TOPICS : Artificial Intelligence
Solo ShoppingThere was a time when I enjoyed going to the market to buy things from the ‘brick and mortar’ shops but now I have almost stopped doing so; unless if it is for the rarest or the most banal stuff which is not yet available online on digital bazaars. Let me share my reasons for shifting to buying with a click of the mouse and paying with e-wallets. With the proliferation of innumerable malls and departmental stores; shopping today is no longer the personal, pleasurable and private experience that it once was. All the stuff is now displayed in racks and counters with liveried salespeople hovering around inconspicuously. The moment you pause in front of merchandise a sales guy or girl will materialize around you and attempt to coax your choice. This kind of pushy salesperson are an instant put off and whatever little chance I had of buying the stuff vanishes as I move on swiftly to escape their silky sales pitch.