Some people love shopping trips. They thrill to the sale, the newspaper inserts, the call of the malls. I’m the opposite. I dislike crowds, parking lots, poorly-trained or intrusive salespeople, cluttered store aisles, and sales hype.
I’ll drive to the store if I need something today: groceries, pool supplies, or something I want to see first-hand before I buy. I worked in retail sales for eleven years, so I appreciate it when I find good service, selections and price at a store (increasingly rare).