I power shop.
I’ve known for quite a while now that I needed new shirts. Badly. I’ve been wearing the same old, tired short-sleeved shirts for the past 3-4 summers and they have all seen better days.
Problem is, you can’t go shopping for short-sleeved shirts in the winter or early spring. Everything available is jacked up to their full retail price in preparation for the upcoming summer months, so buying at that time is not only a bad idea, it’s plain stupid.
So I decided to wait a while until the summer sales started. I kept a few gift cards from Christmas (talk about self-control!) and set them aside for summer shopping.
Last week, I decided it was time to start shopping.
I started at Old Navy, since I had a gift card for them and, historically, I’ve found some nice things there for really great prices. I didn’t have any cash on me at the time, so I did a preliminary run-through to see what I could see. I found a lot of nice shirts at between $7.99 and $14.99. Hot damn! I was in luck.
So yesterday, after I got paid and I had a little extra flow, I decided to make a return trip.
Problem is, I drove in to work yesterday ’cause I was running late.. of course… and I had to get my car out before 7pm or I’d have to pay more. So I got the car out, and drove around downtown to find parking so I could go to Old Navy to get my shirts.
The only spot I found was a handicapped spot behind Macy’s.
Now, I don’t usually condone the taking of a handicapped spot by an able-bodied person. It’s wrong and you should not do it.
But I did it anyway.
So I took the spot and bolted toward Old Navy. I ran in, found the shirts I wanted, chose 7 that I liked the best, headed to the register, paid for the shirts and bolted out the door.
I raced out of the store and crossed the street, hoping my car wouldn’t be ticketed.
As I approached my car I saw a cop a few cars ahead of mine, writing out tickets. My heart skipped a beat. Then it skipped another beat. Shit! I was doomed. But I kept on walking.
She hadn’t reached my car yet! There was no ticket on my windshield!
So I hopped in and zoomed away so fast it made her head spin.
From the time I parked the car to the time I go back to the car, a mere 45 minutes had elapsed. And I got 7 shirts for less than $80, and no parking ticket.
So yeah.. I sorta rock a little bit! 🙂