Saturday, September 15, 2012
A Glimpse Inside My Perfume Obsessed Morning
A clip from this morning's conversation over coffee:
Me: Wow, the 20% off coupon I got for my birthday from one of my perfume sites still works!
B-man: Good, are you going to order something?
Me: I'm thinking of ordering L'Agent perfume while I'm still testing my Montale samples, but I have a dilemma.
B-man lowers the newspaper and turns toward me.
Me: If I spend just another $16.36, I get free shipping.
B-man: How much is shipping?
Me: I don't know...seven to ten bucks, I guess. Maybe I'll look through the clearance section for something else to order around $20.
B-man: You're not going to find anything decent for $20. Why don't you order a second perfume that you actually like and will wear, even if it's a replacement perfume?
Me: But then I'll spend as much as a full bottle of Montale and will have blown my birthday perfume allowance.
B-man: Says who?
Me: Who do you think? Inner Farm Girl.
B-man: Look, I'd much rather you spend more money on really good perfumes than end up with a bunch of cheap stuff you don't wear and then give away.
Me: But how can I justify buying a Montale if I end up loving one of the samples I'm testing in the meantime?
B-man: Well...you decided not to go to Sniffapalooza this year, which would have cost a lot more than a few nice perfumes, right?
Me: Hmmm, true. Plus, I decided to stay home and cook today instead of going shopping and spending money on frivolous stuff.
B-man: That's right.
Me: So really, I'll be dollars ahead if I simply buy perfumes online today.
B-man: My thoughts exactly.
Me: But what the hell is going to be my second perfume to get the free shipping?
B-man: Now, you're on your own.
Me: At least I know how I'll be spending my day.
Just one more reason I love the B-man.
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