Yes, yes, late to the party, I know.
I still maintain that the reason I have avoided doing my shopping, especially the grocery aspect of it, online is because if I didn’t get out of my jarmies and go to the supermarket I would a) rarely get out of my jarmies and they’d wear out much more quickly, thereby forcing me to venture out to purchase my jarmies, and b) I’d never have a social life, of any sort.
Whilst this did have me wondering if I did, indeed, need to Get A Life, as my six year old so eloquently informed me the other day when I asked him to unstack the dishwasher, I was also very much in need of contact with other humans. Ideally adult ones, and preferably those who didn’t scream at me when I asked them to put their shoes on.
Not having to ask them to put their shoes on would be even better still.
Anyhoo, the supermarket was my place to be around other adult humans. Sometimes I just like to be around others, even if I’m not talking to them.
Sometimes, I was desperate for a chat.
So the supermarket it was.
Such is the fate of many a work at home mum.
Having been required to venture out in the big wide world of late, and being more intimately wedged up against people than I’d like at times, especially on the train that is next to arrive after the previous two have been cancelled, it has assuaged my need to be around other humans, and online shopping has been more a necessity than anything else.
There is a considerable void into what is required in terms of online services, and what there is.
The concept of having food delivered to your door has been around for, like, ages. Although that initially started with the technology at the time; a phone, then the invention of the Internet, where one could order their meal online and go grab it or have it dropped off, more recently sites sprouting a vast selection of outlets whom will deliver whatever it is you order have sprung up.
You can purchase beds and bras, shoes and socks and frocks for all occasions, all your household furniture, including kitchen sinks and, well, rather a lot of stuff really.
You know what’s missing though, in this world of online deliver?
I’m not talking about booking appointments.
I’m talking actual things that are essentially for the Very Busy and Important Woman and would be hugely appreciated.
If someone could organise to have legs waxed over the internet, that’d be awesome.
I think we could also use some:
- Manis and pedis, delivered online
- Having Sensible Words To My Kids and the odd Serious Talk every now and again
- Washing, drying and folding; surely someone has the technology to do such things online?
- Bed stripping and, well, the above …
- Online ironing (hahahahah, just joking, I don’t own anything that needs ironing, and if I ever did, I think I set fire to it – possibly with an iron and quite by accident)
So, if someone with some level of technical nous could organise these things, especially the leg wax (100cc of hot wax – STAT!) that’s be greatly appreciated.
How about you? What do you need to be available online?