Today I picked up the newspaper and saw the ads geared toward the end-of-summer sales, the back-to-school sales and just general all-around sales. Some of the sales offered 85% off sale merchandise and an extra 20% off just today. With math being my weak spot, I was wondering if that meant I would get paid 5% for taking the item out of the store. My math-minded husband explained to me that they took 85% off the item and then 20% off of the remaining price. Sounded good to me!
Next, I went to my already crowded closet and wondered what I really needed--maybe a new top for the last few weeks of summer?? Or a new pair of pants?? Maybe I could find something really wonderful, but as I thought of all those long racks crowded with clothes that are put on sale this time of year, my enthusiasm waned. I really dislike pawing through racks and racks of discounted items on the slight chance that I might find the buy of the year. I also dislike being elbowed by diligent sale-shoppers pulling things from the racks, standing in line to try my choices on, and waiting in another line to pay for my bargain.
This evening I have no new clothes in my closet, but I did have a delightful afternoon to paint and enjoy the peace and solitude of my own home. To me that was a real bargain!
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