Chapter 6. The shopping spree.
It's holidays again over here. Yesterday was National Unity Day and tomorrow will be anniversary of Great October Socialist Revolution. The first one was introduced a couple years ago in order to replace the second one. Of course, now we selebrate both. Me and my wife have decided to selebrate these days by mean of shopping. We have one of the biggest european trade center opened recently in our town. This is the place where several shops, restaurants and other entertaining facilities are situated at the same place. So, this weekend we got there.
The way there was dissapointing. The place is located at a distant from the town. It is supposed that people should get there by cars. There is a parking area at the place and it's really huge and impressive. I've never seen such a parking area before. But still there are lots of people who have no car or don't use it at the season. The center provides them with special fareless buses. Theoretically. In practice me and my wife spent about an hour waiting one of them. Without the result. Finally, we got to the center with regular transport.I made a complaint to managers of the center but I doubt it will improve the situation.
The center itself is marvellous. To my evaluation it's for a kilometer length and a half width. There are several big shops and plenty little shops inside. We managed to visit only two of them during our visit, a supermarket and a furniture shop. The supermarket is astonishing. Endless shelves of goods of different kinds. Everything of food, clothes, crockery, computer and other stuff one can find here. You know, it was very unusual and funny to see a woman pushing a cart full of car tires in front of her. The furniture shop was also admirable. On the one hand everything is decorated in museum-like way. On the other hand you can touch everything, sit on the chairs, lay down the sofas and so on and so forth. It's extremely interesting and inspiring. And it all provokes a shopping spree, indeed.
I presume most of you allready have such a trade centers as your everyday experience but speaking of our town it's a relatively new innovation. My family is looking forward to visit the rest of the shops in the center and to have more fun in the nearest future. And what you can tell me about shopping in your place? Do you like supermarkets or you prefer little shops. Where do you usually buy things?
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