Shopping and Forgetting

United States
July 2, 2010 6:58am CST
I was in the store yesterday and I just went in there to get two things and ending up getting way more than just one thing, Does this happen to you? And one of the things I went in there for I forgot and ended up having to go to another store on the way home for the thing I forgot which was aspirin, and while I was in that store I found myself just wondering around from aisle to aisle. Does this also happen to you? I was just looking at things knowing I could not buy them, just looking and I did not realize hoe much time I had spent in the store, Do you think shopping like that helps with some kind of therapy to help us relax?
6 responses
@rosie230 (1675)
2 Jul 10
Yep this is always happening to me. I should write a list really, but since the last time I did this, I ended up forgetting to take it with me, I have not really bothered since. Sometimes I remember something just when I am at the checkout packing my bags, thats ok, if I have my eldest son with me, cos he can run round the store to get what I want, but more often than not I normally remember when I get back home. I actually like shopping in general, especially if I am having a bad day, sometimes it is good to help me relieve my stress. Retail therapy I believe they call it, and I am all for that, when I have some cash lol!
• United States
2 Jul 10
I totally agree I love to go shopping but have you noticed when we have money to go shopping we can't find anything and then we don't have any money there are always things on sale?
@rosie230 (1675)
2 Jul 10
Yeah totally the case with me. In fact it annoys me more the fact that one week I buy something I do like, and then the next... the particular thing is on sale, that really gets me annoyed
• United States
3 Jul 10
Me too I can't stand it!!! Have a good day!!
@halffull (57)
2 Jul 10
yup, yup i dont trust my memory these days thats why i try to build a habit of writing everything i need on a list before setting off for shopping. yes, sometime i could be indecisive and compare products for hours!
• United States
3 Jul 10
L.O.L. I am the same way!!
@Alan70pct (173)
• China
2 Jul 10
It happens to me occationally and Im agree with u that shopping is kind of relaxing.So when we are enjoying shopping or simply wandering along aisles,it's not a job.So...I think forgetting something is acceptable for me.If that thing really matters,a shopping list will do us a lot of favor I think.
• United States
2 Jul 10
I have tried the list thing too and I always end up getting more than what is on the list, I hate when it happens because I regret what I spent at the store when I realize how much I spent.
• United States
15 Jul 10
Window shopping is good therapy for some people. Not for me I can't window shop for nothing. I always go the store and end up buying more than I went for.
@TrvlArrngr (4058)
• United States
8 Jul 10
Yes, it happens to me and then I go home with things I really didn't need. I hate when that happens.
• United States
3 Jul 10
yes i have days like that i just dont wan to come home and i take my time and i spend alittle more than i plan but it sure relax's you i think and there is nothing wrong with doing that