Today Betsy and I went to fetch a Barrister Book Case for my fabric. I wanted something that is enclosed to store the fabric. I found it on Craigslist and she helped me with her truck.
When we got there, both of us knew that it was over priced and cheaply made. I bought it anyway. I felt obligated, since I had said that I would buy it.
"I am sure you would pay more for it brand new at Wal Mart."
"Be careful of the back. Don't break the cardboard."
"Look genuine imitation cherry veneer."
Between her teasing me and my perseverating, we have spent the morning laughing and lamenting all at the same time about it. Of course, we also remembered all the deals we made along with some of the other really really stupid purchases. We vowed that we would, in the future, save each other from similar mistakes.
"You have to save me, next time Betsy. Just tell me 'No.'
"Yes, but I thought you really wanted it. OK how about if you ask me 'What do you think?' and that way if you really want it, you can say so, otherwise we can just say we're sorry and leave."
"OK, I guess that could work. Still, I can't believe I bought it. You should have jumped in and stopped me."
"But I thought you really wanted it."
"I did! But it was just STUPID of me to buy it!"
Betsy is such a good friend. She just HAD to make me feel better.
"Well, remember that [expletive deleted] Pfaff that I bought that has too many steps and I can't figure out how to work and I hate? See, I do it too. You were there. You were supposed to stop me then, too!"
"So, when I am about to spend too much on a piece of junk, just say: