My Wife Is A Taker-Backer

I have a question for all of the millions of women who read this blog (not really…there’s maybe 5 of you)…do you guys go to stores, purchase things, and then take them back? I ask this because my wife does. I don’t know why she does it, and I put this strange little phenomenon up there with my “Turn off the lights” obsession (if there’s no one in the room, turn off the lights). She seems to always do it, and I can’t figure it out. I don’t know if she doesn’t want to try things on at the store (which is possible. She usually has the kids with her) or if it’s just a way to make sure that she’ll be going out shopping again soon.

Either way, we always end up with bags of stuff in the back of her car or laying around the house that she needs to take back. It’s just an odd little quirk of hers that I can’t figure out. Soooo…any taker-backers out there care to comment or defend yourself?

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6 Responses to My Wife Is A Taker-Backer

  1. ashley says:

    This is very common. Most of us do this. Why? Well… maybe that shirt doesn’t go as perfectly with those pair of pants that we thought they would, or perhaps once you get it home the color is totally different (i.e. fugly) in real light. There are so many reasons why… but rest assured she is totally normal.

  2. nicole says:

    I do this mostly with clothes. I have regrets once I get home and I try everything on again and really strut around to see how it feels.

  3. Kim says:

    I am an “Anti-Taker Backer”

    I don’t ever take anything back. I don’t like the possibility of confrontation and maybe hurting the stores feelings that I didn’t like their merchandise.

    I know. Totally lame and completely retarded. But hey . . . I dated you didn’t I?


  4. Heather says:

    I never take anything back either. I hardly shop at “regular” stores in fact. I buy stuff online, and I make sure I want it before I buy it. I hate stores, the customers are rude and the service is lacking, at best. If the internet ever disappears, I’ll just go around naked and shoeless forever more.

  5. mom says:

    I don’t like to try things on in the store. The dressing rooms are too small and the mirrors make one look huge. So I bring them home, if I like them I put them in the closet for a week, then I put it on and dad says “Hey that’s nice” and I say “This old thing? I’ve had it for a while”. P.S. Who is Kim who dated you? Love……..

  6. Amber says:

    First of all, your retail sis must tell you any gal over size 8 won’t normally try on. (Steph has no excuse with her skinny little bottom!) And the light thing comes from Dad.

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