping for:)
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
30 Jun 07
LOL, its fun to shop with kids but may be for groceries when it comes to clothes my mother usually buys for my younger brother s and sisters coz mothers knows best, but the cllothes end up not being used coz they dont like it.
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@lilaclady (28238)
• Australia
28 Jun 07
I much prefer to go any sort of shopping by myself, I always find other people dilly daaly and just take too much time, plus I have also found other people encourage me to buy things I don'e really want and being a pretty good spender that is something I don't really need...
@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
30 Jun 07
Thats good, at least when you are alone theres no one to suggest or tempt you to buy anything that you dont need.
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@gotcho0O (1258)
• United States
28 Jun 07
All I want is to be with my boyfriend wherever I go. But if the situation is like I'm single. If I'm going to do some shopping, I would rather go alone. Just like you, I'm very choosy and it takes a long time to decide on what to buy. For a window shopping, I prefer going with someone. And in a grocery store, it doesn't matter if I'm alone or not, unless I have to buy something I can't carry and need someone to help me.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
2 Jul 07
I also find it ok to drag him from one store to another, I know anyways he understands and it does not always happen every day.
@gotcho0O (1258)
• United States
2 Jul 07
Exactly. Thanks.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
3 Jul 07
You are always welcome.
@balasri (26553)
• India
2 Jul 07
I have never done the shopping alone.Always with my wife.Out of habit or out of fear of my wife i do not know.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
2 Jul 07
i know that time will come to me.
@balasri (26553)
• India
3 Jul 07
Don't be jittery.It wont be that bad.You can survive that.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
4 Jul 07
Yes, my friend thank you very much.
@ratburn (939)
• Philippines
28 Jun 07
shopping for me is my alone time. i get to spend time with myself. of course i also love the company of friends when going shopping, but there are times i'd prefer to go alone and just stroll. exploring my surroundings make me feel refreshed once in a while. also like you, i'm very picky and i can't stay in one shop specially if i'm not interested with the clothes. i always like to move around. i don't like to waste the time of my friends so i usually just shop alone.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
2 Jul 07
yes, thats a treat for our selves, sometimes we dont like to shop with other people they might question our taste.
@ratburn (939)
• Philippines
3 Jul 07
yes.. i hate the feeling that you like something and your friends disagree and so you end up not buying it at all.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
5 Jul 07
yes thats the problem, so to be free id rather go alone.
@jazzygdc7 (285)
• United States
4 Jul 07
It depends on the type of shopping. I never like to go shopping for anything with my parents! I do like to go clothing shopping sometimes with a friend because he helps me pick out nice clothes. If i go grocery shopping for my dorm, i like to go myself
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
4 Jul 07
Thats good and its nice to go with them but not that very often.
@bowtieguy (5925)
• United States
3 Jul 07
My sons usally accompany me when I go shopping.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
4 Jul 07
Thtas good, you always have company when you go shopping.
@Savvynlady (3686)
• United States
30 Jun 07
Alone,alone,alone. no doubt. Too much talking and looking for the person if you happen to get lost, but then again, it is good to have someone to remind you of stuff and all.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
2 Jul 07
Yes, yes but it was difficult doing it alone in a different place where i dont know and I was new, i wish I was with someone.
@fredgame (1261)
• China
30 Jun 07
you have a point there and moreover it's good to have a companion in case of any disagreement or help as you said and also your companion can also give some suggestion on somethings to do which might not come to mind. two heads are better than one.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
3 Jul 07
Its good sometimes but i dont want to become dependent of their choices and suggestions thats why i opt to go shopping alone for my things and clothes.
@lucky_witch (2711)
• Philippines
30 Jun 07
I want to go shopping with my partner and my kids, I want to share with them simple moments and pleasure like that. We plan what we are going to buy ahead of the schedule grocery or during the grocery itself. I guess its good to hear from my husband his opinion regarding what im going to buy. I like it that way.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
2 Jul 07
Yes, I know and understand the married life, I know it would not be hard for me to learn that.
28 Jun 07
I like to go shopping with my sisters because we all share the same tastes.Now I usualy go with my friends but they are good too and also mostly better than me because they choose better clothes for me.When I am alone,it is hard for me to decide what to buy because I need someone else's perspective on how a dress looks on me,whether it suits me and my personality or not.I guess I am picky but then I have not really shopped for clothes in the past 6 months.maybe I'll go tomorrow:)
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
2 Jul 07
Well in your case I guess you need some one to help you buy something or else it would take you forever to but something.
@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
28 Jun 07
I like to go shopping by myself all the time. Because if other people come along they always rush me. Then I forget to get things. I dont like to be rushed.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
2 Jul 07
LOL, I have been rushed like that before and the thing was the worst buy.Anyways i have learned my lesson.