K thought a bit and said, "Hmm, I need shoes, maybe I will go."
I conversationally added, "Actually I was thinking of going today to check the sale out. But I don't have the mood to buy shoes right now - so maybe I will go tomorrow."
K looked flabbergasted and asked, "Mood to buy shoes? What do you mean you don't have the mood to buy shoes today?"
I stared back at K, wondering which part of "I don't have the mood to buy shoes" was difficult to comprehend.
K continued, "You just need to know the size and the color you want and you are all set to buy!"
Hahahaha - that's where perception of shoe-shopping differs between males and females. My usual definition of shoe-shopping is this:
- Go to the shoe-store with plenty of time to spare.
- Walk up and down the aisles checking out the shoes on display.
- Try on any shoe which catches my fancy, irrespective of price or utility or color.
- Try on even weird looking shoes just to see just how weird they can look.
- In between all these steps, *if* I like a pair and it is priced right, add it to my shopping bag for future billing.
- Repeat the above process till I run out of aisles or I get bored, whichever comes first.
I think (or at least hope) I am not alone. My female friend C was the one who called me on Friday evening, sounding like Christmas had arrived early. "Arch, you wont believe this - DSW has designer shoes at upto 80% off. Yippee!" She continued talking with some more breathlessly excited statements. And finally said, "Check them out. I would like to talk to you longer but I need to continue shopping.Tata!"
Today I went to DSW. C had not been kidding. The sale was really, really, really good. All the women folk inside the store looked like they had attained nirvana and were inside heaven. The men folk looked like they would rather have been at any other place on earth at that point than at the shoe store.
Oh well :-D!