One Click And….
I’m an addict. The first part of addiction is admitting you have a problem. I’m admitting it, fully. I am addicted to on-line shopping. I’m not entirely sure I’ve set foot in a store other than Target or Walmart or the grocery store for the last five years. Why should I? I see it, I plug in the promotional code to get my on-line only discount, the computer already has my credit card saved so I don’t even have to go and find it and voila! A week later I have my goods delivered to my door and I get to open a box addressed just to me like it’s Christmas.
I can find whatever I want, when I want it or need it. I don’t have to hunt for it, I type into Google what I want and it brings me up a list of places where I can order it. My favorite stores send me emails daily with their latest promotions and sales. I can ignore their messages or shop. Most of the time that flashing “30% off with Free Shipping!” is enticing enough for me to browse and inevitably buy. I’ve had emails from companies that send me “We Miss You – Here’s 25% off your next order!” coupons when I haven’t bought anything in over two weeks.
I LOVE online shopping. I can browse whenever the hell I want; day or night, weekday or weekend, when I’m supposed to be working or not. I can, at my leisure, wait for certain deals, combine coupons, shop clearance. I can hold things in my cart for days on end while I make a final decision.
Most recently, I’ve been ordering food. Because going to the grocery store has become too troublesome. Let someone else shop it for me. Let them push the cart around the store. I will just come pick it up when I can fit it into my busy schedule, between shopping online at the Gap and Justice and Zazzle, to come and pick it up.
It sounds elitist, it really does and I know that. But in all honesty, I have SO MUCH more time to spend with my kids. I can play games with them, do projects with them, help them with homework, just sit and watch a movie with them. Because everything is done. There are no errands to do. There is just time. And I choose to spend that time with them. I love being elitist or lazy or entitled or whatever else you might want to call me, because it affords me so much valuable time to be with my kids. It’s worth every blessed moment and each click.
- When life hands you lemons, give me a quart of vodka and a few friends. We’ll have a party instead! – Unclaimed
- Holding onto anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. – Buddha
- Always borrow money from a pessimist. He won’t expect it back. – Oscar Wilde
- Friendship is like peeing on yourself; everyone can see it, but only you get the warm feeling that it brings. – Robert Bloch
- Dogs have masters. Cats have staff. – Anonymous
- Why didn’t Noah swat those two mosquitoes? – Anonymous