I walked into a store this afternoon, to pick up a small Hannukah gift for tomorrow, and promptly walked back out after seeing the line.
But, I had to have a present for tomorrow so I headed back later in the day and, as I waited in line, checked out what other people were waiting in line for:
a Santa dog sweater
chunky colored pencils made from real branches
Hello Kitty headphones
a book on napkin folding
coordinated wash clothes tied with ribbon
chocolate drizzled potato chips
velveteen covered hangers
seasonally scented candles
a glitter encrusted wallet
I thought about making a list of all the impulse purchases you could act on while standing on line. But, with 20 cashiers open there wasn't time to take it all in.
So I bought my leggings and my Bliss bar soap (a steal at 8.99 instead of 18 dollars - I bought 2) and was grateful that I'm a less is more kind of person who has less is more kind of holidays. At least in terms of stuff.