Shopping baskets full to the brim,
Even though we can’t see a thing,
But clicking on those buttons,
The bright blue THANK YOU FOR YOUR ORDER
And the anxious wait for the knock at the door.
It’s thrilling in a way you can’t achieve
In a high street shop, traipsing miles
And jostling kids and angry mums
When just a gentle click can do the same
With Modern Family in the background
Calls me back to the here and now.
I’m normally so economical with my money, but recently I’ve found myself getting sucked into internet shopping. It starts with just a Kindle book for £1 and then the next thing you know you also have a pair of trainers and a new kettle winging its way to you.
I was remembering a time when we all used to order our clothes from Kays catalogues. We would fill in the form with what items we wanted and post it to their HQ. Then two weeks later your clothes arrived. Now you get angry if you don’t get your stuff delivered by the next day.
Oh what a world we now live in.