I was a little apprehensive,i had never done this before…i had seen lot of people doing it before,and i always wondered how and why they did it???
Well,don’t put your dirty minds to work…im talking about shopping alone!!! Yes,untill recently,i had never gone all by myself to get anything…well except groceries or medicines! ‘Shopping’ alone…i was completely alien to the concept.I had to get books the other day…and i had waited for quite a few days because i didn’t have company,but that day i was so bored,and annoyed and just nothing else to do…i decided to go alone.And i was glad i didn’t stay back home that day.It is not bad as it looks…going alone somewhere,and definitely for buying books.Firstly,i was really glad that bookstore was stocked with books by Indian authors,i have a thing for them and always end up buying Indian books rather than classics!
i like to take my own sweet time…well,for everything, but esp for picking up books.And this time around,there was no one to push me!i peacefully went through all sections,and read synopsis of more than a few books.Neither once did i feel like taking someone else’s opinion as to how would he/she find the book.It was oddly peaceful…the whole thing! i also thought that online shopping was taking away this…the satisfaction of smelling the book,feeling it in your hands before actually buying it…i had missed this for such a long time!
i had a good time all by myself,and me being completely a ‘friends and family’ person….i thought i needed this.i loved the silence and placidity of the bookstore and i also ended up buying better books(yes,by Indian authors) than last couple of times.I have shed my inhibition about doing things alone…i have rather started to luxuriate in it.i also happened to travel alone this week and yet again,i realised the joy behind it.I soaked in all the coldplay and Pink Floyd and Nirvana….looking throught the window,seeing the countryside zooming by…peaceful!
I think everyone should try it…for the sake of true contenment.Next time around,when you really want to do something and you don’t have company…realise that it’s a great opportunity!!!Go ahead,do it alone..And you’ll find better things…
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