I made a purchase. It was within my guidelines of “it must be used or come from a thrift store”, but let me confess, I didn’t need it. Here’s the short story…
Once upon a time, many years ago, a girl with ADHD and a love for colorful and shiny objects, bought an expensive bowl at an art show, for a ridiculous (undisclosed) amount of money. Oh how she loved the bowl and prominently displayed it in her house.
This week, while shopping at Goodwill in Boston, she found the matching divided serving tray for $5. Conflicted with should she or should she not buy it, she quickly scooped it off the shelf and bought it. It travelled home with her, snuggled in a padded compartment of her backpack, next to her computer.
Feeling somewhat guilty, knowing she did not need this, she at least knew she was supporting a good thrift store and decided upon returning home, that she would clean out her kitchen cabinets, donating all unused items to the local thrift store.
If it wasn’t for a bad buy, she might not recognize a good buy. After all, good buys are hard to find, so if you find one, you shouldn’t pass it up, right? She and her good buy lived happily ever after. The end.