I'm not a shopper. I'm a purchaser. I'll buy the first thing that meets the minimum requirements and get the hell outta dodge, so I can spend time on my patio, or riding my bike, or killing weeds. Anything but shopping.
But recently, it came to my attention that it might be necessary to shop for a new pair of shoes. Thing is, I'm not sure I want new shoes. I like my old ones just fine.
They fit well, are super comfortable, and meet most of my needs - as far as shoes go. They cover my feet, don't give me blisters, and look great with a variety of outfits!
But what if there is a shoe out there that's better, and I refuse to try it on? That would be a shame.
So I went shoe shopping. My sister insisted.
Sister: You don't have to buy anything! Just try it on!
Me: But I don't want to waste anyone's time. Mine or the Salesman's.
Sister: That's what they're there for! Let them decide if you're wasting their time.
Me: But I like my shoes..
Sister: I know. But it never hurts to keep your options open. Maybe you'll find something you like.
Sister: If they hurt, don't buy them! If they pinch your toes, don't buy them! If they aren't the right color, don't buy them! But you have to at least go shopping.
Me: Yeah, ok. Remind me of that later.
So I went shoe shopping. I even tried some shoes on. But I didn't buy anything. I'm not sure I'm ready. Shoes are a big commitment. I don't know if I want them, or if I'll like them more than the shoes I have now. It would be really hard to beat the shoes I'm wearing.
So, I'm just waiting... for what, I'm not sure. But at least I went shopping.