Some people are fond of shopping. For them, it’s a wonderful way to spend their free time, a kind of relaxation and a means of entertainment. Not for me. To tell the truth, I’m not among those who enjoy wondering from one shop to another without a definite purpose. Queuing and carrying  heavy bags with food home makes me tired too.

Nevertheless, people can’t live without food and clothes. Neither can I. That’s why I have to choose where to go and what to buy at a reasonable price.

As you know, I live in the suburb of Gomel. The social sphere of the place where I live is rather well developed. And, what’s more, I live just opposite a big shopping center. I do my everyday shopping there. It doesn’t take me a lot of time to cross the yard and buy, for example, a loaf of bread or half a kilo of sausage. Everyone in the shop is polite and attentive. Unfortunately, sometimes I witness the shop assistants being really rude to customers, especially when the customers are elderly people. It makes me sad. I hope things will change for the better.

Of course, if I want to buy something special I have to go to Gomel. But as I have already said, it isn’t fun for me at all. I don’t like crowds of people around me, I dislike the smoke and noise of a city. Gomel is a beautiful place, green and clean, but shopping is not the pastime to enjoy there. (For me, of course. I’m speaking about myself now.) You’d better go to the park and walk there, or sit on a bench and eat an ice-cream or watch a couple of beautiful swans swimming close to the bank of the Sozh and feed them.

To sum up, I’d like to add that nowadays, when we have to spend a fortune on the things we really need in our everyday life my dislike for shopping is constantly growing. Even the discounts some shops are offering don’t appeal to me. Today I bought a packet of tea at a lower price, Indian tea, and my children said it was tasteless. It seems I will forget the taste of real tea soon . But let’s hope for the best.

It’s time to say «See you » as far as I have to go shopping now. Though shopping, as you can see, is not my cup of tea.

This is how I see my place when I return home from Gomel
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