I've always been one of those people who believes that Walmart is the evil empire. One day Dave suggested trying our grocery shopping there, and since he buys the groceries, I figured I didn't have a lot of room to argue. Turns out, the commercials are true - their prices really are unbeatable.
The other day I stopped on my way home to pick up razors and ice cream. I was on my way from the razor aisle to ice cream aisle, and passed the purse department. In a moment of major weakness, I veered in. You see, I got this awesome purple hobo from Brad and Maeve for Christmas, but the inside zipper pocket has since developed a hole situation, and anything you put in there ends up under the lining in the depths of the bag. So I've been thinking about looking for a new bag anyway, but with limited financial resources, I haven't been sure where to look.
Remember Walmart's unbeatable prices? I actually saw a bag I really liked. Oh god. Its mustard colored with pink lining and silver accents. It has two compartments, big enough for even my calendar and some file folders. It has two inside zipper pockets. And I love an organized bag. The straps are long enough that I can toss it over my shoulder without it getting hung up on my elbow. Its cute! And only $15!
But then it hit me. "Jessica Leigh! You are looking at purses at Walmart! Walmart is ghetto. This must be what rock bottom feels like."
I'm not too much of an impulse shopper anyway. I see something I think I like, I try it out, I hem and haw, I go home and sleep on it. If I'm still thinking about it the next day, I consider going back to buy it.
In the case of the Walmart purse, I was still thinking about it two days later. So I told myself that if I sold at least $100 at my Saturday skin care class, I could go back and buy it. As luck would have it, I sold almost twice my appointed goal. And as double luck would have it, when I got back to Walmart, the purse was marked down to $10.
The point is, if you see me walking around with a fab mustard-colored hobo bag, yes, I bought it at Walmart, and no, I don't want to talk about.
Home Sweet Home
1 year ago