Do you guys remember the whack job from the “Minion” story a few months back? The lady who yelled and yelled about some nonsense in a totally different state? Yeah that one.
I MET HER.
And she’s just as strange in real life.
She came in to return the things she called about from forever ago. She was being extremely nice, dancing around and singing to the music, happy to be helped. She pulls everything out, all clearance merchandise. She has no tags, no receipt, nothing. She tells me she wants them all returned for the regular price, in cash. Naturally. Well, when I explained to her the policy for the 30th time and how her logic made absolutely no sense, she started jumping up and down screaming with her hands over her ears. Like a small child who doesn’t want to hear that they can’t watch cartoons. Screaming. Did I mention she was probably in her late 50′s or 60′s? While I was slightly embarrassed for her, I couldn’t help but laugh on the inside. I looked around and there were about 7 people, dead stopped, staring at her in disgust. It was great, actually. Since I couldn’t talk to her over her temper tantrum, I called my district manager. I explained to him briefly what was going on and held the phone out so he could hear. She had no idea I was even on the phone. His response? “She sounds like she’s a little off, just get her out of the store. Do what you have to do.” “Off” doesn’t even come close to it. I laughed, I gave her cash back for their clearance prices. Call the police, I broke the rules. “Bargaining with lunatics” is not in my job description, so she got away with this one. And hopefully, I never see her again, although I’m sure there are plenty out there waiting to take the throne. At least my decision to move her to Crazy Town was a smart one.
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So I’m having a tiny (AKA HUGE) internal battle in trying to control my spending. I have been seeing AMAZING stuff everywhere and I have forbidden myself from buying any of it. Why? Well, because unlike the majority of people who have already given up on their New Year’s Resolutions, I am still in hot pursuit of mine. My first goal on the list is to go somewhere outside of the US. I’ve been contemplating the destination a little more than I probably should, but I’m also trying to save as much money as humanly possible so I can splurge while I’m there, wherever “there” may be. So, since Florida decided to get chilly on me and I never did any winter shopping, I’ve had to reinvent the wheel, so to speak.
Typically, my wardrobe consists of little skirts and dresses that I can dress up or down, tank tops and anything without sleeves. So now that it’s January and I lasted the majority of the “cold months” in next-to-nothing, I am being forced to pack on the layers. A little styling can go a long way, though! I revamped some of my summery goods with new inspiration and created newer versions of them that will get me through the (hopefully short) drop in temperature. Plus, I didn’t spend a single penny! Here’s what I did:
Definitely easy! If you don’t want to spend your money on sweaters that you’ll wear for a week, step up your creativity and take your simple summer pieces to winter wear. You’ll be able to do cool things, like travel the world. I’ll let you know where I end up going.
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I’ve come to realize that January 1st is packed full of baggage, whether you start the year off with a stealthy hangover or wondering if this is really the year the world will end. On the other hand, it also starts a brand new year full of fresh starts, goals, and challenges. These things are otherwise known as Resolutions.
I had a New Year’s Resolution once. I don’t remember what it was and I think it’s safe to say I didn’t follow it after the first week. I realized that the dreadful resolution always involves something you don’t really want to do, but you think you should. Kicking a habit, losing weight, and helping others are just a few that I’ve heard over and over… and over.
This year, I’m switching things up and personally I think it’s a stellar idea. My New Year’s Resolution doesn’t involve giving something up, but bringing something in. “Be a little selfish” is what I’m telling myself this year, and I’m inviting you to join in on the fun. I have fashioned a list of different things I just HAVE to have this year and my resolution is to sporadically obtain all of them. Nothing too crazy, I mean I won’t go buy a Lamborghini, but I might treat myself to that Marc Jacobs bag I’ve been eyeing for two months, or that pair of Stuart Weitzman shoes that make me want to melt. It’s good to give, right? So why not give to yourself? Now, don’t go buy everything in sight and throw yourself into a hole of debt, but choose a few amazing things, big or small, and get them for yourself throughout the year. If you have to save for it, do it. Think about what makes you happy, and make it happen.
Happy New Year!
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