May 4th, 2005

Roman

Spendthrift

For a long time I was a pay-as-you-go person. I had one or two credit cards but didn't use them much. Lately, though, I have had to use them for a number of reasons. And this week I went over the line and used them for things I didn't absolutely have to. Yesterday I bought a new digital camcorder and accessories, one I've been wanting for a long time, and today I paid for a new pair of glasses. The glasses - my present pair is scratched and it is difficult to wear them these days - so I can almost justify that. I could, however, have gone somewhere to get cheaper glasses. But I didn't want to spend my days doing that. Just wanted it done.

On the other hand, I just got a $15 haircut, cheap, cheap. And it's a cheap haircut. I have no doubt of that. Because I had my eyes examined today and my pupils are still enlarged, I am not sure what I got...either in the haircut or the glasses.  No matter. Neither one is a life or death matter. I'm glad I went ahead with these things even though it's costing me. Sometimes I just can't spend any more time on getting the best possible deal.