How Did I Live Without Online Shopping in the Past?

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This question keeps popping up every time I receive my delivered items at home. What did I ever do without online shopping? How did I ever survive without having the convenience of buying stuff online?

Okay, I admit, at my age (I am a retiree), you might think that this is an exaggeration – that those who cannot survive without these technological wonders (smartphones, tablets, GPS in cars, and the like) are those who were born into a world where these already existed. I was born way before any of these gadgets were even conceptualized, and have survived not having cable TV, the internet, or even FM radio when I was young. So, you might ask, why am I saying that I won’t survive nowadays without online shopping and home delivery?

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Convenience of Buying Quality Living Room Furniture Online

sofaMy husband has been at my neck to buy a new sofa for our living room, and I admit, I have been dragging my heels about it. Who would want to go to a store selling living room furniture, choose a sofa, lug the heavy piece of furniture home, and drag it into the living room on their own? Sure, we can have it delivered, you say, but this usually comes at an extra cost. The umpteenth time my husband “reminded” me about this, I was on my computer. I then decided to check websites for the kind of sofa we should get.

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Growing Old and the Conveniences of the Internet

internetMy kids have moved out, I am retired, and these days, if you do not have any of the gadgets that people say help make life easier, you won’t get much done. Gone are the times when shopping simply meant going to the store in a car, and choosing from the merchandise that you see there, and taking these home with you (after paying for it, of course). Gone also are the times when you did not know everything, and was not expected to know everything.

Now, everything is on the internet. All you need to live a comfortable, informed life is a computer and an internet connection.

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