I did a bad thing. Twice.
Don’t get excited. It’s not as thrilling as it sounds.
I have second thoughts every time I spend money. I wasn’t always like this… which is probably why I’m like this now. It doesn’t matter if it’s something I need or not… I feel incredibly guilty when I spend money. It’s why I have so many online shopping carts full of stuff just sitting there. I do a lot of ‘fake shopping’.
Last week, I finally bought a couple of things. I had immediate regrets. But I really did need those things.
The sandals… they weren’t expensive. I thought I really liked them… until I wore them for longer than ten minutes. Then they just hurt. But I had worn them.
The jeans… I wore those, too. They were so cute. But as the day went on, every time I looked at them, I liked them less. I initially thought they fit great, but then not so great. And the wash wasn’t dark enough for me. But I wore them. I can’t return them.
Or can I?
I brought the sandals into the kitchen and cleaned the bottom of them until they looked brand new (not difficult… I only walked to and from my car a couple of times). Then I re-attached the tag… and packed them up like I never wore them.
Same with the jeans. They didn’t look worn. I re-attached the tags and folded them up neatly.
No one would ever know.
I successfully returned both… (at the store so I wouldn’t have to pay return shipping, of course). It’s ridiculous how stressed I was about all of it. I hate the thought of wasted money. Even just a few dollars. I would have been so upset if I was stuck keeping those things.
So I returned stuff I wore. That’s pretty bad. It makes me wonder if I’ve ever bought anything someone else has already worn. That kind of grosses me out. I’m a bad person.
But I got my money back.
And I’m back to jeans that are too big and old beat-up sandals. Maybe I’ll try again sometime…
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