Who doesn’t love a good sale? I know I do. My sister, Janice, has the knack for finding the best sales and coming home with many things for pennies on the dollar. She has perfected the art!
I, however, do not have the patience for combing through for the best price, incredible markdown, or clearance. Janice says it’s because I don’t take time to shop and look hard enough. The thought of that just exhausts me.
I flash back to my childhood, when every June we went “home” to my grandparents’ house for our annual two week vacation. Part of that delightful adventure was the trip to a local store (it will remain nameless) where we would comb through everything, particularly the fabric department. We would all beg to leave, whine to the max, and do anything to bring the shopping experience to closure. For the life of me, I really can’t remember why it was so bad. I adore fabric shopping now, but as a child, it wasn’t so wonderful. Mom would always buy fabric for our back-to-school dresses, and when we got home she made the most beautiful clothes for us. I don’t know, maybe we would rather be outside, playing with our cousins.
Shopping for sales brings all those memories back. We went back to that little store last year when we returned “home” for a family function. Those same creaky wooden floors, the wobbly ceiling fans, and the doors that lead to a scary storage room were all still there. The fabric department was gone, but in its place were racks of garments. My sister went into action and yes, she found amazing things. Mom did her part too.
Hanging in my closet is the blouse I bought with the tags still on it. I found it yesterday as I was looking through for something to wear. This time, I have only fun memories of shopping for bargains with my family. I am sure I will never perfect those bargain hunting skills, but laughing about our childhood experiences there was worth it all.
Now through Sunday, everything on HoffmanMediaStore.com is 20% off. Enjoy!
Are you a bargain shopper?