Have you ever been talked into buying something at a store before?
Something that you knew you really didn’t need.
Something you didn’t really even want.
Except…..there was this saleslady.
Do I even need to go any further?
And she was really nice and smiley and well-dressed in the cutest outfit and looked so put-together and perfect and she was wearing that Merle Norman make-up. You know….that perfect make-up that makes your face look smooth…..like it never even saw a blemish or a wrinkle.
Not a hair out-of-place.
And you were wearing jogging pants and dollar store lipstick and a t-shirt that said Octoberfest.
And when she approached you in the Christmas store and started suggesting decorations….you were so distracted by her Merle Norman perfection.
And then you started wondering how long it took to apply all those layers and if she sent her clothes to the dry cleaners and how she learned to speak in such a perfectly modulated tone ….that you got kind of sidetracked.
Side-tracked into buying this.
Did you see it?
Up there on the top of the tree.
The big bunch of silver foolishness.
It looks like the tree needs a haircut.
It looked so pretty in the store. That tree top was covered in those silver wavy things with ornaments and ribbons and burlap…..and branches and branches of ornaments. But on this tree…well….it just looked a little sad.
I tried to disguise it with a snowflake and draw your attention away with strings of chandelier crystals and silver trays.
Nothing helped…..that tree topper was still waving around like a bad comb-over.
What was I thinking?
How did I let myself become so easily swayed by all that Merle Norman perfection?
It won’t happen again.
Next time I’m holding firm.
Next time I’m not going to be talked into anything.
Next time I’m going to remember…..that the person wearing the Ocoberfest t-shirt is the one in charge.
PS And if you believe that….I know a really good Christmas hair piece I could sell you. 🙂
And now I have a surprise.
A Christmas present to say thank you for making this year such a special one for me.
A gift….just for one lucky reader.
Handmade from me to you…..just for Christmas. From my home to yours.
It’s a set of four stamped spoons….stamped by me!
I can stamp them just for you with anything you want.
Just leave me a comment below and tell me if you are going to have real or artificial trees in your home this Christmas.
Good luck and I’ll announce the winner on the blog at the end of the 12 Days of Christmas.
See you tomorrow for Day 5!
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