Monday, August 14, 2006

Case of the "I wants"

So I was browsing my favorite cheap jewelry store, silvershake.com, looking to see if they had a ring like one I had previously, whose stones fell out (what do you want for $7?) and as I'm looking through the rings, I see one that catches my eye.. and what do I do? I look down at my hand, at the green ring that it would be replacing, and start thinking, "you know, this one is a little dull, and I like the square shape better than this dumb oval, and it's not even that big.." Then suddenly I realize: What am I DOING? I didn't want to replace the green ring before I saw that other ring. In fact, the ring that I am trying to replace specifically complemented the green ring! There is nothing wrong with my green ring and I do not need to replace it!

wheeze...

I think I had an attack of the adult version of the "gimmes", the "I wanna buy that". This is why I don't go into stores that I don't need to, because it's just gonna happen that I'll see something that I didn't need before I saw it.

To squash this instinct I have begun shopping for presents for other people, especially online. I really love buying presents, so my wish list contains something for somebody at nearly every store I visit online. It's a good way to redirect the "I wants" impulse.

Walk on by the pretty purple ring, just keep on walking...

2 comments:

Ms. MiniDucky said...

I keep having flashbacks to walking farther and farther into mall stores, wandering deeper into the dungeon instead of just hitting the clearance rack and getting the heck outta there!

prlinkbiz said...

I'm like that with Starbucks...if I see one, I'm drawn in by it's tractor beam...(even if I just had three cups at home!)