One thing that I have noticed is that it’s very easy for some to step back and critique compulsive shoppers in general and Gabby and Ali in particular.
This is why I like the way that Ali explains it. She says that it’s a sickness and it functions like a drug for the addict. The difference is that in general they aren’t hurting anyone… just themselves. We (because I’m one of them) DO help the economy and we aren’t a hazard to anyone else or society. We have to work harder to feed our habit… even Gabby has two jobs.
So for the people that want to go over to the video that’s posted over on MTV’s site and post criticisms: you probably have some vice or practice that you enjoy that doesn’t hurt anyone else. Live and let live.