Would I Rather Shop than Watch a Movie?
Posted June 25, 2005on:
Or would I enjoy being sick and staying home just to catch the championship game on tv?
Matthew has been sick since yesterday. His low-grade fever and sore throat were enough reasons we didn’t let him attend his classes.
On hindsight, we suspect he was more glad than worried that he was absent. At home he got to watch the Spurs vs. Pistons championship game.
Yesterday, on our way home, Jerry suggested and I agreed that we rent some vcd (nah, we haven’t gotten around to buying a dvd player yet), buy some junk food and vegetate in front of the tv. The plan was good since I actually preferred watching movies at home than going to the theater. Saves time and money. And yah, I’m just lazy like that.
Right before dinner, I don’t know what came over me. I ended up snoozing on the couch in the living room! I was deadbeat that Jerry had to wake me up for dinner. Feeling woozy, I got up, had dinner with the boys, walked to the couch again and fell right back to sleep!
What on earth was on that Cheezy snack pack from the supermarket that I finished off??? Oh great…right, MSG has such a deadly effect on me that I ALMOST swore never to touch junk food again.
So the night was soon over without me even seeing the first of 2 movies. Boo!
This morning, we went to the mall to buy some pillows. On our way to the home décor section, I got sidetracked by the ongoing sale at the men’s department. Hmm… I began looking at the khakis and navy slacks for Jerry. Then at some polos.
In less than an hour, I was leading him to the cashier. I knew Jerry was hesitant to spend on clothes and he felt he didn’t need any new ones. But I was more insistent. I thought it was my way of making up for the bungled movie-date last night.
We ended up with 3 pairs of slacks, 4 polos and NO pillows. I guess we will have to make do with the tattered ones tonight. Hehehe…
Guilt and impulsiveness are a potent mix for the shopaholic in me.
Are you a smart shopper or just good at guessing? Without going over, how much do you think did I spend for the 3 pairs of slacks and 3 polos for Jerry?