Thursday, October 18, 2012

Is there a pill for that?



Let’s talk about something I like to call shopaholicism.

Nope. This isn’t found on WebMD nor is it diagnosed by your doctor.

But it exists. Indeed it does. It is a disease….
-It is highly contagious….(perhaps I am guilty of spreading it like an epidemic)
-It is difficult to cure
-There is, tragically, no vaccination
-It aims to kill (your bank account that is)

The other day, I was attacked by the symptoms in a store beginning with Anthro and ending in Pologie. (This reminds me of the word apology. Do you think it is a play on words or merely a coincidence? Personally, I think the store is slightly mocking me as it says “my a-pologie-s, you will certainly spend heaps of money here.”)
Anyways…..I went straight to the sale rack because at least some of my senses were not completely overwhelmed by shopaholicism.
When I stepped into the store, I didn’t need anything. But then, I saw them- four, deliciously adorable, and eclectic plates. Plates? Why on earth would I buy plates? Why would my make-shift cheese quesadilla need to be placed on a beautiful china piece?
Well, 5 minutes later they were wrapped up and I was asked if I “would like the receipt with me or in the bag?”

After that incident, I knew that a self-inflicted intervention was in order.
Here are some tips I came up with to stave off the disease.
  1. Don’t go into the store (window shopping is a farce).
  2. Ignore the discount deals that pop into your g-mail account. Delete without delay!
  3. Recycle those magazines that lure you in with classy photos and scented samples.
  4. Don’t visualize the wanted item like a lunatic.
Example: This new jacket would look so cute for my dinner date with Ralph. (Let’s not fool ourselves, Ralph won’t care what jacket you are wearing)
  1. Don’t EVER go shopping right after pay day. Let’s make sure our grocery money lasts the whole month, ladies.
Now, of course it isn’t healthy to cure shopaholicism cold-turkey. With that said, shopping should be done in moderation. After all, we are young, hard working ladies. And sometimes we owe ourselves a new pair of Fall boots.

Hoping to be a survivor,
Gert