Yesterday, I had an interesting encounter with someone (who shall be nameless ;) Now I will say at the outset that this person intimidates me a little ... and that is saying a lot because I am NOT easily intimidated. I don't know what it is about her... I think she throws me off because she is just kind of ... weird. She also happens to be very smart and talented and she has a wonderful heart...but all that said, she's a strange one. No one who knows her knows quite how to deal with her. Case in point, she has a name that can actually be pronounced a couple of different ways but if you happen to say it the 'wrong' way... she WILL stare you down.
Anyway, so yesterday I ran into her and she happened to like the dress I was wearing. She asked me about it and I told her it was from the Gap a few years ago but I liked the dress so much, I got a couple of them. She proceeded to tell me how her clothes were all pretty old at this point and part of the reason for that is that she hates shopping. OK, fine...I know not everyone loves it as much as me, or Ms. M or Laura or lots of my other friends. And to be honest, sometimes I don't really like it myself. But it was the way she said it. In her words (and you really had to hear her condescending tone) she said, "I'm just not one of those people that likes to go shopping...you know, the 'let's go shopping'!!! type". First of all, I am tired of shopping being an activity associated only with bubble-heads and girls on 'The Hills' . This is an entire billion dollar industry built on and being run by very intelligent accomplished women. And those very same women understand that style is a form of art. People who don't like shopping at all, are in my opinion, totally lazy. Because, like it or not, how you present yourself to the world matters, and to do it properly, you have to get out there and see what's available....try new things...take an interest.
So if you don't like shopping...I mean really don't like it...well that's ok. Like I said, not everyone does. But if you are going to put down people who do...first, know what you are talking about and stop generalizing, and second, know that I am on to you. I know you are intimidated by the prospect because you don't know what you are doing when you get out there...and you are too lame to even try.