Diatribe: Never Smell Clearance Candles.
Many of us are destined to make the same mistakes over and over. We eat foods that we know disagree with us. Some will have another cocktail even though they know they’ll regret it the next morning. Others might stop at an ATM when they suspect a withdrawal will make an outstanding check bounce.
I can’t seem to learn that smelling candles from the clearance aisle is never a good idea. I freely admit that I’m genetically predisposed to clearance shopping. I can smell a red sticker from the other side of a store and I’m a sucker for a bargain. And when I find one, I usually stock up. I’ve been known to buy an ugly shirt in every ugly color because of the price, thus saving a ton of money on many ugly shirts.
What I can’t seem to wrap my arms around is the fact that candles in the clearance aisle are found there for a reason … they don’t smell good. Yet I’m compelled to pick them up, one after one, and take a deep whiff of a scent that the shopping public has clearly deemed undesirable.
And I know better. I realize that, when it comes to candles, one must pay full price … every time. My favorite candles, “Leather” from Yankee Candle and “Redwood” from Woodwick, are difficult to find and they never “take a markdown”. So, when I can find them, I reluctantly pay full price.
Yet, I’m quite certain that, at my next opportunity, I will still stop to smell the clearance candles. I can’t help myself. And they will not smell good.
What mistakes do you make over and over?