The 20 Pound Purse
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|Wed, 06-04-2003 - 1:24am|
My best friend carries a purse that is almost 20 pounds heavy, no kidding!!!! We were shopping one day, and I offered to hold her bag while she went to try on a dress.....she REALLY HESITATED to let me hold it.....she was embarrased for me to find out that it was FULL of change on the bottom. (I found the weight of the purse absolutely shocking...boy, is she going to have back problems!) I said she should turn it into the bank at least for paper money, but she absolutey refused. Over time, I have come to realize that she grew up so poor (due to the parents' poor money management) that the weight of the money in the purse is comforting to her. She can FEEL it is there. I don't hold her purse anymore.
I have another friend who is always living on the edge because she can't stop spending. She's anticipating some major life changes in the next 5 years, and she is trying to plan for them, but she keeps on spending and getting more loans even through she can't afford them. She simply can't wait. There's no such thing as delayed gratification for her. It's gotta be now all the time, and it's always gotta be the deluxe model so she spends much more than she really has to. A mutual friend said that she was deprived as a young mother of things she wanted...so now she just can't be deprived again. Her husband's job and health are uncertain at this time, too, but she just can't economize...
Well, okay, just passing thoughts....and now I am going to sleep.
I am going to dream about when I get out of my debt.......zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...........