Sunday, February 14, 2010

Slightly Delayed Gratification

Last weekend I was shopping at my Westfield Shopping Centre and as usual, gravitated towards my favourite kid's shop, Pumpkin Patch.  I saw some great boardies for LJ for next summer, and then were marked down more than 50 per cent.  I was so tempted, but we have a lot of bills coming up, and rather than throwing everything on the credit card, then getting stressed at the end of the month, I decided to put off my purchase until either we had another pay in the bank, or I had decided that LJ really didn't need these boardies.
After seriously contemplating my dilemma for the week, I decided to go back yesterday.  Thankfully they were still on the rack, so I went up to purchase the board shorts with cash.  You can imagine my surprise and excitement when I discovered at the cash register that they were another 20 per cent off the already reduced price.  I was so tempted to shop some more, with that discovery, but I held back.  This is a great example of when my delayed gratification actually paid off.

1 comment:

  1. We have Westfields in London too; actually, one's being built 5 mins away from me at the mo'.

    Congrats on the bargain. Hope LJ liked them.

    Take care and have a good week.