The Ultimate Lazy Shopper

I’ve just recently added online shopping to my list of hobbies, all of which requires minimal effort to do and I am able to accomplish while staying indoors. I can guess why online shopping has become a fad lately, pages and pages of every conceivable product is just a click of a mouse away! This is the wonder of technology and it is by far the greatest invention of mankind which I’m grateful for every single day! From clothes to wacky gifts- my particular favourite being bacon soap, it will guarantee to keep you at your seat for hours on end just scrolling through shopping site after shopping site.

I am part of the minority group who absolutely abhor queuing even though it is considered a national past time back in Singapore. So for all impatient people like me, online shopping would be a sure way to buy what I want within minutes, however waiting for them to arrive is another story altogether. Also, online shopping was created for lazy sloths like you and me, what is the excitement of trudging up and down Norththumberland Street searching for an outfit, only to find that your size has been sold out. Another reason why online shopping is in the rage is probably the variety of items offered, whether it is colour or design. Mobile phone covers is the classic example, from the type of materials to the colour or cartoon designs, you will probably end up buying an entire wardrobe for your mobile phone. That is not all, as a buyer, you can hop from one shopping site to another whenever you fancy, Taobao, G-Market, Qoo10, Amazon, ASOS and more. Take your pick!

“online shopping was created for lazy sloths like you and me, what is the excitement of trudging up and down Norththumberland Street searching for an outfit, only to find that your size has been sold out”

Don’t get me wrong, I am not against shopping in stores. I just like enjoying the best of both worlds: Lounging in the comforts of my home and able to buy clothes at the same time. Is that too much to ask? But a spot of retail therapy has been proven to do wonders to one’s mood, the feeling of touching items that we love before swiping our cards or handing over that 50-pound note to make an official claim over the item results in a euphoric state that will leave you on high for a few hours, if not a few days.

Equally, online shopping can be dangerous; the amount of times I’ve accidently ‘slipped’ on the mouse and added another item to my virtual basket isn’t worth mentioning.Also, online shopping was created for lazy sloths like you and me, what is the excitement of trudging up and down Norththumberland Street searching for an outfit, only to find that your size has been sold out. Because all transactions are done via card online, it’s easy to convince oneself that the money isn’t ‘real’ and you’ve made an absolute killing: until that inevitable bank statement a few months down the line, when you’ll curse yourself and wonder how you spent over-budget on those cute boots (which lasted a week before the sole wore down). At least with shopping in store, the purchase actually feels more palpable and the sense of shame when you leave Primark clutching the biggest bag they’ve got, is hopefully an incentive not to then go and check out the River Island sales.   

“Because all transactions are done via card online, it’s easy to convince oneself that the money isn’t ‘real’ and you’ve made an absolute killing: until that inevitable bank statement a few months down the line”

To actually go out and shop can sometimes be an adventure, who knows when you might stumble across one of those kinds of shops where you can actually score great bargains and emerge 3 hours later with more than you anticipated.

However, my heart still lies with the ease of online shopping. Whether I’m in bed or just lying around on the sofa, my potential happiness- be it a cheeky Dominos or that dress I’ve been eying up for a while- is just a mouse click away.

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