I find this great deal at a Winners next door to the city where I live. I buy it and put it aside for one of my kids.
A week later at another Winners in the city on the other side of where I live, I find the same thing but priced for 16.99.
I stand there and I think: Shit. My stomach sinks. So I think I should buy this one now and then go home and get the other one I bought and find the receipt – where did I put the receipt? – and head to the other Winners – do I have time before school ends and I have to pick my kids up? – and return the one I paid $6 more for. That’s what sensible people do. Right? We aren’t made of money, are we?
I’m pissed (sulking) because my trip to Winners is ruined – so what if I just found that book I’ve wanted for six months at only 4.99? – because:
a) I have had the joy of finding a great deal suddenly stolen from me; and,
b) I don’t want to do all that I just figured I should probably do (foot stomping tantrum placed here).
Am I lazy? Probably, yes, but I work it out as – what is my time worth? There, that makes me feel better. Plus I think, if I buy this one, I’ll most likely just say to myself once home that I should give this to a friend of the family who has a child with a birthday coming up. So in fact by NOT buying this one and returning the other one, I saved us 16.99.
I sigh and I leave it.
Does everyone think those red tags are a bugger to get off?