Lately, I find myself wanting to spend. No, wait, that’s not quite right. I find myself wanting to buy.
I keep seeing “deals” online and considering how much cash back I’d get, and I’ll get about halfway to convincing myself it’s decent savings before I realize what I’m doing.
Partly, it’s because we’ve had to do some spending lately. I spent a good chunk of time searching online for the best deals. There were pet supplies to consider, I stocked up on some bras, and there were a few other odds and ends — including the search for the shower chair.
Funnily enough, if you spend the better part of three to four weeks online searching for deals, you don’t quite know what to do with yourself when suddenly you have what you need.
But there’s another element at work here: my job. I now work in customer service, so I deal with people all day in regards to retail purchases. And some of these people spend. And spend. And then spend some more. It’s a little terrifying in some cases.
I think the fact that I deal with (often large) purchases all day is rubbing off on me a bit.
Don’t worry, I’m still a miser at heart. I’m not letting it get to me. Still, it’s a little bit of a departure from my normal state of mind. It’s jarring, to say the least.
Do you guys ever notice spending to be contagious? What’s the cause?