You see, usually I would just turn the other cheek and walk away (okay that's a lie). But this isn't just another run-of-the-mill sale. Nope it isn't, it is a relocation sale. Say it with me syllable by syllable...re-lo-ca-tion. Yes very good, now articulate every syllable slowly and say it again.
In my version of the retail vocabulary, 'relocation sale' means "more discounts compared to a sale". And if you're a sane person like me, here are the steps you should take:
- Walk into the store.
- While you're in the store, look at the clothes (duh).
- If there is a slightest chance that you should see something that catches your eye, you ought to try it on.
- After trying it on...well why put it back on the rack after all the hassle of putting it on and checking yourself out in the mirror?
- Thus, if you're sane like me, you would walk over to the cashier make the purchase, don't look back, swear you will start saving, stop eating so much (because food is not exactly cheap anyway, more so when you're paying for something you don't even have the chance to eat) and not attend another birthday party until next year.
Okay before you judge me too harshly, the hoodie retails for RM189.90 on a normal day. But on this relocation sale, it only costs RM60!
Pik Kei, being a concerned friend that she is posed me this question "Do you really need it? Or do you just want it?" while I was rummaging through the display rack looking for sizes.
Well do I want it?
Well...I don't really want it. But you have to admit that it has an arresting colour. Those who know me well will know that I have a preference for bold colours when it comes to my clothes. And that shade of red just screams sexy.
Do I really need it?
Of course I do. The air conditioning at Kampar UTAR's lecture halls are so cold to the point where it can shrink your balls. So yes, I do need a comfortable 80% cotton and 20% polyester hoodie to keep me warm (and also to keep my anatomy working at optimum level) during a 3 hours lecture.
So after much careful deliberation and context dissection, I retorted back at Pik Kei with a (very well constructed, I daresay) response.
"I don't want it...but I do really need it"
You see if I want it but don't really need it, then I will feel guilty about getting it in the first place. But aha there is a catch! It is the reverse situation here; I don't want it but I do need it :)
There was also this pig skin lining sandals that go on sale for RM50 per pair. Pik Kei says it looks ugly, but then again on a normal day the sandals cost RM102.
Oh well, there is always another sale just around the corner right?