A fool and his/her money are soon parted.
I have always loved to go shopping. Shoes, clothes, accessories, books : you get the picture.
When I was a medical student and had to take tough exams, I used to reward myself by going shopping after each one. God bless my parents who used to support my “habit”. Later in life, retail therapy can always be guaranteed to lift me out of the doldrums.
Along with my love of shopping I like to be careful with my money (or at least I tey to think so). What follows then, is a penchant for bargains.
I love going to sales, discount shops and outlet stores. The words “grand clearance sale” are music to my ears and I am a huge fan of “special offers“.
Sometimes you really find treasures at the sales. Shoes that were beyond your budget at the beginning of the season may be marked sown in the sales. Your favourite toiletries may be on a special offer in packs of three.
There are times, however, when even veteran shoppers like me make an error of judgement. These errors can take many forms. The worst is : buying an item you don’t need (or even want particularly) just because it is going for a song.
Many a time, I have bought a lessthan perfect bargain only to realise that spending 20% more on the full price veeion would have been better value for money. At times like these, I am forced to admit that a fool and his/her money are soon parted.
Written for : Fandango’s February Expressions # 4
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