I am a sales rep, which pretty much means I work alone most of the time. I spend my work hours doing reports or lead generation at my computer (which is currently in my bedroom right next to the kitty litter box – not the best for productivity!), driving around town visiting realtors, real estate social events or in real estate office sales meetings. I am blessed (some days it may be a curse though) to work with my mom every now and then… but for the most part I am riding solo, just like the hip-hop song.
Last week I was lucky enough to join forces with another “Suz” of sorts. Whether you go by Suz, Suzanne, Susan, or Suzy, whenever there are more than two together, things happen. We rocked out a few appointments, a huge realtor kick off, and some work stops around town. After two full days of working together though, we needed to swing by Target for just a simple table cloth (for her).
For me, Target is typically a recreational thing… or a form of therapy. It depends on the day. I know the departments and I usually stay up on what’s new. Am I proud to admit the fact that I spend my free time aimlessly wandering around Target? No. Do I spend Friday nights there? Not anymore. Do I spend to much money on their inexpensive yet totally adorable sweaters even though I have a few of them already in my closet? All-The-Time. But hey, it could be worse. At least I am not spending all my time and money at the Coach Factory Store or Tiffany’s.
In order to get to the table cloth section you have to walk through the bedding section, or so we told ourselves. You would think, that as someone who is so marketing and sales driven, I wouldn’t let something like an aisle end cap stop me in my tracks. But it did. And I stopped.
Folks, I highly recommend you say no to impulse shopping, especially in this economy. BUT if a blanket as soft as a new lamb’s wool that heats up as it hugs you to sleep like you’re in a cozy cocoon is the item that grabs your attention – YOU STOP and YOU PURCHASE. Immediately.