Monday, April 20, 2009

Saving Money Unethically

While I'm trying to find a time-friendly, passion-agreeing second job to supplement my income I'm stuck making pennies (I do love PR, though, so it makes it tolerable). I am a budget-shopper, recessionista to the nth degree, which helps. I restrict my budget when it comes to "want" items - those non-necessities that are just fun to have. For example, on Saturday I'm going to the Queen's Cup Steeplechase, and while I would have loved a hat, I decided to go budget-friendly and purchase a huge, fun flower at Michael's for $2.99 and a thin plastic headband from WalMart for $0.96 and make a derby headband. I was pretty pleased with the results, but not thrilled.

During lunch today my precious friend MK and I popped over to TJ Maxx where I fell in love with the perfect derby hat. You must understand that I have an enormously large head and hats generally don't fit me, but this one was perfect. It was also accompanied by a $24.99 price tag, which was much too much for such an impractical, frivolous purchase. Well, the Black Polka Dot inside me came forth and formulated the brilliant idea to leave the price tags on the hat (they're on the inside), wear it on Saturday (remove it if sweat becomes an issue), then return it, so I bought it. Yes, I am the lowest of the low. How immature and terrible of me. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and even though Little explained that I clearly don't have a conscience for doing so, sometimes you have to compromise ethics to look smashing.


Will I follow through with my rebellious ways? We'll see. Methinks yes.

8 comments:

LuLu Lake said...

I have done that with a dress once. No worries. Sometimes a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do!
;-)

CTB said...

You rebel, you. :)

Brittney said...

I found myself laughing out loud at this one. I am pinching pennies too, girl!!

The Pink Chick said...

You are too funny! Wear the hat and return it without another thought! By the way, I too have a large head. Hats never fit me!

parkaveprincess said...

haha! Honestly, that's a good idea. Have fun!

Needs Help said...

A girls got to do what a girls got to do! I'm sure you'll look fabulous!

Lobster said...

OR you could buy a hat at Harris Teeter. That's what Mich did last year (shhh)

Anonymous said...

What would Jesus think about this?