I love to shop. Shopping is my drug.
I don’t know if anyone is like me, but I love to buy things that I THINK I’ll use but it never quite works out that way.
As a child I got bored very easily and as an adult nothing much has changed. Is it ADD? ADHD? I had that before there was a name for it – I think they called it “hyperactive”.
Well, I’m not sure what it is, but I continue to bring things home that I never use – or maybe use once. Some of my splurges are big-ticket items – not good.
My purchases… Case in point:
- YUDU Silk-Screening Machine
- Cricut Expressions Die Cutting Machine
- Any other gadget pertaining to scrapbooking
- Hamburger Presses and Cedar Planks from Williams-Sonoma
- A VHS to DVD Converter
- Countless pairs of shoes, purses and clothes (I have tags on too many things)
- A DVD Recorder
- A 1976 Fiat Spider (I can count on one hand how many times we used that car)
- A Mosquito Delito (used 1 tank of LP then the squirrels ate it)
- A +$100 pool pouf from Frontgate
- A Total Gym & Elliptical
The above items sit and collect dust. They even make a great place to hang my clothes. My cats love the Total Gym. The Fiat has a flat. And my pouf is thrown shamelessly in the shed atop a heap of sh**.
It’s a shameful list but there are also things I didn’t buy but wanted to so much. Either I talked myself out of the purchase, my husband did or my friend Jen did – Thanks Jen:
- Cricut Cake Cutting Machine
- $1200 shoes for $349
- 2 iRobot Roombas (I have a Scooba already)
- A WiFi Blu-ray Player
And the list goes on. Buyer’s remorse? Maybe. Not taking it home? Regret, perhaps. Instead of looking at the Casadei shoes as an expense of $349, I looked at it as if I was saving $851. I know. I’m crazy.
Is there anyone else out there like me?
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