The New Year Sales Fun Guide to Retail Amnesia is my way of starting this year with a bit of humour to get you in the mood for an enjoyable year.
Ok. There’s another reason for doing this. You’ll see it next week.
The original article was written near my birthday in 2013. It was created in response to a throw-away comment by the sales assistant while I was spending an instore reward discount voucher.
It applies at any time of the year, especially now with the New Year Sales.
We women are a sneaky lot when it comes to buying clothes and hiding the purchases and the cost from those close to us. OK. I am. Maybe you aren’t.
Here for all stylish Baby boomer women is my short list of excuses/lies/amnesia (choose your word) that we use when our husband or partner or mother or daughter says ‘I haven’t seen that item before. Where did that come from?’
A Few More Retail Amnesia Excuses –
* I found it cheap in the second-hand shop.
* Mary (substitute name of friend) was clearing out her wardrobe and gave this to me.
* They had a great ‘buy one, get the second half-price’ deal (everyone’s doing this at the moment).
I haven’t physically been to the New Year Sales yet. I am, however, lusting over a pair of shoes I found online at a third of their retail price. It’s hard to hide an online delivery with a retired husband who is home a lot. The price is ‘husband-right’. The shoes are black and white. Of course I can come up with a rational reason for an emotional buy.
If you can add some more retail amnesia buying excuses, go below and comment. Let’s have some fun.