Shopping Isn’t Fun Anymore

Shopping Isn’t Fun Anymore
There was a time when shopping for clothes was one of my favorite things to do. I could spend an entire day browsing in store after store. No purchase was necessary. I enjoyed exploring the latest styles and colors, occasionally trying on a new fad to see how it looked on me. Over the years, I turned to shopping online instead. It was sad to give up an activity I enjoyed, but my energy supply had become limited to doing the necessities, such as buying food or walking the dog. Clothes shopping at any price became a luxury I could no longer afford. I chose a catalog retailer whose pieces fit me and remained in style year after year. I’ve mostly worn this retailer's clothes for nearly a decade — buying replacement pieces when my current ones became stained or damaged. Who knows how long I would have continued to dress the same if age hadn’t interfered. Although I haven’t gained weight (well, maybe a little), my shape has changed. Thanks to gravity, my body parts are migrating south. At first, I blamed the manufacturer. Such a shame that their clothing is skimpier than it used to be. I switched to another brand. Then another. I finally had to admit that the problem was not with their waistbands — it was with my waist! My solution to leave my top button undone and cover my midsection with a loose shirt didn’t last long. In addition to being sensitive to smells, sounds, chemicals, and temperatures, I’m also aggravated by tightfitting clothes. Anything elastic is so annoying as to become painful by the end of the day — not only in the waist but
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