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    Footballus vita est iamlucky13's Avatar
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    Online shopping shouldn't be as exciting as it is.

    You'd think it would be more exciting to buy stuff in stores, or at least to browse, but really, that's seldom true.

    It's the anticipation. You put it in the cart. You select your shipping method. You pay for it.

    ...
    Then you wait.
    ...
    And a package arrives
    ...

    It's ridiculous. I should not be excited to get a replacement lens cap in the mail. I mean, what the heck? It's a $6 piece of plastic! Yet I see that little bubblewrap-lined envelop in the mailbox and I get so I can't sit still. All else is for a moment secondary to getting a glimpse of that black disk with the spring-loaded tabs that I spent 3-5 business days waiting for.

    Then I've seen it and the magic fades. Consumerism has lofted my soul with anticipation, and then left me exactly as I was before, although with slightly better protected lenses.
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    2-Cyl, 1/2 HP @ 90 RPM slvoid's Avatar
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    This is exactly why I don't do drugs...

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    Quote Originally Posted by slvoid View Post
    This is exactly why I don't do drugs...
    Because they make you buy stuff? That's not a good reason. Reconsider your decision.

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    Footballus vita est iamlucky13's Avatar
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    I don't exactly think svloid is telling the truth. I think the reason he doesn't do drugs is because of the talking Huffy mountain bikes that visit him and sing show tunes when he does.
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    Shopping online simply means (to me) that I don't have to deal with crowds of people in a store. I don't like crowds; by eliminating that element, shopping is a tolerable task now. For a while, I even bought my groceries online.
    It's rare that I'll go to a store to buy something any more. It has nothing to do with anticipation or excitement of online shopping. It's all about me being antisocial.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iamlucky13 View Post
    I don't exactly think svloid is telling the truth. I think the reason he doesn't do drugs is because of the talking Huffy mountain bikes that visit him and sing show tunes when he does.
    I also think svloid isn't being truthful. I think he knows his way around the pharmacy...

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