Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Small Victories

Yesterday, I happened to work in a different office. On my way home, I decided to drop by some stores to see what they have, and first stop was the Gap store. No, no, just to look around, I swear. I haven't forgotten that I'm still $2.88 over for the month of May, and there's still 2 days left in the month,  a fact I'm highly aware of.

So there I was, just browsing, when I happen to see the same dress I bought last month now on clearance. Practically half the (sale) price I paid for! Ach!

My brain, obviously, started churning. I haven't worn the dress as yet. It's still in the same shopping bag, for crying out loud. Yes, I do love this dress, believe it or not, but I thought, why should I settle for a higher price seeing how much it costs now. Needless to say, I got the same exact dress on clearance. And what did I do when I got home? Why, walked back out again and returned the same dress with a higher tag. HAH!

Having done so, I'm happy to say that April's shopping tally has now been readjusted to $128.85, instead of $145.32, which makes April's shopping only over by $28.85.

Small victory, no?

Then, on my way back after that exchange, what do I see on the window of the bookstore nearby? "Buy 3 and get the 4th free". The same bookstore where I happened to have bought 3 books over the weekend! Gah! Again, my brain started churning. In I walked to the store and talked to a staff about my teensy-weensy predicament. She then told me to bring my purchase back. Which I happily did. Walked out of that store (a second time, or is it third by now?), with 4 books. HAH!

Again, small victory, no?

{Un}Fortunately for me, these places happen to be all walking distance. 2 additional trips to carry out above transactions. Would I have gone to the same trouble if it was otherwise? Maybe not. Was it all worth it in the end? I think so.

Such is my exciting life, eh? HAH!


  1. LOLZ....hurrah for small victories. And I got suckered into that buy3get4 books deal too!

  2. haha sometimes small victories are the best! Good thinking on buying the dress and returning the original

    xo Gillie


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