I skipped a post on what I regretted about my August credit card bill, but I can’t do the same for September. I am annoyed by a $18.17 Target charge because it is proof that I gave into boredom buying.
Part of the purchase – a gift for a friend going through a rough period – I don’t regret. What aggravates me is the $12.99 I spent on a beige bra.
I avoid bra shopping as long as possible. But when I found myself with hours to kill after a friend’s plane was delayed, I headed to Target. Not my first choice; I had already eaten dinner, the movie theater was in a dead hour, and if I played another game of Fruit Ninja on my iPricey iPhone, it would leave me directionless to get back to the airport. Target it was.
What did I need, I asked myself. New socks? No. More T-shirts? NO. A new purse? NO! New bras? Unfortunately, yes. No more pushing it off. After trying on a number and vowing to do more sit ups – dressing room lights seem to accentuate my muffin top – I headed to checkout.
That was weeks ago and I still haven’t taken the tags off my new bra. I tried it on again at home and regretted not holding out for a sale at Macy’s, where in the past I have purchased higher quality Calvin Klein bras on clearance for about $15 each.
I was bored and turned to shopping. I spent money and immediately regretted it, but not enough to walk directly from checkout to customer service. I imagine the conversation would have gone something like this.
“Um, hi. I spent 25 minutes trying on bras, purchased this one 11 seconds ago, and now want to return it.”
How foolish to have made the purchase! I am clinging to my receipt and plan to return it.
Reviewing and disclosing my credit card regrets to all of you helps me spend less. Have you reviewed your credit card bill this month?
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