I need to get a grip on my shopping. I'm not as bad as many - and I'm a lot better than some - but I need to process. Mind you, I've been up with a poorly bear every night this week so I can excuse some lapses.
I was buying presents on behalf of father for ladies. There were three ladies in question. In M&S you could buy an item of jewellery and get the second item half price. This would only work if there were four ladies, not three. Otherwise I would be missing out on a bargain.
Can I just quietly mention THIS IS WHY SHOPS DO THESE SALES, IT IS TO GET YOU TO BUY MORE THAN YOU WANT.
Sigh. I got four. However as I trundled home on the over stuffed bus I realised that there was a fourth lady, and it was just as well. It would have served me right if I hadn't thought of them, it is embarrassing that I fell for a trick like that. If I had bought three necklaces at £15 each, with the buy one and get the second half price, I would have spent £37.50. I actually bought four and spent £45. I spent £7.50 more than I needed to (okay, in this instance it was a lucky fluke as I realised that there was actually a fourth lady, but only later).
I got the picture from the M&S website - I think it is the same one but I got it in four different colours and they all look beautiful. I was tempted for myself, but at least I resisted that temptation.
I need to get a better grip on my shopping.