SHOPPING: CHALLENGE OR PERSPECTIVE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY LUNGU SVETLANA, “MIHAI EMINESCU” LYCEUM
COLOUR JACUZZIRed - is the stop/turn-off colour: speak about a thing that you have recently bought and was really a turn-off in your life.Orange-is the motivation colour: what things you buy motivate you for being in a good moodYellow-is the inspiration colour: what was the best thing you have bought that inspired you in for a new activityGreen-is the money colour: what was the dumbest thing you have ever bought for much moneyBlue-is the sky’s/limit colour: what is your favourite fantasy about shopping.Purple-is the colour of royalty: if you were the ruler of a country for a day having a lot of money, what would you buy first?Indigo-is the odd colour: what is the most daring thing you have ever bought.
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS1. Do you enjoy shopping? Why?2. How often do you go shopping?3. What are your favourite shops?4. How do you feel about shops that are very busy?5. Do you shop online?6. Do you often spend more money than you planned?7. What’s the best day for shopping?
COMMENT ON:1st group: “Shopping is the best therapy when you are depressed and almost all women agree to it”2nd group: “Shopping is a woman thing. It’s a contact sport like football. Women enjoy the scrimmage, the noisy crowds, the danger of being trampled to death, and the ecstasy of the purchase.” (E. Bombeck)3rd group: “If men liked shopping they’d call it research.” (Cynthia Nelms)
TIPS FOR REDUCING SHOPAHOLISM Cut up your credit cards Only carry cash Track every penny you spend Avoid temptation Make a shopping list and only buy what is on the list Take a walk or exercise when the urge to shop comes on Seek counseling or a support group Avoid shopping when you are bored or depressed Remember – you don’t need it today
SHOPAHOLIC CELEBRITIES1. Katie Holmes2. Britney Spears3. Victoria Beckham4. Paris Hilton5. Cameron Diaz6. Celine Dion7. Lindsay Lohan8. Jennifer Lopez9. Sarah Jessica Parker10.Gwen Stefani