As I have already intimated in previous blog entries; I am not the most enthusiastic shopper on the planet even at the best of times.
Don’t get me wrong now; I fully understand and respect those couples who have maybe not long been together, who are perhaps still very early into their relationship.
From memory I seem to recall that I tended to be a lot more understanding when it came to going out to the shops with my better half.
I remember I tried to share in her enthusiasm and I worked hard to demonstrate my interest in her selecting new clothes or gifts or accessories etc.
However; despite my many years of trying my best I never truly mastered the skills required and now as it was then; I inevitably arrive at a point when my patience and normally very tolerant attitude wears thin.
Luckily for me neither my wife or indeed my daughter ever ask me to go shopping these days.
I think I can understand why!
With those memories in mind I really felt that the facial expression on the young guys face in todays photograph summed up exactly how I am sure many others have felt in similar situations?
Whilst I was waiting with my wife for our taxi to arrive in the foyer of this store I overheard these two young people talking.
It was clear they had recently arrived back at the original store where their shopping expedition had started and were negotiating whether or not a particular pair of heels were nice or not?
Standing alongside them I clearly heard the guy issue a deep sigh; then closing his eyes considerately said “Babe; if you really like them just go and get them… please?”
She waited a minute or two crossed her arms then responded with “But do you think they suited me?”
“I did; I really liked them babe honest, now can we go and get them please”
This was preceeded with a long period of complete silence after which the young woman turned and said “Do you know what…let’s just leave it shall we?”
At this point I gathered up our purchases and slipped quietly away leaving them both standing there and not saying a single word to one another.
It’s can prove very stressful you know; this shopping malarkey?