Monday, October 20, 2008

Shopping without purpose


Generally speaking, I hate shopping without a purpose. But, every once in a while, I do it just to remind myself how much I hate doing it. Why? I have no idea, just something I do.

Today, I went to the doctor to have my stitches removed. Let me tell you, if you have never had it done before, it is a much simpler procedure than getting those things IN was! :-) The skin we had biopsied turned out to be a combination of sun exposure (no cancer) and an severely infected hair follicle. So, let this serve as a warning to you folks - check your follicles. If they are left untended, you may wind up face-down on a cold table with the doctor slicing open your leg... I'm just sayin...

After the doctor's appointment, I ran to the post office to mail off the first batch of my "Tribecards Trick-or-Treat" giveaway boxes. On the way home, I stopped in at the new Dollar General store we have in town. We've had one for years, but this is the NEW one that was just built to replace the old one.

Why? Because I had not been in there yet, and evidently I needed to remind myself that I hate shopping without a purpose.

Do they Dollar Generals where you live? These are not "Everything's a Dollar" or "Dollar Tree" stores. These are like a step down from K-Mart. I suppose they are a step sideways from Fred's, if you are familiar with those. If not, well, I can't think of what else it might be like. Think cheap, discount items.

I picked up a Razorbacks air freshener for my truck (which I needed) and a M&Ms ice cream cookie sandwich (which I didn't need). I walked around the store for about 15-20 minutes and that was the fruit of my labor. Well, I did work my leg some, so I guess that's always good, right?

I do not have to have a list when I go shopping, but a REASON for being there is a huge plus.

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