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darn parking ticket

January 18th, 2008 at 04:24 pm

I knew I was tempting the parking monitor demons when I bragged to a co-worker that I hadn't gotten a ticket in over a year. Five minutes later, and five minutes late for the meter, I'm out $20.


The whole day was sort of like that. I took my returns to Target, Kohl's and a couple other stops without buying anything. But I thought I should stop into Marshalls for a quick look. Yep, you guessed it--$45 later I finally got out the door.

I noticed they, perhaps deliberately, had too few checkers, but managed to weave us through a line filled with tempting Valentine-ish impulse buys. And several folks in that line commented on the happy jazzy music that kept us all smiling and buying. EVIL!

I'm going to try NOT to go into a store for a couple weeks--except for the grocers.

It's very cold here, so there goes the heating bill too!

Oh well, time to open a bottle of cheap red and let the weekend begin!

1 Responses to “darn parking ticket”

  1. Amber Says:

    Ah that sucks, I was hit with a fine a few months ago(speeding, 10 milesover). As far as shopping I have been staying away from those stores (Marshall's, TJ Maxx, etc)I know my habits and they are not good

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