Monday, June 21, 2010

Impulse Buying...It's not just at the store.

Every time I go to the store I look at the items they place in the check out line. This is not always a good thing because in my head a conversation goes on much like the one below:

Impulse Buyer Brain: Oh wow! I saw that on TV. It looked cool.

Reasoning & Logical Brain: You don't need that. What would you use it for?

IBB: For my classroom or you never know when that might come in handy.

RLB: You don't need it. There are better things to use your money for.

Come on we all have this conversation. Well today, it was even worse. Instead of the store... I was helping my mother price her yard sale items.

Of course, I would look at each item wondering could I use it in my home or my classroom.

Maybe I might throw a party and need the four large martini glasses to hold chips or dip. Or I might need the three tier plant stand even though I have no plants because my thumb turns everything dead. How about the seasonal flags even though I have no flag pole to put them on but maybe I could nail them to the wall.

Now I'm not saying that I didn't put a few items aside (rain ponchos for car duty day and trivets to place hot food on) but as we continue on this yard sale journey I'm a little afraid for my pocketbook.


  1. Stopping by from SITS and I'm the same way. I always think of a million different ways of what I might be able to use various pieces of checkout stand crap. I wind up storing them in my closet for a year and then giving them out to my students as prizes.

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  2. I am EXACTLY the same way!!!! I impulse buy on the internet too... stupid Amazon and their "recommendations" everytime I log in!

    (stopping by from SITS!)

  3. Oh no! If you do that too much, you will end up with a closet like mine where you can't find anything! :) It will be the first thing my husband and I do when we finally finish grad school!:)

  4. I just sent you a message and it turns out I DO have an extremely low IQ! I asked you if you have a blog, but as soon as I sent the message, I smacked my head (figuratively). I am a follower of your blog myself! It's early... Anyway, I have the same internal struggle when going to yard sales or the store. I'm not a teacher, but I think...could I do something really creative with that? The answer is usually no.

  5. My grammar was bad up there. I should have said "I asked you if you HAD a blog...". I know you are a teacher, so I wanted to correct that error fast!

  6. Okay, so I woke up this morning only to find not one, not two, but five comments. Yeah! Yes Kelley, I am counting both of yours. I was so tickled I woke my husband up to tell him. Thank you ladies for following my blog. Looking forward to reading all of yours as well.