If you are a Lahori girl, there is little chance of you having missed the overly-excited aggressive female shoppers in town. For them, shopping is a necessity, a sanctum, an adventure, or simply put: a glorious way of life.
Here are 5 shopping traits that Lahori girls possess. Which one is you?
THE ‘I WANT IT & I SHALL GET IT’
These women are aggressively dedicated to the art (think: martial arts) of shopping. During sales, you will find them elbowing others, pushing forward, lunging for the rack of silk kurtas. Putting the skills of John Cena to shame, they manage to get their desired items without a care in the world.
THE ‘WINDOW-SHOPPING’ GAL
You will find these ladies strolling through the lanes of Al-Fattah, Y block. Breezily pushing forward their (nearly empty) trolleys, this type hardly buys anything but will examine everything in a store: from locally made charcoal soaps to imported cookies – your gal’s got her eyes surveying everything.
THE ‘NEXT TOP MODEL’
Ahhh, this type you will find in abundance: sporting the latest (and dare we say, trendiest) lawn-wear, hair straightened to perfection, and contour set in place. You will find these strolling through the lanes of Liberty Market, eyes discreetly scanning the items there – thinking about what could pass off as designer wear?
THE ‘PERPETUALLY UNHAPPY CLIENTS’
Subject consists of a group of aunties that appear to be sullen – but nobody knows why. They move together, and attack the poor salesmen together. Demanding every roll of cloth to be unfolded and put out before them on display, they are never happy with what’s being shown and keep repeating, “Kuchh naya dikhayain, Bhai…”.
THE ‘PLANNED SHOPPER
After running our silent surveys in the markets of Lahore, we have reached the conclusion that this breed is indeed very rare (thus, very precious), but it does exist, indeed. It’s the type that knows what to buy, and from where. She goes to the intended store, selects the desired item(s), does not haggle for a discount, but just pays the bill, and leaves. Wow, right?