afraid to look

My mother’s philosophy to shopping is “Madziso haana hurombo” Translated, “The eyes know no poverty.”

Even if you have no money to buy, it doesn’t hurt to look.

Or doesn’t it?

It doesn’t feel too good when you’re window shopping and you see just the thing you need at just the right price but you just spent your last dime on some reasonably-priced gas…

You know what else doesn’t feel nice?
…when you just got a steal of a deal on that dinner set, only to find it at half the price 2weeks later…and you don’t have the receipt from the previous purchase any longer…

That’s why my Dad’s shopping philosophy is, “No window shopping!”

What’s the point of finding out you could have saved $50 if you had waited a week or two to make the purchase?
It just makes you feel bad!

So we walk around, afraid to look at the price tag in case we made a mistake and made the purchase too soon when we could have gotten a better deal…
Afraid to reflect on our decisions and choices because if we misstepped it will only make us feel bad…

Afraid to look

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