Things that annoy you to buy

dld

Active Member
#46
I hate shopping as a rule, including for clothes and food. But yes, totally agree on appliances and tires, (i was going to add tires for my car).
I would add:

*Buying anything that upgrades technology. (Which is why i still have an iPhone 4!)
*New cars - which is why i still drive my 2008 Honda Accord. (I love my car, plus it has only 45,000 miles on it since i lived only 2 miles from work.)
* Shoes - i have Flintsone feet. I wear a size 6 Wide. They don’t make many shoes in that size so i have to special order.
* jeans. The hardest clothing item to buy for women.
Shirts. I'm 6'3 and 175lbs. It's hard to find slim fit shirts, harder to find tall shirts. I wear a 35 arm length, you'd think shirt makers would figure out that my torso might be a bit longer than someone who is 5'8" with 32" arms.
 

Northern

It's all good.
#48
Yes, I meant shopping for myself! Unless you're a really perceptive shopper and are absolutely sure of her sizes, no good could possibly come from buying a woman lingerie. Trust me.;)
 
#49
Unless you're a really perceptive shopper and are absolutely sure of her sizes, no good could possibly come from buying a woman lingerie. Trust me.;)
I disagree. If said woman is there with you on the shopping excursion, you don't need to be a fashionista or know sizes. After a bit of covert modeling, a lot of good can come from buying her lingerie. Trust me.:)
 

Northern

It's all good.
#50
If she essentially picked it out and approved of it herself, I think that would fall under the being absolutely sure of her size caveat.
Good plan, tho! Also a good way to verify that she wouldn't take it as creepy :confused:
 
#51
Bug repellent. I hate the nasty stuff. Wearing it is almost as bad as getting bug bites. Hell, the stuff will even mess up some flylines. The only good thing about a windy day fishing stillwater is not needing bug juice.
Use this stuff: https://sawyer.com/products/permethrin-insect-repellent-treatment/. Bought it a few years back before a trip to Colorado, Wyoming, Montana. One spray at each sleeve, one on shirt neck, one on each pants ankle - nothing bit me the entire time. And since you're not putting in on your skin it doesn't leave you feeling greasy. Magic stuff.
 

Chromer J

Active Member
#57
Haircuts. And it isn't that I mind the paying as much as I hate the experience. Look, dude, you're a barber, I'm not interested in your life, or telling you about mine. How 'bout them hawks? All they do for me is eff up traffic eight times each year, and bother me when I'm out playing pool.
Get your hair cut at a vietnamese nail salon. It's generally $10 or less. It's a casino experience. You never know what you're gonna get, but you'll be talked about at the office the following week (good or bad) with some assurance. They're everywhere, which should haircut your haircut commute time. They don't talk too much, and when they do it's short and choppy, just like the haircut you'll receive.
 

Jim Wallace

Smells like low tide.
#59
Haircuts. And it isn't that I mind the paying as much as I hate the experience. Look, dude, you're a barber, I'm not interested in your life, or telling you about mine. How 'bout them hawks? All they do for me is eff up traffic eight times each year, and bother me when I'm out playing pool.
I think I know what you mean. I haven't paid for a haircut since the mid-90's. However, I'm a very bad self barber:eek: Hats were invented for more than one reason. At least I don't have to discuss the hawks.....except, I did see a Red Tail grab some furry varmint the other day when I was on the road.
 

Jim Wallace

Smells like low tide.
#60
Get your hair cut at a vietnamese nail salon. It's generally $10 or less. It's a casino experience. You never know what you're gonna get, but you'll be talked about at the office the following week (good or bad) with some assurance. They're everywhere, which should haircut your haircut commute time. They don't talk too much, and when they do it's short and choppy, just like the haircut you'll receive.
My dad patronized his local Korean barber and nail salon...$8 haircut (who cares if its short and choppy when they're in their 90's?), and I forget what they charged to trim his toenails. Anyway, he said that it was the best deal in town!

I was starting to cut my own hair once in the morning before a doctor's appointment, but I ran out of time before I finished, and had to go to my appointment with my hair looking weirdly butchered. I was not imagining that the receptionist and nurse were looking at me kinda funny like...winking and grinning, and stifling giggles, since I was looking kinda funny, myself. I survived the experience, and racked up some weirdness points which may be cashable in the future...or NOT!
 

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