Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Why I Deserve a Prize

I went to Walgreen's for contact solution. I came out of Walgreen's with contact solution.

AND NOTHING MORE.*


Also, the rest of the Paris pics are up.


*That may not sound like a big deal, but trust me, it is. I spend half my paycheck at Walgreen's. I go in for a $8 bottle of contact solution and come out with $40 worth of magazines, the latest lotion that promises to make some body part firmer and tighter, a 3-in-1 spatula/spoon/tongs utensil, an "As Seen on TV" ab exerciser, a Venus Flytrap (not kidding, they were selling them the other day), beef jerky, lip gloss, and anything else I might find mildly scintillating.

18 comments:

Mac said...

Amazing restraint!

Robert said...

You walked by a grip-n-flip and didn't buy it? That is some amazing restraint.

kate said...

I do the same thing at Wal-mart! LOL. :)

Captain Bee said...

I'm a dude so I can't relate to this horrible shopping addiction that all women seem to have. Us guys only buy what we come in for, and we only buy it when we absolutely have to.

The Muse said...

We do a thrice-weekly trip to CVS up the street from us. I, too, spend an inordinate amount of money at that place. I can definitely empathize with you.

LocuTus of Borg said...

Yea I do the same with Wal-mart too. Go in for shampoo and end up with a chair, new towel, shaving creme, deoderant, couple candles, some cards for upcoming birthdays, and couple DVDs. Geez $10 gets into $70 >:)

Chris F. said...

I hate that place. I bought a poker table top, a shoulder massager...I almost never leave there with only what I was looking for. I don't get it! Why is Walgreen's merchandise so seductive?

kari said...

I'm very proud of you. The dirty bastards put one RIGHT NEXT DOOR to my office and it's killin' me!

Chris F. said...

French Graffiti: "Our true enemies are in ourselves"

jevanking™ said...

Yeah, I'm linking you right now on my blog--I've seen it all. You obviously are just as pompous as I am and want your blog to take over the world. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I love your blog and it reminds me a lot of mine. Plus you are from the Midwest--just like me...keep it up.

Jen said...

Have you noticed how blogs have almost an incestuous circle of participants--there are lot of people I recognize here from my own blog and a couple others I frequent (hey, jevanking and LOB).

But what I wanted to ACTUALLY say is--I love WalMart and Target.

That is all.

Miss_Vicki said...

I'm the same way with Target, I cannot go into that store and spend less than $50, under any circumstances. Awesome!

Molly said...

Nice to know that I am not the only Walgreen's-aholic, I adore that place! I am impressed that you showed such resolve!

Night Flier said...

I can relate...last time I went to Walgreens to pick up some Advil...I walked out with a $100 shiatsu massage chair too!! But man I love that thing!!!

random-girl said...

that is amazing! i know how difficult such restraint is. i normally walk into the store, buy everything else except what i intended to buy (i tend to be forgetful) - which forces me to go back the next day...
thx for dropping by my blog btw

SLynnRo said...

Target is the death of me. Piece of advice- when they ask you if you want a Target Guest Card- JUST SAY NO!

JeN said...

after reading this all i can think about is owning a venus flytrap

Virgo Kitten said...

That's the same reason I avoid CVS like the plague. That place is overpriced, too.

Do you know anyone who has tried that cellulite reducing thigh stuff that I think L'Oreal just put out? Hmm...