First off, let me say thank you to everyone who has been praying for me. Your kindness and compassion mean more than you’ll even know. Today is a better day, and I have not yet hyperventilated or burst into tears (said the drama queen).
Moving on, I was shopping the 85% Off Sale at Bergner’s (I am a BIG fan of retail therapy) when I noticed there were no sheets on sale.
Sheets are one of those things I am loathe to buy, because they are so freaking expensive. It irritates me to no end that I can buy a $100 shirt for $18 on sale, and still the price of decent sheets hovers at $39.99 with no significant sale in sight.
By the way, 10% off is NOT a sale; it’s a break on sales tax.
And I mean, they’re just sheets, you know? Unless it’s 800-count solid gold threads being woven by newborn babies in New Zealand, they just shouldn’t be that expensive.
Anyway, the sheet incident made me think back to a conversation I had with my parents when I was growing up. I made some comment about someone who had “money” wouldn’t dress “like that.”
Mom and Dad pointed out people spend their money on different things. Some people put it into nice cars, some into beautifying their homes, and others into the mission field (I usually tuned out at the point where it started to be a spiritual lesson), and so on.
As I grew up, and even now, I see the truth in that observation. Even in myself.
I’d spend $40 on a pair of jean without blinking, but when it comes to sheets, I’m aghast at the cost. Brett would think nothing of dropping $50 over the course of the month on eating out, but when I propose spending the money on curtains, he looks at me like I’m drinking crazy juice.
In the meantime, I’d be content to drive a dependable old clunker to work, while a friend of mine nearly bankrupted herself to buy a convertible. Another friend took out a loan to buy a game system he really wanted.
And while not every purchase is that drastic, it got me thinking. Are there things that you hate to spend money on? Things that you probably need, but you hold off on buying because you want to buy other things with your money?
Mine are easy - sheets, shoes, and purses.
What are yours?