Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Now I Shop Alone

By Raquel Franco

There was a time in my life when I may have had a little shopping problem. I would have about five shirts in my closet with the tags still on them and no food in the fridge. So, yeah you could say I was a shopaholic. And I was pretty open about the things I spent. Well, a little more than open. I loved showing off my purchases to who ever was available for a small runway show. And whenever I went shopping my caller id should have had a warning sign so that my friends would know that I was calling to give them a fashion update.

After a few months, well more like years of going broke with style my debt caught up to me and was beating me with a club. And of course I blabbed to my friends about this as well. So why was I so upset when I suddenly felt myself being ganged up on by my friends?

I was shopping with a friend one day and she started giving me the third degree about the shoes I was buying. Was I on trial for something? Apparently I was on trial for too many shop and runs. I started to feel like I couldn't tell her when I went shopping. In fact I stopped telling everyone and now I shop alone so I won't be judged. Everyone started telling me what to do financially and not one of them was financially stable themselves. I never said anything to anyone else when they were blowing their month's rent on needless thing. When is it okay to cross the line and talk money with your friends? Is it never? Money should be kept in your wallet not in your friend's advice. And shopping should be for bonding not judging.

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1 comment:

Eliza said...

I love this article! It's so much like me. I can't even tell you how many times I've done the exact same thing. My bills suffer to satisfy my clothing/accessory needs!


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