I thought I had passed the age that peer pressure can have its go on me. But I was wrong. I realised this when lunch time I went to shopping with one of my colleagues to buy a couple of sympathy cards for clients.
We went to the Target and there was a big sale on almost everything, especially on clothing. As a very natural result of of that, my colleague and I started to browse through all the stuff out of the interest of an ordinary woman.
Then I saw a black coat priced from original $79.99 down to $9.86. I couldn’t believe it. However I think it very nice and probably would suit me very well for this season, but I didn’t have an intention to buy it. Well, my colleague, who already had grabbed 3 or 4 things in her hands and pushed me to have a try. I did. Then I found myself quite like it When I tried to put it back to the rack, my colleague was holding her stuff and already made her mind to bring the things home. Just by looking at her face, I know that she must be very satisfied with the good deal-to-be. Then she asked me “aren’t you gonna get it? You look really good with it….”
Well, am I gonna get it? at this point, I guess I started to loose. “Why not?…at least it’s a good deal. Where can I find a second fine jacket with a decent design that could drop its price by almost 90%? It’s almost an impossibly good bargain…” I tried to convinced myself, and all the reasons I had given sound all very good. And one more important thing, there is only one piece left and it’s just right for my size, isn’t this a sign? How can you resist this????!
You know what? We two women brought two shopping bags back to the office. Among in these two bags, there were only two poor paper cards sat lonely and quietly in a very small corner, which are actually related to the initial purpose for our today’s journey. The rest of it, wow…you name it!