|A hamlet such as this would be ideal,|
because you could start by going uphill
and then take advantage of the downhill
later on in your shopping outing.
Mmmmm....Christmas hamlet. So savory.
While I contrast shopping in the context of a hamlet with shopping in the context of suburban malls, I must say that my shopping approach in a hamlet is still "mission-style" shopping. You could say that I take a very thorough approach to shopping. This means checking every store, looking at every item, making a calculated decision, and then EXECUTE! EXECUTE! EXECUTE!. Leave no stone unturned, because the stone you don't turn over may have the ideal gift underneath it, covered in moss and earthworms. This isn't to say that if I do come across the ideal gift early on while shopping that I'll keep going. I don't love shopping that much, and I'm no fool. But I don't just pick and choose a few stores and then settle for what I can find in them. Any store may surprise you with something you never thought you'd find, so every store deserves a look. As you might expect, power-walking is not out of the question when mission-shopping, and it might even be essential. I'm not an aggressive shopper, but you've got to move quickly and be efficient to get all the stores in.
Remember that all this is in the context of shops along just one to three streets in a hamlet, not striding through the vast wasteland of a mall.
Christmas hamlet.......mmmmm.......with potatoooooooes......