During this last year I have been very lucky. Since my profession is classed as essential workers both my wife and I have continued to work in our offices throughout the lockdown. Obviously with social distancing and face masks etc. We have obviously not been able to go to all of the restaurants, gigs, cinemas, holidays that we would normally do. Financially we have never been so well off but that has tempted me to waste money on stuff I don’t really need, some of it has been okay but some has been a complete waste of money.Some even fell into the category of What was I thinking?
Just some examples here:
An online course in criminology – I didn’t do even one minute of one tutorial.
Some socks with famous artworks on them – so badly made I couldn’t even get them off my feet once I had worn them.
A pack of 48 Toilet rolls from China. When they hadn’t arrived I complained and they refunded me the money. They arrived the next day – bonus.
Some hair clippers again from China. The well know brands had all sold out, Absolutely useless unless you didnt mind having your hair torn to shreds.
A well known Pasta online delivery to your door subscription. Quality not bad but no better than what you can get in Waitrose. The first delivery was left outside my garage in the pouring rain. The package was soggy when I discovered it. Tried two deliveries – cancelled.
Some Everedge garden borders made of steel. Actually not bad but hardly essential.
Lots of good cd/lp purchases but many that I bought on impulse without much thought being given to why I was buying them. A boxset of all Motown number ones. I like the classic sixties Motown singles but not the later stuff. This is still in its box unplayed and will try to sell on Discogs at some later date.
So am i the only one – I hope there are others amongst us who are also prone to extravagant or unnecessary purchases and don’t mind sharing their embarrassment on here.