I had moved to New York for a great new job. The adjustment was overwhelming at first. Not only did I have to adapt to a new career, but an older apartment, because renting is expensive in the big city.
New York can be an intimidating city to move to. Suddenly you’re crammed into a tiny space where people are everywhere. There’s great diversity in New York. The first thing you learn is to not gawk at people, even if they’re dressed in a crazy costume. After I’d settled in, I decided to start socializing. Fortunately I met a new boyfriend through my work, but at a different branch, so we didn’t work directly together. It was great having a New Yorker show me around all the sights. I learned where to buy authentic Italian pizza, find the best shops, and learn to navigate the subway system. I’d only had my boyfriend for about a month when he told me his birthday was coming up. It’s always a big dilemma buying a man a birthday gift when you still don’t know him all that well. One Sunday morning I realized that he was having difficulties with his old electric shaver. It seemed to take him longer than normal to get ready in the morning. I’d finally made a gift-buying decision. I would buy my new boyfriend a brand new electric shaver. He’d then be able to toss the old one in the trash. A new one would save him time in the morning, and he’d have a cleaner, smoother shave than what he was getting now.
I’ve never bought a man’s electric shaver before so I wasn’t certain where to begin. I decided to shop a popular discount department store. The problem was that the shavers were all in their boxes. There were no display models on offer. The boxes were sealed so I couldn’t even take a look at them to see if I was on the right path. I headed to a higher-end department store, of which there are plenty in New York. There were display models but they were kept behind the counter. When I’d finally attracted the attention of the salesmen, I had to undergo some pushy sales techniques. I did however have a chance to look at a few different brands: Braun, Philips, and Remington. Now that I knew the most popular electric shaver brands I could start finding the best price. It’s certainly not easy traveling from store to store. I finally decided to search for electric shavers online. What’s so great about shopping online is that they show photographs of the products in different orientations, and list the full set of features of each one. I could also check the reviews to see what other people said about the product. Eventually I ended up finding the best electric shaver online. Shopping online is a no-pressure shopping experience, with plenty of review comparisons and price comparisons. When I shop next for a women’s electric shaver I’ll also be buying it online.