I am sure that many of you can relate to the need for some retail therapy every now and then but I need retail therapy daily. Sometimes, it doesn't have to be actually buying something but at least a couple of times a day, I am on the websites of some of my favorite stores, looking to see what they have new, what's on sale and what can I buy.
Per my BFF, "Bargain Betty," I need to get the most for my money. She bargains shops and really does pretty good at it. Me, on the other hand, not so much! Yes, I like a good deal as much as the next woman but I am not dissuaded by something that is not on sale. If I want it, I buy it. Even if it is a couple of hundred. I also don't believe in layaway. I want it NOW! I don't want to wait to take it home. That's like teasing me with something that I can't have at the moment and I never did like a tease!
Some people are addicted to drugs, cigarettes and things that can physically do them harm. Shopping is an addiction that can't physically harm you, however, like a drug, it can give you a high. When I purchase something I feel as though I am on a retail high. I float through the stores like Spike Lee floated through his movies...on Cloud 9. If shopping is my drug then I want no part of recovery and although it can be a problem in that I have a house full of stuff that I forget I have or that I don't need, I would rather be a shopaholic and be happy then not being able to shop at all and be extremely sad. Shopping to me is happiness!