Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Shhhh... don't tell anyone

I always tease my mom for going to the 99 cents store and buying totally useless things. I mean, there's no way any of that stuff could be good quality if it's only a dollar (a full drill bit set for example). But of course I find myself there the other night trying to find somethings I need, not caring about the brand of the products, and to my astonishment I find a box of seashells. In no way do I need seashells, everything is telling me to walk away "that's not what you came here for", but as I reach for that little box, nicely packaged with a pretty raffia bow, I somehow feel like I've discovered a precious treasure in the sea of commerce. I walk further down the isle and see some eyeshadow, I need more eyeshadow, and there it goes, in the basket. As I stand at the checkout, watching my items pass by on the conveyor belt, that little voice in my head is labeling each item "need, need, want, want, totally unnecessary, want, need." This is where the guilt would normally start to build, but I realize, I've only spent 10 bucks, big deal. I confidently grab my bags, take my receipt, and walk out those automatic doors, dreaming of the thing I'm going to do with those freak'n awesome seashells.

7 comments:

Claire said...

Good Find! I'm iffy on the 99 cent store too. Although, I do love their wrapping paper! I got this great reversable wrapping paper there once.

Sarah said...

Christina, I don't know why, but this post was so funny to me. Can't we all relate to that little voice in our heads saying "we don't need this" while we shop? If only I had all the money in the world. Take a picture of what you end up doing with those seashells. I'm so curious.

Barty Family said...

Yeah, I want to know what you're going to do with the sea shells too.

xcdenke said...

The 99 Cent store is totally underrated. It knows how to get you to spend money on everything you don't need. Good entry!

Brazil's Girl said...

Hey girl,

It's been a long time huh?
How's life? I'm going nuts hoping my daughter will come out anytime now.

We gotta catch up!
Ren.

Tanya said...

i loved this post, Sarah is right we can all relate to this. I totally laughed out loud while reading this. Because I have been there. Great Post!

xcdenke said...

LOL, too funny and so true! You know, for a design major you write pretty well. I have to say I enjoy reading your blog when I get the chance. Miss you and all our silly times.