Stats and static
according to the june smart money, tupperware brands "has amassed an army of 2.1 million 'consultants' who launch a party, on average, every 2.5 seconds." wow.
we're approaching the 6th month. nearly at the half-year mark. so far i've bought 5 pieces of clothing (or, on average, 1 item per month). a year or 2 ago, that amount would have been triple maybe.
people do change. the other day, not only did i, an arachnophobe, let a sizable spider live after we crossed paths in the kitchen, i also named it and narrated it's journey as it made it's way to my bathroom.
on the other hand, so far this year i've probably spent just as much money (albeit on fewer itmes) as i have in the past.
so people don't always change that much.
and when the spider decided to suddenly bypass the bathroom, what i thought was a tolerable destination, in favor of exploring around the bedroom and ultimately came over to my side of the bed, i had to squeeze my eyes shut and implore my taller half not to tell me where it went next, so that i could just pretend it didn't exist, and wouldn't be creeped out by its proximity (when i opened my eyes, it was mercifully gone).*
how many items have you bought so far (just counting clothing, not shoes or accessories)?
willing to venture a prediction on how many more purchases you will make in the second half?
also in the magazine was an interview with shopping mall mogul david simon. in this piece i learned that, in the US, there are roughly 20 square feet of retail space, per capita. that's considered a lot, by the way. in "other markets" (vague, but that's all he said), it's 2-3 square feet per capita.
(if you're in the US, and putting aside the weak dollar - we're strictly talking about options, variety, quality, etc.), for all that space, would you say that shopping in your area is 10 times better than shopping... "in other markets?" europe? asia?
for what it's worth, only 1 person listed a US city as the top pick for a dream shopping destination in a previous post.
*update - "lorna" made a shocking reappearance mid-shower, at eye-level. i knew knew knew the bathroom was her goal. knew it! (for once, not so great to be right.)
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