I hate shopping, but there comes a time in a man’s life when you have to grit your teeth, gird your loins, bite the bullet, and generally resign yourself to your fate. Either that or start going out without underwear. In bare feet. With the bottoms of your trousers all frayed.
So what should I do? Go now, while Taipei is in the grip of a feeding frenzy? Is it cheaper during the holiday period?
Or should I wait a week or two? Does it get cheaper after everyone has blown their hongbaos?
Is there anywhere I specifically should go or avoid in order to have the most painless experience possible? Shopping is a very stressful activity for me, and having to traipse from store to store is not an attractive proposition. Night markets give me the screaming heebie jeebies, and I believe they’re full of low-quality crap. I’d rather buy decent stuff that’s going to last than have to go shopping again in anything less than two years.
I need a complete new everything, and am also handicapped (retarded?) by having absolutely no style or taste. Clothes don’t really matter to me, especially if I could be spending the money on a nice drill or something else useful, but tend to make an impression on others so it’s important to get it right.
Man needs reassurance and encouragement. Maybe I should just send someone else?