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Does the Assumption That Women Love to Shop Bother You?

Does the Assumption That Women Will Jump at Any Chance to Shop Bother You?

At the start of the recent Memorial Day Weekend, I ventured to San Diego where I stayed in a hotel equipped with several shops. Our check-in chit-chat involved an overview of the grounds, map and all, and the representative helping us paused when she came to the retail cluster on the map. She said, "And here are all of the shops. Mostly women's, but that's a good thing, right?" And then she winked at me.

I'm not saying that I don't enjoy a shopping trip once in a while, but my fiancé enjoys shopping for himself just as much as I do. Does the assumption that women will always jump at any chance to shop bother you?

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SDTransplant SDTransplant 8 years
I love to shop (not just for clothes/bags/shoes), but I do have a few female friends that detest shopping. I find them odd :), but to each her own. Besides, shopping is not my only (and shouldn't be) interest.
gigill gigill 8 years
If someone's really serious and says to me "all you like to do is shop" then hell yeah, I'd get pissed! I do enjoy it, but I'm not some ditz with only one interest! Grrrr. Otherwise I don't really care as long as it's acknowledged that I have other interests.
jJuliet jJuliet 8 years
It doesn't offend me, but I don't go shopping very often. The last time I went shopping was over 6 months ago for a pair of shoes when my previous shoes broke, and I only spent about 10 minutes in the store. The time went shopping before then was to get some clothes for a new job, and that was over a year ago. It's not that I dislike shopping, but I feel that I already have enough stuff.
lovealways lovealways 8 years
I enjoy shopping but it's not necessarily at the top of my list of things to do. So sometimes the assumption is annoying, but it's fairly accurate so it's okay.
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
It doesn't really bother me but I could understand why people would. I love this scene too, it was so funny.
javsmav javsmav 8 years
only if it's said as an insult--as in woman are only interested in shopping & they are silly or superficial for their interest in fashion. I don't think I'd care if a hotel clerk was telling me what's in the area, but I'd be annoyed if some guy mocked women for an interest in shopping. Guys have their stereotypical "flaws" (or guilty pleasures) whether it's watching sports, playing video games, cars, or expensive electronics.
tiff58 tiff58 8 years
It actually really annoys me sometimes. I'm not a huge shopper, and actually have MUCH more trouble parting with my money than my fiance does, yet he likes to make jokes to people (other men) about me going shopping.
sexylibrarian sexylibrarian 8 years
It does not bother me on bit. Part of the fun of going to another city is to go to stores we don't have at home. I love to shop and if someone assumes that's all I do well then they are very judgemental!!
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 8 years
I really don't like to shop at all. I dislike almost all statements that assume a quality about a person based on race/gender etc. Obviously this isn't a big deal and I wouldn't be deeply offended. But it would annoy me.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
whenever we go on vacation as a family, the girls tend to shop...but it makes me insane that all my dad's friends assume it's ALL we do! we're well rounded - we work out, we like fun adventures, we have good jobs, we are educated, we care about other people...we just happen to also like clothes! it makes me insane!
mdjaeda mdjaeda 8 years
It doesn't really bother my in that context. But I don't go on vacation to shop.
Renees3 Renees3 8 years
I could care less what people assume. That just seems like a small thing to worry about
dcfashionista dcfashionista 8 years
I LOVE to shop but I di like sightseeing also while on vacay.
mondaymoos mondaymoos 8 years
True for me, so it doesn't bother me in the slightest.
kaytwo44 kaytwo44 8 years
It's funny...there are certain things that REALLY offend me when it comes to making assumptions about me as a woman. This one, though, not so much! :)
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 8 years
No, because it's true! :D
MindayH MindayH 8 years
If I could afford it, I would shop lots more, so it doesn't bother me.
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 8 years
only when it's not equally assumed that men jump at the chance to shop. all my male friends need is an excuse to stand in line for the next big gadget. and they drop $600 for a gaming system the way women supposedly drop it for shoes and designer labels. whatever. people in general like to shop. just for different things.
bellaressa bellaressa 8 years
I wish this could be true about me and that I could afford to really shop the way I wanted.
MartiniLush MartiniLush 8 years
In my case, this assumption is actually, TRUE, so no, it doesn't bother me at all! LOL! :-)
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i do get a little peturbed by it to be honest. in my house - it's my boy that shops more than i do (granted he's a big online shopped). i guess people do assume that all women do is shop but that's not always the case and they shouldn't assume that!
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Nah... But sometimes I tease my boyfriend that he must think I'm all about shoes and handbags.
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 8 years
No, it doesn't bother me. So what if people assume I enjoy shopping? Everyone that knows me knows I LOVE shopping! :D
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