You know what I get for even thinking about splurging on that pottery barn chair?
A serious budget mishap! It's the universe's way of saying, hey, you want to spend an outrageous amount of money on a chair? Well then, let me show you how it will feel!
And what I'm feeling is sick to my stomach.
I get expensive haircuts. I wear so-so clothes, no makeup, and cheap Target shoes, so to take the visual sting out of my appearance, and make myself a little bit hipper, I spend way too much money on my hair.
It's worth every penny. My hair looks amazing! I have seriously great hair. It looks something like this (but better):
Today was one of my much anticipated haircut days. After my stylist was done blowdrying, she sprayed my hair with some sort of shine spray. And let me tell you, that stuff worked some MAGIC. My hair was shiny like a shampoo commercial! On my way to the counter to pay, I couldn't resist grabbing a bottle. They didn't have a price listed, but I figured it couldn't cost more than $20.
I also added a gift certificate to the total. My mom has been going to some shady places to get her short bob cut, and the results haven't exaclty been the best. I finally convinced her to see my stylist, but she hasn't gone yet. So I thought I would do a bit of nudging by getting her first cut for her.
The total seemed a bit high, but I figured it was just my bad math skills (which are actually quite good, but for some reason, on the spot addition has been giving me problems lately). It wasn't until I got to the car and started to drive away that I looked at the receipt and saw that the bottle of shine spray I'd gotten was $38!!
Are they kidding? $38? Never in a million years would I have suspected it cost that much! What normal people can afford $38 hair spray? And then I remembered that I get my hair cut smack dab in the middle of San Diego's wealthiest suburb. There are no normal people there.
So now I have to walk back into the super swanky salon, where I usually at least try to pretend that I belong, and return the shine spray. What on earth am I going to say that won't make me look like a total idiot?
There is just no way I can keep something so expensive. Even if it DID make my hair look super gorgeous.
Lesson learned! If I can't afford $38 shine spray, I have NO business thinking about buying a $794 chair.
The question is, after I make my shameful return, will I be able to go back?