Why I Only Order Things Online Now
If you were alive and aware during the year of 2020, then you know just how absolutely crazy things got in our world due to the COVID19 pandemic. Beyond that, our world was a mess already. The pandemic basically caused everybody to lose their minds and many people lost the ability to make any sort of sensible decisions and form smart, objective opinions. In addition to all this, it is also true that the CDC was making some pretty harsh recommendations during that year. One of those recommendations caused the government to shut down all businesses in the United States that were deemed as non-essential. So basically, everybody completely lost their mind when various businesses were shut down and many people were sent home to work or flat out lost their jobs.
Honestly, it was a really sad time for people who could not find a job or a place to work, and it was hard for people to sit in their homes 24/7, no matter if they were trying to work or trying to relax. All in all, this time was hard on pretty much everyone. That being said, I for one became a huge advocate for online shopping during this time. I would say that most of the things I bought pre-COVID were in store purchases, especially for things like groceries, everyday home goods, and various recreational items that I may purchase from day to day.
However, I can say with bold confidence that I am a true online shopping addict this time around. Since I never was able to leave my house during COVID (and if I did, there was nowhere to go anyways because everything was shut down), I spent a lot of time online on my phone, tablet, computer, and TV. That’s right – I have a smart TV, which means I can do plenty of online shopping from my TV alone. All that being said, I got really used to ordering stuff online. Pretty much anything and everything that I could ever need is now available online; all it takes is a few clicks on my phone or computer, and I can have a new pair of headphones and a blender bottle arriving at my door on Tuesday in a few cardboard boxes. Once you have tasted this lifestyle of online shopping, there is no going back. Plus, I can usually find a use for the cardboard boxes around my house, whether it be storage, or some other use.
Since most stores in most states have been open for a couple months now, and with the vaccine readily available for any American that wants it, many people are starting to return to in-store shopping again. However, I for one am never going back to in store shopping. Why would I want to get off my couch, drive to the store, be around crowds of people, and wait in numerous lengthy lines just to get a few groceries? I can have food delivered to my door any time that I want. We are living in the wealthiest country in the most prosperous time in history – why not take advantage of it? Some people judge me for living this type of lifestyle, and that’s okay. Online shopping is definitely expensive, but I feel like it’s worth it to not have to leave my house ever again.