…Is to go shopping.
I had to drop off a movie at Redbox. The closest one to the community college was at Walmart.
Now, I’m not a huge fan of Walmart generally, but I thought “Hey, yanno, I need some legal pads. Let’s go in.”
Of course, once inside the store I began to think “Hey, I wonder what pants they have…” (I have a hard time finding pants that fit well, like all women it seems)
Then once I was in the clothes department I said “Hmmm these are cute and relatively inexpensive, I wonder what they would look like on?”
Then I thought “Oh, this dress is also cute, I’ll try that on as well since I’ll already be in the dressing room.”
After these thoughts I tried on the clothes and remarked to myself “Damn, these pants look so good on me, I should buy two in different colors! And this dress looks fantastic – I love how it fits!”
Then I marched up to the cash register with my two pairs of pants, my dress, and my legal pads. $54 later I walked out of the store.
Lesson learned: don’t go shopping if you don’t want to spend money
I don’t really regret the purchases though, I have the money for them in my spending account and these are the first clothes I’ve bought since November of last year. However, it made me realize that my old habits are still nested away in there – so I need to be careful of stores. LOL. Yes, all stores. As if that was remotely possible. Perhaps I should consider just getting all staple items directly delivered to me from Amazon.com so I never have to walk into a store of any sort again (except for meat and produce, of course… also… I wonder if Amazon has any pants I would like… oh this IS a vicious cycle…) 😉