I am the way I am because I was raised well. Thanks, Mom. But no thanks to the inherited buyer’s remorse. This is something I’m trying to overcome. Sometimes the guilt about a purchase is so bad that I will take the items back because I can’t handle it. This is getting better, but I still have to defend my purchase to myself with a well organized argument including no less than three indisputable facts that support the purchase.
Often, I will be standing in the living room showing off my new things to Justin, defending each item before even pulling it out of the shopping bag to show off the cuteness of the new shoe/skirt/accessory. Justin doesn’t have this buyer’s remorse problem. He also doesn’t see why I am defending the purchases to him. My husband doesn’t care if I come home with new things. He doesn’t lecture me on shoe purchases. He is never the reason for the returns. He always has the proper reaction to my treasures from a shopping adventure. He knows me and my buyers remorse struggle very well, and has never furthered this guilt in any way. Reason #4545748392 that he is my better half.
This being said, I bought new shoes!
- Reason 1: I have had the same pair of (wonderful) beaten up loafers for two years. I wear them everyday unless it is warm enough to wear the cute green flats or sandals.
- Reason 2: I never buy new shoes. When I do it is a struggle not to get them at Payless or TJ Maxx. Payless is not good for the feet and they tend not to be made well. Duh. You get what you pay for.
- Reason 3: I am a women in her mid-twenties that wears salt-eaten shoes to work nearly everyday. Why? They are comfortable. I also tend to wear shoes until they are worn out. But that is seriously ridiculous. Especially when I can actually afford to get new ones more than every 2 years. And maybe even have a choice between more than one shoe.