BRW - Hell’s bells, what are all these boxes?

Wednesday, 12 December, 2012

Have you seen your receptionist lately? I guess not. It's close to Christmas and the front office is probably a sea of brown boxes.
This is the other side of the internet shopping revolution. While local retailers are under the impression that we are no longer spending, people like me are curled up on the couch at night, after the rest of the family has gone to bed, "window shopping" – or, if you don't have a Mac, "Windows shopping".
Late at night, there's no-one to cast a disapproving eye when you buy another pair of shoes via Amazon. At half the price of what they would fetch in Australian stores, I could go broke saving money.
And there's no way I can have these, or any of the Christmas presents I've bought, delivered home. I never know where I am going to be from one hour to the next on my days off and I don't have a day to waste sitting at home waiting for a delivery man.