Tuesday Morning & My Spanx

Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

On my last post I answered questions from one of those memes, one of which was asking what you can’t live without. I answered that I can’t live without my Spanx and my animals. It’s true, I can’t imagine life without those things – but, gosh… There are so many things I couldn’t live without. Maybe I need to have an entire link to my blog on things I can’t live without…

Anyway, I was in Tuesday Morning the day after my post when I mentioned not being able to live without my Spanx. I am a Tuesday Morning junkie and it’s another one of those things I can’t live without. As I was in the checkout line buying the most adorable crystal footed juice glasses, I struck up a conversation with the young lady behind me. I felt like I had to because I was being one of those people in the checkout line that drives those behind you absolutely nuts.

Something happens to me when I’m at Tuesday Morning. The prices are so good that I feel like I need one of everything because, who knows – you just might need it one day. And what if you needed it one day and didn’t have it and found yourself being forced to buy it somewhere else and paying FULL RETAIL? The horror!

I’ve told ya’ll before that I’m also a QVC and HSN nut, which I wrote about here. I’m realizing now that my addiction to Tuesday Morning is for the same reason… I get this “gotta buy now” buzz in my head because it’s on sale and available RIGHT NOW. It might not be available again if you wait…

Anyway, I’m in line purchasing my cute little 8 juice glasses and holding up the line because I need each one individually wrapped since I have an hour drive home. Then my heart started beating rapidly – just like when the HSN host announces, “We only have 600 left and they’re going fast…” So – I told the cashier just as she was wrapping the last glass, “TIMES! I gotta have more… Will you wait for me? I’m going to pick up two more just in case I happen to break one someday.” I turned around to the young lady waiting in line behind me and tell her I’m sorry and that it won’t take two seconds for me to go get a couple more. She was very nice and said no problem. So I rushed to the crystal aisle and picked up two more glasses.

I get back to the register huffing and puffing and hand her two more glasses. As the cashier is wrapping them up she says, “You know, I was always raised to buy everything in twelve’s; that’s just the way you’re supposed to do it.”

Oh Lord help me… Nobody ever told me this rule. I’m the queen of rules and I didn’t know this one. I mean, heck – I don’t wear linen before Easter or velvet after Valentine’s Day, or double-dip my chips, or tee-tee on the toilet seat… I don’t break rules.

So as my palpitations kicked back in I had to tell the nice lady behind me one more time – “Do you mind? I really have to go get two more glasses now. I had no idea I was supposed to buy 12.” She waved me on and off I went to abide by the rule that I never knew about. And of course I’m so glad to know this rule now and will be certain to never break it again…

When I got back to the checkout line with my last two of 12 glasses, I felt it my obligation to use my gift of gab with the young lady standing behind me because I knew I was irritating the heck out of her.

Nothing like being in the checkout line behind a blonde that can’t make up her mind. It just rubs people the wrong way….

So I start chatting with her and telling her how much I love Tuesday Morning and what great deals they have and if she shops here much. You know - the kill ‘em with kindness rule.

The young lady tells me that she’s recently married and never knew much about Tuesday Morning until recently. She said the she and her husband were still in an apartment, but hopes to shop at Tuesday Morning a lot more when they buy their house and have more room. So I tell her that it’s the best place to stock up on items for your house and that it can become an all out addiction. Then I said (because my post was still in my mind from the day before), that “I just couldn’t live without Tuesday Morning or my Spanx."

And then on my drive home I started thinking about all the other things I can’t live without…. And that’s a whole lot to think about.

For whatever reason I simply felt compelled to share with you today that I needed to add Tuesday Morning to my list of things I can’t live without…

I just couldn’t live without telling you that I can’t live without Tuesday Morning.

And yes, If I were a better blogger I would have taken pictures of my cute little juice glasses to share with you, but that would have meant getting out the camera, taking the picture, and uploading, all of which takes time… Until it becomes a blogger rule that I have to have a picture with every post, I’m going to refrain for now.

Ya’ll have a great week!

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