Ben and I have two different theories about shopping. I go through the store trying to attract as little attention as possible from employees and touching hardly anything. My personality isn't normally very meek; but when I'm out shopping it is. I'm slow to ask questions, slow to object to problems...overall I'm not too adventurous when it comes to your average department store.
Ben, on the other hand, is the kind of guy is who curious about everything, asks questions as often as possible, pushes every button, and usually gets himself noticed by the staff.
Take shopping for a new mattress, for example. Ben laid on every single mattress in the store, both the plush and the firm side. It started to get kind of humorous because he diligently tried out every single one after I was done at four or five. He'd made up his mind, but he kept checking to make sure it was the right decision. Plus, I think he really does like to try everything out. He also turned on the drier we were looking at in the appliance section, got a demonstration of a Sleep Number bed done for him, and got the sales clerk to explain how the open-circle Dyson fans work. Shopping with him is definitely a different experience for me.
We did find a mattress, though. And happily, we apparently share preferences when it comes to how firm it is. That was kind of neat to find out. We also found a really good sale, which we also share enjoyment in. And last but not least, we found a bed to go with the mattress. Since the new house comes with the appliances, a few pieces of furniture are the only "big" items we need (and Craiglist, here we come when it's time for a couch!). A friend will be giving us a kitchen table, though we're not sure about chairs, and Ben already has a desk.
The people in our new house are busy moving today, so we are about to start getting everything ready. It's going to be a busy week.
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