Shopping in Bangladesh

So we’ve been doing a lot of shopping since we came here. It’s always my mom dragging me along, occasionally prompting me to buy this or that. But I don’t really enjoy it that much. First of all, the heat when you come out of the mall to wait for the car is unbearable. The sun feels toxic, that’s how hot it is. Secondly, it’s the stores themselves…

You go into any store in Bangladesh, even a departmental store, and you’ll have a couple of eyes following you like your own shadow. It’s not like they stand somewhere in the background ready to serve if you need anything. No no… they practically ogle at you. Needless to say it’s painfully annoying. There’s absolutely no freedom in shopping! Fortunately I haven’t had the need to buy any undergarments here…

Worst are shoe stores. The minute you take a shoe in your hand they’ll force you to sit down and put the shoe on your foot – like putting shoes on yourself is a science and you’re too dumb to accomplish it.

That’s shopping in Bangladesh for you.

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11 thoughts on “Shopping in Bangladesh

  1. LOL It’s the same in India! People following you around offering help. Help for what? I have no idea! The last time I checked, I knew how to point and say “Me Like, Me Want!”

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              1. haha, the nearest heavy object is almost always a boot for me. One of the reasons why I favor a steel toe. It just has a nice ring to it when used properly πŸ˜€

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  2. “It’s not like they stand somewhere in the background ready to serve if you need anything. No no… they practically ogle at you.” LOL

    Surprised that Ramadan and Pre Eid traffic jam didn’t bother you!!

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    1. It doesn’t seem any different from regular jam in Dhaka, which I’m quite used to. Usually we go out during times we know there will be less traffic.

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