If we do not permit the earth to produce beauty and joy, it will in the end not produce food, either. Joseph Wood Krutch

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Shopping Junkie

Do you ever just wake up and feel like you want to run out and buy something? Do you think it will make you happy?  Do you walk into a store and pick up things that are "on sale" knowing you don't really need it but it is "such a good deal" to pass up?  Do you grab the Sunday paper and sort the ads out, so you can read them first?  Don't want someone else to see the ad first and take them all before they are gone...right!   

Hi, my name is Scott and I am a shopping junkie?   "Hi, Scott!"

It is commonly thought that "women are the "shop-a-holics" but I have watched and men are just as bad.  It's just that we are drawn to the electronics, sporting goods, hardware and expensive things like boats, cars, snowmobiles, etc.  Personally my draw is books and camping supplies. I love camping supplies.  It used to be electronics too, but I have much better willpower now, although I still look. 

No, I am not going to list off a twelve step program in this post. Instead I have a video that is just a few minutes long and gives all the instructions you need better than I ever could. You won't regret watching it.  It is so "American".



Stretch Mark Mama said...

The book is only one page long, LOL! It's so sad but true!

My mom is almost 60 years old, with two adult kids and will STILL buy spiral notebooks for 10 cents a piece! Because they are on sale, that's why! :)

Anonymous said...

I love it! As someone who, 8 years ago, thought she'd never get out of debt, I know the feeling. But I climbed out of the hole and now I never carry a balance over from one month to the next.

Now if only I could be as disciplined about eating food as I am about spending money...