Under certain circumstances, it’s perfectly acceptable to buy yourself a present. It might be a new-job handbag, a hot-date party dress, or someone-just-broke-up-with-me stilettos.
Today I went shopping for a pair of happy-birthday-to-me sunglasses. I love my aviators, but lately I’ve been in a bit of a Ray-Ban rut…
Effective immediately, I’ll be glamming it up in these fabulous new Tom Ford shades:
I recently heard a story about a new mother who received a $500 check for her newborn. She cashed it a cool 10 months later, which no doubt disrupted her gift-giver’s whole accounting system.
Obviously it’s OK to save the money, just make sure you deposit it rather than stuffing the card in a drawer and forgetting all about it.
Really, it just proves what I’ve always known to be true.
Shopping truly is the gracious thing to do.