Even if ya’ll are lucky enough to have a great-paying jobs and savings accounts brimming with cash, this long-running recession we’re in has to make you a bit nervous.
It’s eerie to drive past the mall on a Saturday afternoon and only see a smattering cars parked in the massive lot. And it’s downright scary to be seated immediately in Red Lobster on once standing-room-only Friday nights.
I won’t lie, these tight economic times have made me a little weird.
There was a time when gift cards (for me, the very best gift!) to my favorite stores and restaurants would send me running out the door eager to spend or eat up every dime.
The fistful of giftcards I received on my birthday (nine months ago) have remained untouched and unspent.
“But why?????” You (and Mr. PBW) ask.
Because the recession-induced weirdo in me is saving them for hard times. If the worst happens, I’ll be able to go out to dinner and pick-up a little treat. Mr. PBW nods silently at my rationalization, but his eyes say, “If you don’t hurry up and spend those cards, I will!”
Okay, ya’ll. I’ve made my “this recession is turning me into a weirdo” confession. Now it’s your turn.
Are you in Sephora rehab? Stretching your hair salon visits? Buying more Maybelline than MAC?
You’re among friends here, so ‘fess up!
How has the recession changed you?