Seduced.

By alison January 12, 2007 12 Comments 1 Min Read

Embrace

I cannot resist the lure of the supermarket. I went today and came out shaking my head in housewifely sorrow having somehow managed to spend twice the amount of money I intended to spend before I was seduced by a whole load of things I don’t need.

Such as?  Well let me see…

A set of plastic monkey dishes and spoons for Finley.   A box of violet creams going cheap because the box was bashed.  Three  huge bottles of conditioner  on three for two.   Two packets of crumpets on two for one. Two pairs of jeans for Finn. Three magazines. Too much cheese. Spotty knickers for me. Tinned soup. In fact five tins of the stuff I will probably never eat!! (In case the world freezes overnight.) A cheap paperback. Blue berry cordial. Another packet of caster sugar. Ten glittery gel pens. (Why? Why? Why??)  Some spare light bulbs. Two packets of jelly and some semi-permanent hair dye.

There is just no excuse for a single item on my "bought accidentally list". None whatsoever. I walk around listening to the sensible me telling the naughty, self indulgent me to put this stuff and nonsense back. And the naughty me wins everytime. I am so disappointed in both of us.

I swear supermarkets will be the death of both my diet and my financial  health. Pity I didn’t read this before  I entered  the God-forsaken  place.

Is it just me? Does greed get the better of you in the confectionery aisle? Is it time to only shop local and abandon supermarkets altogether?

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12 Comments

  1. You are soo not alone, although I am most envious that your supermarket does violet creams, bashed or not! Oh, foundation goes in the basket, and a face mask, and some jam, books, always books, and so much more! And now my nearest one does clothes as well- I had to literally wrestle a shirt back onto the hanger! All because it was reduced to £8- and I dont even wear shirts!

  2. You are soo not alone, although I am most envious that your supermarket does violet creams, bashed or not! Oh, foundation goes in the basket, and a face mask, and some jam, books, always books, and so much more! And now my nearest one does clothes as well- I had to literally wrestle a shirt back onto the hanger! All because it was reduced to £8- and I dont even wear shirts!

  3. Kim says:

    I'm not allowed in the candy or bakery aisle, because goodness knows what I'll come out with!
    By the way, your supermarket sounds much more thoroughly stocked than mine–clothing! books!

  4. Kim says:

    I'm not allowed in the candy or bakery aisle, because goodness knows what I'll come out with!
    By the way, your supermarket sounds much more thoroughly stocked than mine–clothing! books!

  5. You're not the only one! I spend more money when I am feeling very happy : I feel like I am on top of the world and can afford everything in the supermarket. I now avoid shopping when in that mood, it's destructive!!!!

  6. You're not the only one! I spend more money when I am feeling very happy : I feel like I am on top of the world and can afford everything in the supermarket. I now avoid shopping when in that mood, it's destructive!!!!

  7. Karen says:

    I know what you mean. I had three lovely, lovely primroses in my basket. Cheerful, bright yellow, red, and purple… they were beautiful. All three for under $5. A real bargain. I know they would have brightened my home now that all of the Christmas greens are gone, but I went into the store to buy fish and veg for supper and nothing more. I ended up leaving them in the checkout line with many apologies to the clerk for changing my mind. I still think of them, but I know I have a paper sack full of paperwhites and hyacinth to force. I just have to get them in water!

  8. Karen says:

    I know what you mean. I had three lovely, lovely primroses in my basket. Cheerful, bright yellow, red, and purple… they were beautiful. All three for under $5. A real bargain. I know they would have brightened my home now that all of the Christmas greens are gone, but I went into the store to buy fish and veg for supper and nothing more. I ended up leaving them in the checkout line with many apologies to the clerk for changing my mind. I still think of them, but I know I have a paper sack full of paperwhites and hyacinth to force. I just have to get them in water!

  9. Elaine says:

    http://www.northernharvest.co.uk
    Revolutionised my shopping life (and I think they deliver to your neck of the woods) 🙂 I not only set foot in supermarkets maybe twice a month for loo rolls and laundry stuff now – I started using my local shops (and was shocked to find how few there are – but the ones who have survived are bloody good). I have no affiliation with the above – just a happy customer. In case you think I'm some kind of paragon – far from it – I still leak money 🙂

  10. Elaine says:

    http://www.northernharvest.co.uk
    Revolutionised my shopping life (and I think they deliver to your neck of the woods) 🙂 I not only set foot in supermarkets maybe twice a month for loo rolls and laundry stuff now – I started using my local shops (and was shocked to find how few there are – but the ones who have survived are bloody good). I have no affiliation with the above – just a happy customer. In case you think I'm some kind of paragon – far from it – I still leak money 🙂

  11. Karla says:

    It is definitely not just you! Misery loves company you know. If you need to talk, you'll find me in the chocolate, makeup, stationery and magazine aisles.

  12. Karla says:

    It is definitely not just you! Misery loves company you know. If you need to talk, you'll find me in the chocolate, makeup, stationery and magazine aisles.

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