I recently traveled to Italy with my daughter to visit my mother. Shopping was our favorite pastime, there.
On one of our shopping trips, I came across a cute little doggie purse that I thought would be perfect as a gift for a little girl I know. After choosing the dog breed, I proceeded to pick one that had a hanging thread, nothing bad: it could have been easily cut off with scissors.
My daughter quickly pointed out that defect, and I explained that I wanted that purse because of the defect, “what if nobody else would pick it?”.
My daughter started to laugh with an incredulous look on her face “Are you serious?” she asked. Of course I was.
I’ve always shopped this way; it’s kind of a curse, because, for example, if I pick up an onion at a grocery store, and then I see another one that looks better, I cannot put the first one down because I think that I would make it feel bad.
Maybe I watch too many cartoons, as I give “life” to inanimate objects, but that’s how it is. I love imagining to live in a cartoon.
Today I came across a post from the PostSecret blog [PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard].
I was so happy to find out I am not the only one feeling this way!!!!
Here is the post and two comments from readers:
Sent: Sunday, July 13, 2008 11:10 AM
I’m the kind of person who can’t separate a bunch of bananas in the store because they’ll miss each other. I have to buy the whole bunch, or none at all.
Sent: Sunday, July 13, 2008 12:41 AM
i buy the saddest “charlie brown” christmas tree i can find every year because i feel sorry for it, knowing no one else would ever choose it.
i love that part of me.