Everyone is tightening up their budgets these days and I am no exception. However I have a unique system for avoiding spending which I’m willing to share with you as a service to humanity.
When I go into Target, but I really don’t want to spend any money, I get a cart. There are no guarantees in life, except for this: If I push a wonky germy cart all over the store I will find nothing. Nothing. And then I will abandon the cart somewhere in housewares and then leave the store having not spent one dime (except for the regular coffee with room for cream and the petit vanilla scone at the in-store Starbucks – which is sustenance people, not spending per se. And for the record per se means “true in circumstance” which means somewhat not true.)
If I don’t get a cart, I will find everything I’ve ever been looking for, for 75% off. So if you are in Target and you see someone making her way towards the registers with her arms overflowing and attempting to carry stuff on her head and you are wondering why she just doesn’t get a cart – that’s me working out the details on my new economic theory.
Now you may be thinking, why not just stay home, why not just not go to Target. Haven’t quite worked out that part either.