Frequently in college, IT and I would go to WalMart to do a little shopping. (I know, I know - we were poor college kids and Target was a luxury we could rarely afford.)
So, we would get a cart and start through the store picking up things we "needed" as we walked. Undoubtedly, we would come close to filling the cart with all sorts of random by the time we made it back to the front of the store to check out.
Then, we would stand by a display and go through the cart discarding things that we didn't actually need. Typically only ending up with one or two things each. (You're welcome, Tucson WalMart workers for always giving you things to restock.)
Today, I was on Facebook and Pottery Barn announced that they were having a 75% off clearance sale. So of course I went there straight away to get all of things that I "need."
I shopped and shopped and put some adorable things in my cart.
Then it was time to checkout and I opened my cart, saw what it would cost to buy those things and clicked the "x" in the top corner of my web browser.
Then I got to thinking about how often I do that. Just yesterday, I was on Amazon to buy a birthday gift for a friend's child and I had to click "save for later" on three things in my Amazon shopping cart.
I bet for every online store that I visit there is a shopping cart full of stuff that I decided at the end of the trip wasn't worth the cost.
Does anyone else do this?
Also, did I ever tell you the story of the time IT and I were going to the paper store to get stickers and we ended up at the ER?
That's a good one.