How many times have you bought something and weeks later it’s still in the bag, hanging in the closet, or sitting a drawer?
When you bought the new make-up that just came out you knew it would look spectacular. You can’t wait to get home, drop the bags on the kitchen counter and rush to the bathroom mirror. Only to be disappointed once again … doesn’t look any better than the one you already have. You throw it in the drawer with the others that didn’t work out.
How about that new blouse? It’s the latest style; will look so hot with your new jeans. You don’t have time to try it on, so you grab the tag and look at the demo girl. No problem. The minute you’re in the house you’re tearing off your top and pulling on the blouse. Oh no! It looks terrible. You stick it on a hanger and shove it in the closet. You’ll take it back later.
This is another biggie. You’re at the jewelry counter, just looking mind you. The sales girl asks if she can help, as she’s reaching for a pair of earrings. You have a similar pair, only she swears they look beautiful on you. Aaand they’re on sale. You walk away with the earrings in your cart.
If the above apply to you, guess what? You’re an emotional shopper. Yet, you’re not alone. Millions of us are. Not just women either. Men have emotions too.
Here’s a suggestion: take a business envelope and write “shopping” on it. Prop it against your mirror. Every time you buy something, circle it and place the receipt in the envelope. At the end of a year, add the total. It will be a shock.
Oh yeah, that blouse. It’s still hanging in the closet.
May Your Glass Always Be Half Full
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