Observing My Internal Shopaholic in Her Natural Habitat
by, 07-28-2008 at 04:49 PM (1221 Views)
Yesterday, I went for long walk around my neighbourhood, stopping it one of my favorite thrift shops ($2.99 linen pants - booya!)...after I finished treasure hunting in the thrift store I walked up the street for about 5 minutes, and was met with a gigantic cloud burst...the only nearby place to shelter was Winners, which if you know me, you will realize is for me what alcohol and powerful men were to Marilyn Monroe (I am powerless!).
Here's where it gets interesting.
I found myself browsing through clothing that would normally make me weak at the knees, fantasizing about the places I'd wear it, the people I'd impress, and it suddenly hit me:
IT'S NOT REAL!!
None of it!
If people are impressed or not impressed, it is not because I spent money on some item of clothing or other, it's not because I own a particular thing or a certain brand.
I wandered through the store and put my theory to the test:
If I have these pans, I will entertain at home more, and suddenly, miraculously, become a gourmet cook
If I have this yoga mat, I will suddenly become very nimble and bendy and obsessed with working out!
If I have these martini glasses, I will suddenly become the wit and belle of every party, telling stories a la Dorothy Parker with nary a slur to my words!
It is fascinating to me how all of this nonsense has apparently been operating in my brain forever, yet I never heard it over tyhe cha-ching of the cash register.
Worth paying attention to!!