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.
- Don’t go into the store (window shopping is a farce).
- Ignore the discount deals that pop into your g-mail account. Delete without delay!
- Recycle those magazines that lure you in with classy photos and scented samples.
- 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)
- 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,