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Old 06-15-2009, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Some place very cold
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I've always wanted to have a walk-in closet...

Oh, I would love a walk-in closet. I would organize everything and put all my clothes on wooden hangers! What a dream.
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Old 06-15-2009, 10:32 PM
 
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I like shopping with my mother to a point. Clothes-shopping is fine, but what really drives me nuts is what happens when she steps foot in a TJ Maxx or Homegoods. I may never see the light of day again. By the end of each day, I'm whimpering in exhaustion, dehydrated and hungry, and Mom is ready to tackle Garden Ridge the next day.

She CRAWLS down each aisle...especially where the knick-knack stuff for your home is. She moves stuff, digs through the shelves, stands back and ponders, chats with the other customers about their selections, debates the merits of her own choices, puts it in the cart for safekeeping while she makes up her mind, takes time to unpack and reload the cart to make better use of its space. Meanwhile, I'm going up and down the aisles briskly...just a superficial run-through to see what catches my eye. Thirty minutes later I've seen it all and am satisfied and I go off in search of Mom...who is still on Aisle One or maybe has just rounded the corner to Aisle Two. *groan*

And the worst part is that she doesn't NEED any of that crap! Her house is done. Finished. It's gee-gawed out. She doesn't need another candlestick or iron wall ornament or cutesy drinking dish for the cat. Stop! Walk away! Just put down the Le Crueset and walk away. Yes, the bowl is lovely and would make a beautiful centerpiece, but you don't need to spend that $19.95. Yes, I realize that the regular price is $39.95 and that $19.95 is a great deal, but Mom...you don't need it. Say it with me now: "Just Say No."
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:03 AM
 
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I got my love of shopping from my mom. She was so stylish, so we were shopping buddies. Every weekend we'd hit the stores. I still love clothes, but it's just not the same now that she's gone.
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Old 06-16-2009, 06:37 AM
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Location: MA/NH
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I think my ideal situation would be to have my mother be my size, with my taste and a shopaholic. Then I would visit her periodically to "borrow" from her bursting walk-in closet. That way, my bank account and credit cards would be safe from harm.
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Old 06-16-2009, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Some place very cold
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My mother led me astray in that I bought a few things that I can't return. I really don't need them, so I feel it is money wasted. I vow never again to buy things somewhere that does not except returns. However, my mother was pushing me that day and it all happened very quickly.
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:23 AM
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My mother led me astray in that I bought a few things that I can't return. I really don't need them, so I feel it is money wasted. I vow never again to buy things somewhere that does not except returns. However, my mother was pushing me that day and it all happened very quickly.
So going shopping with her was just a recreational past time. Just return the items, and no permanent harm's been done. I recently heard on an NPR show that one of the causes of America's economic crisis is our love for going to shopping malls as a form of entertainment. We've gotten into the habit for spending too easily and for kicks, instead of saving that money and/or using it more wisely.

I suppose that it's also nice to be able to show your mom that you have spending power? Sort of a sign of being successful?
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh's 'EAST SIDE'
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I haven't been shopping with my mother in YEARS.

I'll tell you what I do hate, though. Shopping with my 16 year old daughter. We have different tastes. She's all into EMO and RETRO stuff and I'm more into trendy stuff. So, it irks me. Not looking forward to shopping for a prom dress next year....
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Old 06-16-2009, 09:58 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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No I no longer shop with my mother because she is rail thin and criticises everything I try on . I am 5 11 and I weigh 132 and she says if I were not so fat I could buy nice clothes . I really am glad I am unemployed at this point .
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Old 06-16-2009, 03:19 PM
 
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I suppose that it's also nice to be able to show your mom that you have spending power? Sort of a sign of being successful?
No, that's not it. It's something we have in common. We love going shopping together and finding clothes. Her health is not good and she lives far away, so I am enjoying every minute of it while I can. I wish I had more money, because I would certainly love to spoil her!

Anyhow, I had my little spree, but I will recover!
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Old 06-16-2009, 03:21 PM
 
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I haven't been shopping with my mother in YEARS.

I'll tell you what I do hate, though. Shopping with my 16 year old daughter. We have different tastes. She's all into EMO and RETRO stuff and I'm more into trendy stuff. So, it irks me. Not looking forward to shopping for a prom dress next year....
That will change, trust me.
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