Something you bought but did not use much
You should say:
• What was the thing
• When did you buy it
• Why you bought it
• Why you didn’t use it often?
We all like to do shopping We see beautiful things around us and want to buy them even if we don’t need them much. I have also bought many things which i haven’t used much, but here I would like to talk about a watch which I bought 6 months ago. One day, while I was surfing the net, I came across an ad of a Titan watch which caught my fancy. There was a discount offer going on. Fortunately, I had saved up some of my pocket money So, I ordered it online I was very happy when I received it. It is a beautiful watch, with a square dial and a golden strap I wore it regularly for a few days. But very soon I started forgetting to wear it. My cell phone is always there with me and I can check the time on that. Last month my cousin came from Canada and brought for me a fitbit smart watch. Since then my Titan watch has become redundant. It is lying in my room on my bedside table. I have got a lesson that whenever we do any shopping, we should think ten times about its usefulness for us. Otherwise we will be piling up things we will hardly ever use. Whether we realise it or not this clutter adds stress to our lives. As it is we are filling up our landfill sites by our use and throw culture. We keep on buying new things and the old ones keep piling up.
Part 3 Follow Up Questions
1. Are you an impulsive buyer?
At times, yes. But not always. When there is a sale going on, I buy impulsively and pile up things. I know that is not good, but I can’t control myself. The word ‘sale’ is very tempting.
2. Do you care about the pollution caused by packaging?
Yes, I do. I have started buying things, which have less packaging. But, apart from that there is little a common man can do.
3. Do you pay attention to environmental protection?
Yes, I do. I don’t waste water and electricity. I have planted a few neem and Gulmohar trees in my house, and water them regularly. I carry my own cloth tote bag when I go shopping and do not accept plastic carry bags.
4. Do people in your country care about waste classification?
Yes, they have started to, especially in the big cities as of now. It has not yet started in small towns and villages. People put recyclable waste in one bag and the non recyclable in another.
5. How do you deal with items you do not use anymore?
I try to give clothes, shoes and old utensils to the needy people in my area. It is easy to find them. There are maids who work in houses and gardeners who can do with hand-me-downs.
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