~Thursday, March 03, 2011

Retail Therapy

I just got my credit card statement for the billing cycle following me getting dumped. From what I can tell, getting dumped cost me about $400.00.

  • $35.00 in random crap from Amazon. I think it included a season of How I Met Your Mother because if I can't date, then I can at least watch it on repeat.
  • $125.00 spent online buying new knitting needles and yarn to help ease my path into becoming a scary spinster.
  • $125.00 buying new workout gear to help prevent me from becoming an ugly, fat, scary spinster.
  • $120.00 in clothing in case there's hope for me yet.

Normally I rack up about $300 – $500 in credit card charges a month and pay off the entire balance. This month, my credit card statement was $880.00. It arrived in an envelope padded so thickly that I haven't seen one like it since I got accepted to my university. Ouch, ouch, ouch.

If anyone needs to find me over the next month, I'll be sitting on the couch in my apartment with the lights off.

14 comments:

MissM said...

(((Sarah))) At least you'll still get some use out of your parting gifts. All I do is eat....

Sarah said...

Parting gifts, LOL.

AmericanBridget (Jones) said...

You'll never be a fat, old spinster. I promise you that. You're too damn funny. Someone's going to snatch you up...maybe not soon, but it will happen.

I'll be the fat, old spinster over here in Texas. I might have to take up knitting and such!

Syd said...

Ha, I'm a big fan of retail therapy.

I always kind of thought of it as revenge purchases. "Oh, so you don't want me? Well, I'm going to look very fucking hot all these new things the next time you see me."

I do just like to buy clothing, anyway, though. Nothing makes me happier than a trip to Anthropologie!

Just Entertainment said...

Firstly, I discovered your blog yesterday and have already become addicted, having gone through the last seven or so months of entries thus far. Engrossing stuff.

Secondly, I love your comment about HIMYM. Love the show too and have been obsessively watching any sitcoms about relationships to evaluate where my 7-year stint may have gone awry (I know, totally scientific). This includes the new "Traffic Light" and "Perfect Couples" as well as random MTV reality junk...

I think I may need professional help.

soupemes said...

If it were me, you'd find me in my flat sat on the floor with the lights off - I'd've sold the couch :)

Good luck having a minimum-spend-month x

Tiffany said...

Oh my gosh....this blog seriously cracked me up! You're hilarious! I have no doubt that you will never be a fat spinster knitting her nights away!

~Tiffany
http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

Maura said...

I could put a down payment on a small condo with my charges to restaurants and bars...we all have different kinds of therapy.

andy said...

Well, this $400 could've become an iPhone...

Amber said...

With the exception of the DVDs, those are all investments in yourself and your hobbies.

And I'm pretty sure $400 isn't as bad as 40lbs lol.

You are full of awesome, Sarah! Keep hanging in there =).

Dream in Grey said...

I only have 1 rule



unless she's hot

anyway getting back to your actual point, i think we've all done that after a break-up. Maybe you should email him and tell him he owes you $400! (joke)

Me said...

Listen, that was worth it ;) remember all the guys checking you out running? Uhm. Yeah. Money well spent.

Jess said...

Been there...I was really proud of myself. I got my electric bill down to $12 and my gas bill to $30. It was a hard earned, not necessarily worth it, achievement.

cataclismical said...

Oh boy .. I so understand the "retail therapy" state of mind .. god knows how much I have spent .. but every single purchase has been with a "feck you arsehole" thought in my head! Now I just need to get a job to pay for it ... or grow up lol!

 

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