We got our income tax return back last week. We always stick most of it in savings, but there are a few things we go buy - new undies, socks and shoes for everyone. Buying those three things means going to actual stores where they sell new things. Bright, shiny, new things. Today it was shoe shopping day. I don't enjoy shoe shopping. My standard summer shoe is a pair of white Skechers. I don't wear flip flops or heels or sandals or any other kind of shoe. Just my Skechers. Purchasing Skechers means going to the dreaded Shoe Store. I loathe the shoe store. It reeks of leather and plastic. It is completely boring if you don't like shoes. There isn't anything else to look at once you are done buying your shoes when the boys are still looking. The only other thing to look at is socks. And, that is actually more boring than looking at shoes!
I did find my Skechers, then I left to go next door to the $1.00 Jewelry Galore store. I figured jewelry had to be more fun to look at than shoes. But, it was just rows upon rows of bright, shiny, new plastic baubles and beads. I suppose it was was pretty enough, but it was all just too matchy-matchy, new bright and shiny.
So, after a day of retail shopping and looking at aisle after aisle of new bright shiny things, I really, really, really needed some thrift therapy. I needed to look at old junk. Previously loved junk. Rusty, crusty dusty junk. (And, I really needed to find a treasure to sell to recoup some of that $150.00 we dropped on shoes!)
I walked up and down the aisles looking for just the right thing to apease my need for rust. For crust. For dust. For junk. Something chippy. Something shabby. Something well used and well loved.
Ah, that's better.
So, are you a bright and shiny shopper or a rusty crusty shopper?
(If you have read this far, I think I know the answer!)