Saturday, October 22, 2005

Frugal Philosophying: Ms. Overstocked

Sometimes I get overstuffed
from wanting so much stuff.

For example, I now have nine bottles of hair conditioner around my house. Of course, it's all sale merchandise. But how much do I really need? I can only use a handful at a time. But every week, there I am, hunting for hair conditioner deals on the printed pages of the seven-day flyers from CVS/Walgreens/Target.

More, more, more. And that's a problem. Wanting stuff -- trinkets, trophies and truimphs -- can be an expensive and obesssive passion.

I fear that I've wasted too much of my life (and money) by shopping, shopping, shopping and always, always wanting more.

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