After a 10 hour shift, I come home and Cutie already has a drink and dinner waiting for me (LOVE HIM!!). The drink was a perfect one to unwind with: brandy with champagne. After an hour or so, I got the impulse to do some online shopping with my credit card. That is when I had to pull myself together, go to my dresser drawer and take a good look at what happened the last time I overspent while drinking.
Booze + Money= Instant Wallet Drain!
I remember the first time it happened: I was visiting my first motorcycle festival with my friends and we were having a blast walking from tent to tent, ogling different types of merchandise. We stopped at a tent that sold shirts of all kinds. A small tight black shirt with hearts and wings caught my eye. I walked out of that tent $47 poorer and clueless about what had happened. The next morning I had buyer’s regret: I lost the receipt and I didn’t remember which tent I bought the shirt from.
But I remember eating this!
Unfortunately I can only wear that shirt on occasion so that it can last longer without wearing out.
With this reminder, I closed the Amazon website and sobered up to the fact that if I gave in to my alcohol-induced implusion, I would have to work more hours to pay my credit card bill next month.
If you find yourself in a similar situation, try your best to remember the last time you’ve overspent when you don’t want to. If you have to, staple your reminder (a picture, the item itself) on the wall close to your computer: