It has to be said that I have never been one of those shoppers that has to think about a purchase for hours or days before going ahead but lately I have become even more impulsive. Perhaps because I am very busy and just maybe due to boredom with retail therapy I am making rash decisions with alarming regularity and I can only pray that I don’t live to regret it.
An impulsive purchase is not a major concern if it is a cheap T shirt or a packet of sweets but is could be a worry if it costs thousands. None of this explains why I went out for a pot of paint last week and bought two leather sofas instead!
Revamping the House
My home was long overdue a serious makeover and I have been working my way from room to room updating the décor and the furniture. Last week I finally arrived at the Living room. Having stripped and re-plastered the ceiling and installed wooden floors I had a small amount left in my decorating fund to purchase the paint. The furniture would have to wait until I had accumulated more funds.
I set off for the local DIY store to choose the paint but when I started looking at the colors I was gripped by a hideous attack of indecision. I just couldn’t decide which shade to buy which was ridiculous as I was looking at various shades of beige! I grabbed a few tester pots and left the store marveling at my out of character paralysis over something so simple.
On arriving in the car park I decided that as I had made the enormous effort of a ten minute drive to the retail park I might as well pop into the other shops to get some ideas for the furniture. Then, once funds were available I could buy the things I needed without any delay. A few minutes later I was lounging on a rather swanky sofa staring at a large sign announcing that interest free credit was available and about one minute after that I was signing my life away for two sofas and a repair service in the case of damage to the leather.
I think the salesmen thought he had had a result with the damage insurance but little did he know that I have three cats who will undoubtedly bugger the furniture on a weekly basis. The repair man will be my best friend by the end of the year!
Time Will tell
I only hope that I don’t live to regret the rash purchase and now await delivery of the sofas with baited breath. I still haven’t decided on the paint as the testers have only complicated the issue. I am now refusing to go shopping for several months even if I actually need something. I fear that I could go out for some curtain hooks and order a full set of replacement windows whilst I am there. Come to think of it I need curtains. I think I had better order those online!
Author Bio: Sally Stacey is a keen writer and business owner who divides her time between writing and running her bridal shop.