Thin Ice


Dear Everyplace-I've-Ever-Shopped-Before,

As you know, Christmas was two weeks ago.

As you may not know, I am a single mother on a single income. I do not get child support, I do not get food stamps, I do not get welfare assistance in any form.

Which means I'm broke.

As if one of those wasn't enough to break me, the two on conjunction certainly are.

So it's nothing short of cruel to send me all of your little emails and catalogs so many times a week and make me look at, long for, and daydream of all the things I would love to have if only I didn't have to buy things like food or necessities.

Victoria's Secret, you know I love you and you know I'm going to check out your sales when I get my tax return in, even though you don't carry nearly as many long-inseams in my price range as you used to....but sending me FOUR CATALOGS this week only isn't going to get spring or my tax return here any quicker.

Same to you Kohls, JC Penney, Old Navy, and Speigel. While I don't spam-block your emails in case you have a "can't miss" kind of sale going on, you're getting dangerously close to crossing that line into "too much, too often" and your marketing advisers should have warned you about that.

So, in the interest of the recovery of my checking account, I'm going to need you to back off a little.

Unless you want to send me a "Hey, it's your birthday!" email that entitles me to free merchandise, in that case, send/spam away!

Thanks a bunch.

Ashley
Ashley Wife & Mom

Ashley is a thirty-something wife and mother of two boys. She enjoys spending time with her family, as well as reading and decorating their home. Her blogging adventures began in 2006 as a single mother and have carried on through marriage and a new life with a husband, a ten-year-old, and an infant.