I just recently read one moms complaint on why superstores stink. She claims to think its because they secretly want to steal your money... and because of her blowing her money there, its all America's fault... " Its bred in us to spend."
I could not help but laugh at this insane, unrealistic way of thinking.
Let me correct this... after all this is MY blog therefore naming it.. "If only everyone thought this way..." A.K.A MY way. Hee hee.
Correction #1- All stores want to steal your money. Even your beloved Publix. Which is why they are overpriced beyond anyone else. And why they pump up prices right before a sale. This also includes Target, Stride rite and any other Politically Correct store... Or should I say a store you love to be caught shopping in but really can't afford.
Correction#2- There are no money elves who sneak around Wal-mart throwing things in your carts and making you buy things you never normally would.
Correction #3- It IS America's fault and the woman proclaiming these ridiculous faults are the first on the list! So instead of throwing the blame on someone else and joining the bandwagon... why not fix your bad spending habits?? How easy would that be? Its not "in" us to blow our money where it should not be blown, its the result of keeping up with the Joneses and having to have what everyone else has.
I've always said our needs are very simple. Its our wants that will kill us. If only we Americans can simply really separate our true needs from our most wants, life would be so much easier.
Don't get me wrong. I love something nice just like the next person but I won't go into debt to have it, I won't deny I can't afford it and I won't cower in a corner ashamed to say...
"I shop at Wal-mart and I LIKE it."
Ok, thats it, Im done. My soap box will retreat back under my bed... for now.