Some people are fond
of shopping. Others consider it to be a waste of time.
Different people have different attitude
to shopping. It is usually considered that all women love shopping, while all
men hate it. In reality there are women who are indifferent to the process of
purchasing things and there are men who find shopping to be the best
Personally, I like shopping. To my mind,
it is a wonderful leisure activity. I often go shopping just to pass the time,
to get pleasure or to plan a later purchase. Besides, sometimes I make purchases
online. It is very fast and convenient. You have access to the information
about the particular product and you can look at it. What is more, you don't
even have to leave your house. It helps you save much time and effort and
encourages you to purchase more products.
However, some people hate shopping and
consider it to be a terrible waste of time and money. It drives them crazy to
look for the things they need and to wait in long lines to buy them. They
prefer to purchase everything they need in the nearest supermarket. Sometimes
they buy clothes in the sales without paying attention to their quality and
price. Such people take the first thing that falls into their hands and don't
try to look for something cheaper and better as they can't stand the process of
exploring shop-windows and counters. But I think that department stores and
supermarkets save plenty of time and make our lives easier.
To conclude, shopping is a part of
people's daily lives. But it's up to you to decide how much time and money to
spend on shopping.
Some people like
supermarkets and shopping centers. However, others say that they have too many
Nowadays there are a lot of shops,
supermarkets and shopping centers in every city. Some of us are fond of
spending our free time there. But the increasing number of supermarkets and
shopping centers worry a lot of people.
Personally, I am fond of supermarkets
and shopping centers. A supermarket usually offers you a wide choice of goods
and you can buy food, clothes, toys, books, disks and electrical goods under a
single roof. Nowadays everything is done in order to make shopping more
convenient. Many shops work 24 hours. So food and drinks are available at
night. Some supermarkets offer extra services such as cafes, pharmacies, banks
or children centers.
However, many people prefer small shops
to big ones. There are usually crowds and long lines in supermarkets. So there
is always noise and hustle there. Perhaps, there are too many supermarkets and
shopping centers nowadays. They make us buy more and more goods. Quite a lot of
people can't resist the temptation to buy things that they don't need when they
see bright wraps and reduced prices. Shops attract the buyer with advertising,
discounts and lottery. A lot of supermarkets use the so-called psychological
prices: a little less than a round number, for example $ 9.99. Some people are
addicted to shopping. They get great pleasure from buying things and they often
make useless and unplanned purchases.
To sum up, I think that supermarkets and
shopping centers are very useful. But when you go there, you should try to be
economical and buy only the things you need. Otherwise, you risk spending too
Some people enjoy
buying different things, while others say that our lives would be better if we
bought fewer goods.
To buy or not to buy? That is the
question. Modern society is often called consumer society, because buying goods
and services is considered to be very important. What people need depends on
their age, character, way of life and other factors. But do we really need as
much as we buy?
Personally, I am fond of shopping. I
often buy things which I don't really need, but which make my life a little
happier such as an MP3 player, designer jeans, beautiful postcards or a bar of
chocolate. There is always a wide choice of different goods in every shop and
supermarket and when I see beautifully shaped bottles and bright wraps, I can't
resist the temptation to buy things.
However, some people say that if we
bought only what we needed, there would be enough for everybody. If we buy
fewer goods, we will become "conservers" because it will help save
natural resources. Some products have too much packaging, creating more rubbish
and causing pollution. Besides, if we don't buy so many things, we won't have
to work so much. We will reduce our working day and we will have more spare
time. It will give us an opportunity to go in for sports, to travel and what
To conclude, when we go shopping, we
should think about what we really need to buy. It is also useful not to take
much money with you and to make a list of goods you need, so that you will not
be influenced by advertisements, discounts or promotions. Our lives may become
happier and healthier if we buy less.
Some people think
that excessive shopping is a hobby and the way to spend your free time. Others
say that shopaholism is a disease with its specific symptoms.
Many people, especially women, consider
shopping to be a leisure activity. They go shopping to pass the time and to get
pleasure. However, love for shopping is all right until it turns into
To my mind, shopaholism is becoming a
global problem, with the growth of advertizing and online trading. It can be
compared with smoking, alcoholism or drug abuse. People who are addicted to
shopping say that the act of buying gives them a high like a drug. Shopaholics
often feel satisfaction when they are in the process of purchasing. Shopping
gives them a sort of euphoria and excitement. It helps them forget about their
sorrow. But there is usually a feeling of disappointment afterwards, followed
by guilt. Shopaholics feel either regretful or depressed when they get home.
Some people become so ashamed of their problem that they may commit suicide.
Furthermore, shopaholism leads to emotional, social and financial problems. The
consequences also include ruined relationships, health problems, extreme
levels of debt or even theft.
Nevertheless, some people do not realize
how destructive the nature of shopaholism is. They don't take any measures when
their friends or relatives spend much time and money on buying useless things.
But they must understand that shopaholism is not just love for shopping. I
think that people who are addicted to shopping must receive treatment for
To conclude, shopaholism is a serious
disorder which can lead to numerous problems.That's why it is essential to
notice early signs of this addiction. If you catch the trouble early, the problem
may be easy to fix.