Today’s writing prompt from the magical book of “300 writing prompts,”
You have been given $100 on the condition that you must spend the money all on yourself. What will you do with it?
Well, I’d likely go to the store, pick out a few articles of clothing that I think I like and then hem-and- haw about actually going up the register and buying them. It’s a bad habit I have. My husband finds it annoying, but it’s a flaw I just can’t seem to kick and, well, he’s lucky I'm not one of those gals that drops $300 on a purse or "apple bottom jeans and boots with the fur..."
I don’t get my nails done, I’ve never had a pedicure and I dye my own hair at home. I gravitate to the clearance rack in any store like the positive end of a magnet to its mate. I simply cannot fathom spending $30 on a single t-shirt. In fact, a lot of my clothes come from consignment or second hand stores (for everyone who just made a face, I'd say 80% of the clothes I find there still have the original tag on and I pay one third the original cost. AND everything is washed (obviously) before it's worn.)
The fact is I ABSOLUTELY HATE spending money on myself. I will gladly stroll into a store and drop a couple hundred dollars on Shelby, my husband, or the fur kids, but to buy a $10 shirt for myself, you must be out of your mind.
I rationalize that, that money could be (and no doubt will be) spent on something much more important or pressing. Electric bill, water bill, gas bill, the mortgage, groceries, home repairs, the dogs medicine, you name it almost anything qualifies as more important or worthy of a few dollars than anything I could buy for myself.
BUT, if I absolutely had to buy something for myself I’d buy…wait for it…BRAS!!!! A good, supportive bra for a 34DDD is $50 + so I would get myself two new over-the-shoulder-boulder-holders!