I have been searching for a pair of shoes to wear with the two cutest dresses that grace my closet right now. The lovely daughter recommended sand color or so. There I went this morning. Saw an ad in the newspaper that showed shoes were 65% off in this particular store.
It just happened that in order to get to that store, I had to go through another one that I like a lot. Went to the Shoes Department and they were having a 75% off. 10% is a mean great additional discount, considering the status of our national debt and my pocketbook. 2+2=4. So 10% additional discount makes a lot of sense. Found pair #1, the shoes that I really went for. When I checked the price on the price checker, it was from a lot of money to under $15!! I thought, Wow! That means that with that 10% I can buy another pair. Found pair #2. Then my eyes kept scanning the sales rack, and with the assistance of a very cheerful sales person, pair #3 happened, and eventually pair #4 to wear with my jeans during the Florida’s coming fall. Rationalizing and more rationalizing. All sounds just great.
By the time the adding, subtracting and then an additional 10% with a coupon I had from the newspaper, the final tab was under $48. Subscribing to the newspaper pays off. Coupons pay for the price of the subscription. My way of justifying everything.
Am I a happy camper? You bet! I am ready for next summer, next fall and also ready to go dancing, whenever that happens, hopefully before I get ready to be incinerated. I am already practicing my merengue, salsa, Indian, rap, hard beat, soft beat and everything else in between.
I am so happy right now, I could sing through my typing. Actually it is happening. So little makes me happy. Love my new shoes, and saved a lot of money.
So…it was today…31 August, 2011…a day of helping our national economy, mine, and having great looking shoes.
Your Happy Contessa
“All fortune belongs to him/her who has a contented mind. It is not the whole earth covered with leather for him/her whose feet are encased in shoes?” from the Panchatantra, 2nd Century B.C. collection of Hindu tales.