Just Why Is It??? The Ironies Of Life

@pyewacket (44036)
United States
August 18, 2008 3:34pm CST
It was a beautiful day today and while I didn't have anything special to do thought I would go to this one shopping area near me. As many of my friends will remember, I thankfully came into some extra money which helped me get a nice new bed/mattress. Well I decided while I have extra green stuff to get a good pair of shoes for a change instead of the usual $10 crap from Payless. So in this shopping area there is a Footlocker with the Nikes, Addidas, Puma, you name it...the expensive running shoes...BUT.. Just why is it when you finally DO have money to burn you don't see shat? Never having thought of getting Nikes since they're so darn expensive I couldn't believe how stiff they felt....I mean yikes they felt like cement blocks on my feet. I just didn't like anything, so didn't buy any shoes...maybe I'll see something elsewhere but I was disappointed. So not to have made the day a total waste, I went to the Petland near there and stocked up on Fancy Feast which sells cheaper than in the supermarket, and got a lot of food for my two deprived kitties (yeah, sure) Do you find this though? When you have extra money to burn to maybe get something really nice for yourself that you otherwise wouldn't get, you just don't see anything you like, then of course, when you DON'T have money you see a million things you'd like to buy?
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@metalhalo (601)
• United States
18 Aug 08
That's hilarious. I was just thinking the same thing not too long ago. My friends and I have concluded it's simply because you've actually got the money to spend but there's a part of you that really wants to hang onto it. So maybe subconsciencely you "can't find anything you like". It happens to me everytime I go out "window shopping". I fall in love with dozens of things but once I have that $$$ in my pocket..somehow the objects look different or maybe in the back of my mind I feel like I can find something just a little bit better. It's hopeless (lol).
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@GardenGerty (99413)
• United States
19 Aug 08
I also think about the amount of time it took me to earn the money. Was it worth it? Good shoes are definitely a good investment, cause if your feet are not comfortable you hurt all over.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
19 Aug 08
You're right GardenGerty...good shoes are an investment. I think that's why I often do have foot problems....I had gotten cheapie shoes. But now when I have the money to really get good ones I just plain don't see anything I liked. I really don't window shop..I've never been big on shopping anyway unless I really desperately need something and shoes are on that list there..oh well, try again later in the week
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@magojordan (3254)
• Philippines
19 Aug 08
As the French say "C'est la vie" or that's life. Well life is really like that I remember when I was shopping for some clothes. I spent a lot of time in my favorite shop trying to find a good shirt then I went to other shops and there I bought a lot better and cheaper clothes. Too bad though I've spent some of my money on more expensive shirts.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
19 Aug 08
I don't mind buying cheaper shirts or blouses, things like that, but I've been having real bad experiences and foot problems by buying cheap shoes.
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18 Aug 08
Hi pye, Yes that happens to me as well, I went to this beautiful crystal shop in the town and I saw a this beautiful amber neclace but when I looked at the price I just couldn't afford it, so when I had some money my sister owed me I went along to buy my necklace but lo and behold it has gone so I just kicked myself and thought maybe it was not meant for me afterall. Bright Blessings Tamara
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
18 Aug 08
That's the real kicker isn't it...you see something but don't have the money for it at the time, then when you do...it's been sold Funny you mention amber...I still have antique amber beads of my great-grandmother's..I have a few of them on a necklace I made myself
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18 Aug 08
Hi pye, That is so clever of you , I couldn't do that I got butter fingers and won't be able to hold anything steady. I now have a tear drop amber with a gold chain which littlowl helped me to buy in Glastonbury, it a beautiful little thing. Bright Blessings Tamara
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
18 Aug 08
I make a number of jewelry items like beaded earrings. If I remember amber symbolized protection and healing???
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• United States
19 Aug 08
LMAO yes I know exactly what you mean! Usually this comes in the way of clothes though for me. When I go to buy some 'cause we need them it's so hard to find something that I like. But if we don't have the money -- I see all kinds of things I like. I'm not big on Nike shoes at all but my hubby swears by them. I do love Converse though...though not really their running shoes. I tend to buy and like cheaper shoes LOL.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Aug 08
I just really wasn't impressed by the Nikes. I wound up hunting around on-line and found great looking shoes at the Easy Spirit website...
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• United States
14 Sep 08
Glad you found different ones :) How are they working out for you? (Sorry it's taken me 3 weeks to get back to this!)
• United States
24 Aug 08
I have definitely noticed that sort of thing. I have noticed that whenever I'm in the market for something new that I never can find exactly what I want. For example, I was wanting a new pair of slip on shoes and wasn't too serious a few days ago about buying a pair of really comfortable nice looking shoes that I found at Walmart. I wanted them but I put them back on the shelf cause I thought that I'd find something else. Well I decided that I was really in the mood for a nice pair of slip on shoes and we went back to Walmart today to find them again. Well, they were all gone. We couldn't find any of them anywhere. So because I didn't feel like spending that amount of money on those shoes the other day, I missed out on them. I don't think I'll get lucky and find another pair like those again.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
24 Aug 08
Aww... sorry to hear about your "luck"---maybe they took them off the shelves to bring in the new fall shoes in...That can be the problem...one debates, and debates what to get....thinking maybe one might see something better, holds off, then decide to get the shoes only to find them gone...waaahhhhh
@artemis432 (7474)
• Abernathy, Texas
19 Aug 08
Absolutely. Even going back to the same places online or to the actual stores you saw the things you wanted or needed - once you have money - they're gone! I'm glad you got some treats for you "poor deprived" kitties! I bet you love spoiling them!
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Aug 08
Oh yes, I do love spoiling those two angels of mine...heehee
• United States
19 Aug 08
Especially with the shoes, oh and New Balance oh so worse, its all the hype they get from the foot doctors I guess but yea, Nike's always look so good in the window and its like 'Do I want to wear THIS' so I walk away with head hung low--thankfully, Im not that clueless anymore after starting school and getting a the leftover change from financial aid I've been able to try more stuff and I found that Saucony is my shoe, man, do I love my Saucony's. Yea, unfortunately, Addidas is such a cool name but as a show, unless your wearing cleats (which i love), useless and Puma's I do not even know what to call them, love Puma apparel but their shoes are too designer, like walking on cardboard. I know little kitties are loving ya.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Aug 08
That's what I thought of the Puma shoes....like they were like cardboard. I never heard of Saucony. I wound up buying shoes on-line...found a great pair of Easy Spirits on their website....
@izathewzia (5142)
• Philippines
19 Aug 08
I only go to stores when I needed something to buy. And it is really frustrating if you see nothing you needed. The more when you have the extra money, want something really nice thing for you, & found it none.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
28 Aug 08
I sometimes think it's better to shop on-line....you have more choices, right, and usually can find more of what you want then
@GardenGerty (99413)
• United States
19 Aug 08
I just went out and bought new Avias. They look mostly like my old, worn out ones, but like you said, they are stiff.Not nearly so comfortable. There is a model of Reeboks that I usually get, one black pair and one white pair, that are really light weight and flexible. They look like a leather version of an old fashioned sneaker. I go to Famous Footwear. They always have great prices, sometimes it is last years model so the trim is a different color, but who cares. I wish I had gotten the Reeboks this time. I have to be on my feet a lot for work, and my feet need help.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
19 Aug 08
I'm going to check right now to see if Famous Footwear has a website and check the Reeboks..yeah, I wouldn't care if the shoes are last years "models" as long as they are comfortable. I was hunting at the Easy Spirit website and kind of saw something there...but still want to check around.
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@lingli_78 (12845)
• Australia
18 Aug 08
i can understand what you are saying... it happens to me couple of times as well... i have extra money by working overtime and i want to get something nice for myself... but i just couldn't find anything that i want or like... so at the end, i just save the money for other purposes or use it to treat myself with a nice food in a restaurant... good luck... hopefully you can find something nice to spend the money on yourself... take care and have a nice day...
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
19 Aug 08
I guess I need to go to a few more shoe stores as I really do need them...but like I said was so disappointed I didn't see anything...LOL
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• United States
19 Aug 08
that happens to me all the time. it's the powers that be messing with ya when they have nothing better to do my problem lately isn't not having money and seeing what i want, but having money ,seeing what i want,then a bill materializing from nowhere.(a.k.a ma,what did you agree to now?)
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
24 Aug 08
Well now I have to keep the bit of money I have leftover to pay glorious bills...now that my lovely electric bill has gone up. Did manage to find shoes though...on-line and I love them!
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• United States
25 Aug 08
what kind did you get? i'd love to have some puma's myself,but i really haven't seen one i liked locally in a while.it seems hard to find a simple one color shoe anymore that doesn't inflate,light up or have some other unneeded thing on it LOL
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
26 Aug 08
Oh and how do you like those sneakers/running shoes for kids that have their own built in rollers so they don't have to walk, but glide? LOL I wound up getting Easy Spirit shoes directly from their website..they were ten dollars less, than on another website for the same thing
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
23 Aug 08
Oh yes and it's the very reason I don't like to shop! If I don't have the money than why torture myself with window shopping? lol Heck, I don't like shopping EVEN if I had the money! lol But when I do have it and need something in particular such as shoes, I have a hard time finding the "one" I'd like. lol How are you sleeping now with your new bed? I bet A LOT better!! lol I'm so happy for you Pye!!
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
24 Aug 08
It's ironic...I opted to get my shoes on-line..I finally settled on a pair of Easy Spirit shoes and got them directly from their website and they were ten dollars LESS than at another website for the exact same thing...can you believe that...I already have them too as they were delivered fast to me..they're too hot to wear now since they are walking/running shoes and I prefer wearing sandals in the hot/warm weather...but I tried them on and they are FANTASTIC. Oh I LOVE my new bed...LOL..so do my kitties...hehee
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@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
24 Aug 08
My mom loves easy spririts too and buys them at Sears I believe. What site did you get them from for I'd like to pass it on to my mom for a future referrence. Glad to hear about your bed!! That's awesome!! BTW... I remember now... duh me. So please erase everything I asked about in email! It's one of my blonde moments!!
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
24 Aug 08
I went to the Easy Spirit website directly...they often have great shoes on sale there in their clearance section....I also ordered a pair of sandals there and am waiting for them...should get them Monday maybe??
@Virgie60 (556)
• United States
19 Aug 08
I know the part about when you don't have money then you see a millin things to buy. But yes I have had this happen to me before too. My mother gave me money to buy a really nice dress for daughters confirmation and then do you suppose that we could even find dresses?? There were only about 4 that we found all day and they were not the type for a confirmation. Made me mad. Here I had the money (more than what I was going to spend) and couldn't even find dresses. I guess this is life.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
24 Aug 08
Did you eventually find a dress for your daughter's confirmation?
@Virgie60 (556)
• United States
24 Aug 08
Yes I did but it was hard.
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• United States
18 Aug 08
There's another phenomenon that goes with that one. When you've seen exactly what you want, but you didn't grab it right then, if you go back the next day, it won't be there anymore. In a big mall, sometimes it is there, but you went to so many stores, you look in the wrong ones.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
19 Aug 08
That actually happened when I was "bed hunting" It took me a long time to get the money business settled...it was in relation to an IRS check refund but took three months to get things settled. In the meantime I had already started hunting around for a new bed for myself...found a definite one...well when I finally got the check business settled and now had the means to get it, they no longer had that model...I had to get something completely different...but who knows Maybe better??
• United States
19 Aug 08
Hope it's better for more reasons than just that you were able to get it!
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
18 Aug 08
I find that all the time and I dont like to many shoes and have a hard time finding one to fit and dont hurt my feet I have to watch where they hit my heels for I have had both of them cut and if a shoe hits just right spot I can wear even if I liked the shoe all that good . cant buy them and shoes are so ugly most of the time lol. and clothes I can just about forget to buy any for no matter where I go If I can find anything I like I dont buy money or no extra money.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
18 Aug 08
I'm kind of fussy with how I buy shoes too....after all since I don't have a car, my footsies are my main mode of transportation...LOL
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
19 Aug 08
I hear ya on that one have to find just the right ones to walk in
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@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
20 Aug 08
Of course it is always that way! When you're not looking for something and when you have don't money to burn that's the times you find everything you want but can't have. It never fails. I know when I set out to get something that I need I can never find it. When I go shopping with a purpose, I almost never end up with what I started out for, but end up with lots of other stuff that I probably don't really need.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
24 Aug 08
I guess I'm a more cautious shopper..and fussy to boot...I don't like to settle for just anything and things I really don't need...THOUGH I might be tempted. Like recently I would look at different things and think, gee, I'd like to get that...BUT then my logic runs and says...do I REALLY need it..so of course that voice says a resounding NO....LOL
19 Aug 08
It always happens to me as well. When I have money, which is not very often, I cannot find anything that I like or will fit me. When I have no money I always see the thing that I have been looking for. It seems to be some sort of law.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
24 Aug 08
Yes it does seem to be a wacky law, doesn't it?
@tigerdragon (4297)
• Philippines
19 Aug 08
yeah, i know what you mean, it happens to all of us. maybe because we only have a few amount of money at hand and we never really wanted to let go of it just like that we become a wise buyer all of a sudden.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
24 Aug 08
Hehe..no I really don't have problems parting with extra money...but I do get fussy since when I do have the money it's like I'm investing in something of quality....like when I recently got my new bed and mattress...as that does have to last me a lonnnnggg time.
@Kowgirl (3491)
• United States
19 Aug 08
There must be something wrong with me, I was told that all women like to shop BUT I hate shopping. It seems to me the things I want are always too big or too little or the ones I want are in some strange color that looks gross on me. As for shoes I used to have hundreds of pairs of them but now I only have about 5 or 6 but I wear Nike tennis shoes most of the time. I don't understand you saying they are stiff and uncomfortable. Mine are soft and I love wearing them. Maybe you should try their soft leather walking shoe. Anyway when I do have extra money I end up giving it as presents to other people or to charity. Or for plane fare to visit distant relatives.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
24 Aug 08
Well I'm female too, and I HATE to shop as well..especially for clothes or shoes...just don't have the patience for it..ironically plant me in a bookstore and I could spend all day there..LOL...Guess I have different priorities...also love going to electronics stores and fantasize about getting a widescreen TV, entertainment center, the works. I actually found a great pair of easy spirit shoes....ON-LINE...I already have them and they fit like a dream...Nope..just didn't care for any of the Nikes
@rockkk (71)
19 Aug 08
well there are many things in life which requires a lot of investment and money into the future of any one to develop our self in to a better individuals with better understanding of the situation in home and surrounding of the person and so there must be restrain too..
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
24 Aug 08
I'm not quite sure I understand what you mean here. Bit confused as it doesn't really answer the discussion