Shopping Quote: For some women shopping is the only type of sport.

John Galsworthy Shopping Quote
Written by Irina Vasilescu

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  • Yes, many women love to shop. But really, what’s not to like, especially if you have some money in the budget for a little shopping trip. They don’t call it “retail therapy” for nothing. Therapy implies that there is some benefit happening somewhere. I totally agree. Shopping for something you want can put you in a good mood.

  • I read that and I feel like that is really sad. Shopping can be a lot of fun, and there is nothing wrong with enjoying it, but if it is like a sport to you, the chances of you going way overboard, buying things you don’t need and can’t afford, running up credit card debt, are all much higher. I would like to encourage these women to find an actual sport they can get involved in to satisfy that need without spending money.

  • I love shopping — but I do more window shopping than anything else because I have to be frugal with my money. I mean if you have the finances to shop like it’s your favorite sport — power to ya. Not this chick though, I have a family to run. I do coupon like it’s a sport though.

  • Yeah, right! I know more male shopaholics than I do female! They just spend it on different things. For example, instead of clothes or makeup, it’s a new muffler or a 60-lb bag of the marshmallows from Lucky Charms cereal. It really depends on the person.

    My SO spends $100 a month on Monster drinks. His brother spends three times that on… well, products you buy for cash. (; I might buy an energy shot if I’m working an overnight shift, and I am in fact known for buying avocados when they’re on sale, but I don’t think my purchases are too detrimental to our personal economy.

  • Yes, my wife got into the ‘sport’ a couple of years ago but she mostly learned to control it. When the economy took a serious hit in ’08, both my wife’s and my jobs were affected. To her credit, she gave up shopping just like that to concentrate on the family, and I admire and thank her for that.

  • That’s so true and it can be very destructive. I think it should be controllable because it can go really badly and wrong and become just like a hobby or an addiction. I really believe it should be monitored if you are a woman that has this as a “sport”.

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