Do you relate yourself to Rebecca Bloom wood from ‘Confessions of a Shopaholic’?? Well, no to shopping…. said no girl ever. But if you’re someone whose life revolves around the trial room……. you’d surely link with these points better than anyone else.
You love shopping way more than your boyfriend!
And you can even turn him down to attend those crazy unlimited sales. Let’s face it….. your boyfriend’s face doesn’t dazzle as much as those sparkling shoes do….. those stores have no commitment issues, and they don’t expect you to get stuck with them even if they don’t treat you right…… and if your guy doesn’t fit you, you can’t exchange him within a week and get a brand new one in return!
You’re *literally* in a relationship with your credit card!
And those bills you get every month…….. they’re the scariest things to exist on Earth! The greater the digits in the amount you spent…….the stronger your decision never to shop again. You can’t even remember how many damn times you tried to cut down your cards or hide them far away from your sight……. but nothing in this world seems to be enough to stop you from stepping into those stores again.
Your wardrobe is full…… still there’s nothing to wear!
Doesn’t matter how many dresses are already in there….. you’ll still have cravings to buy something new. All you can do in such a situation is look for lame excuses to shop till you drop. All those dresses that you’ve probably donned just once or twice seem to be too old to wear again… still too good to be thrown out.
In your mind… you’re just doing charity for the shopkeepers!
After all, who’d help them earn a living if you don’t! At least this is what you say to defend yourself when your mom and friends roll their eyes and ask you to get some help. It’s not that you don’t understand your problem yourself. Your brain screams ‘no’…. your wallet screams ‘no’…. the whole universe screams ‘no’…… but your heart smiles and ………’SOLD’!
You keep an eye on the latest trends and fashion magazines!
Just to know which store has come up with what new…. so that you can grab it before anyone else does. That’s the reason behind you technically wearing all the money you’ve ever had. You’re the most *valued* customer of not just your nearby stores but also those online shopping websites. Your email id is overloaded with mails regarding shipping and delivery of your never-ending range of products.
You are sad when you reach home
Because realisation does happen….. sooner or later. Even though those new outfits make you feel like a Queen….. but no girl likes seeing all her money hanging in the closet. The happiness you earn by reckless shopping sessions are just like bubbles……. bursting before you blink. And that makes you go for another round of shopping just to feel that happiness again! *The cycle never ceases*
Sumedha is a young, ambitious girl of 19 who has a flair for writing and believes that one needs to be a genius to contribute to literature. She is inspired by Shakespeare and loves to pen down what girls of her age adore reading.