It is a well-known fact that women love shoe stores and you will have a hard time dragging a woman past one without her wanting to go in. Men are like that when it comes to hardware stores or electronics retailers.
My husband, being the nerd that he is (and I mean that in a very loving way), goes nuts over the latter.
Last week Europe's largest retailer for consumer electronics opened its worldwide biggest store. In Munich. Opening day was mayhem. We had no idea as to where the store was in town but found out by listening to traffic info that listed one immense traffic jam.
Now that things have cooled down and the hubby had the day off, he couldn't resist checking it out. Hours later he called me at work sounding defeated. He said the shopping itself was grand but it took him 1 1/2 hours to even leave their multi-story car park and that he now officially "hates" Media Markt.
It remains to be seen just how long his hatred will last.