Bad date & impulse buys!

@Drosophila (16719)
Ireland
April 2, 2016 10:24am CST
I've always "spontaneously" buy things because it seemed like a good idea at the time! Especially items of clothing! My bursting wardrobe speaks to that. My latest impulse buy is a floral print top which cost $3. Seemed like a bargain. Except when I wore it out to a date.. who promptly informed me it made me look like a mushroom! So erm.. lol! Needless to say, I won't be seeing him or the top again. Have you ever purchased anything you regret afterwards? What about bad dates, been on any lately? Photo: Wikipedia
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@Orson_Kart (4353)
• United Kingdom
2 Apr 16
Sounds like your date wasn't a fun guy (fungi). Get it? Well, obviously you didn't get 'it'. lol I am sorry, I don't mean to laugh, it's his loss.
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• United States
2 Apr 16
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@Drosophila (16719)
• Ireland
2 Apr 16
lol..well he ain't gonna get "it" with anyone for sure.. the rate he's going... aparently it was a compliment.. I was like wtf..
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• United States
2 Apr 16
@Drosophila haha Wendy
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@jaboUK (53528)
• United Kingdom
2 Apr 16
Lol - dates are a thing of the past for me!
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@marlina (72550)
• Canada
2 Apr 16
Same here, happily married. As far as shopping is concerned, I did my fair share of impulse buying when I was young, but not anymore.
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@Drosophila (16719)
• Ireland
2 Apr 16
For sure it makes life less annoying at times... :) I am envious
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@Drosophila (16719)
• Ireland
2 Apr 16
@marlina ya am a lot better these days! When I was in university, I used to buy something like every day lol
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@fishtiger58 (30346)
• Momence, Illinois
2 Apr 16
No bad dates in a long time, I have been married almost 28 years and together with my husband for 33 years.
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@Drosophila (16719)
• Ireland
2 Apr 16
Wow 33 years is a long time for sure. gratz on the marriage
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@fishtiger58 (30346)
• Momence, Illinois
3 Apr 16
@Drosophila Thanks, I am very opinionated and he is so mellow he is practically comatose lol.
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@Drosophila (16719)
• Ireland
3 Apr 16
@fishtiger58 thats the secret of a good marriage.. one of you is extremely laid back whilst the other is energetic
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@just4him (112842)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Apr 16
Oh that guy would so be history. Too bad about the top. I haven't been on a date since my divorce 22 years ago, so that would make it over 42 years since my last date.
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@Drosophila (16719)
• Ireland
2 Apr 16
yep he is so toast. It's a nice top though, I might make some modifications and keep it. I do like the print and the fabric, shame to discard it, I reckon if I unstitch the waist, so it falls straight, should change it signigicantly.
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@just4him (112842)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Apr 16
@Drosophila It should and give you a very pleasant look.
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@Drosophila (16719)
• Ireland
3 Apr 16
@just4him I think I will try! I do like the print its pink and white floral on a black satiny background, very summary looking.. and only $3
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• United States
2 Apr 16
Oh that wasn´t very nice. Ballocks to him Wendy. I bet it looked fab on you. lolz the pic though brilliant. I havent been on any bad ones lately but do have maybe one I recall. They didn´t dare be bad around me on the first date at least.
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@Drosophila (16719)
• Ireland
2 Apr 16
HAHAHA! Yas this guy is an ijit! Well, he actually said "this top looks good on you, like a mushroom..." I was like er... He was like ya "you know long legs". I was like moron!
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• United States
2 Apr 16
@Drosophila Oh so he was probably just nervous and said something silly but was trying to compliment you yes eedget lolz aw the poor love.
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@Drosophila (16719)
• Ireland
2 Apr 16
@TiarasOceanView either way.. he's now on the "blocked" list.. mushroom indeed!
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@Daljinder (21147)
• India
4 Apr 16
So, did the guy get drink thrown in his face? LOL I don't find you to be the person to swallow an insult and pretend to be happy. So, what was YOUR response? I am more interested in that!
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@Drosophila (16719)
• Ireland
9 Apr 16
HAHAHAH.. ya actually he meant that as a compliment.. he actually said "this top looks good on you, like a mushroom..." I was like er... He was like ya "you know long legs". I was like moron , then I just kinda went on about I can't stick around for long.. people to do, things to see.. xD
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@Daljinder (21147)
• India
9 Apr 16
@Drosophila WOO HOO!! Look who is back. How was France girl? Did you have fun? Ah! So you played THAT card. LOL I guess guy took the hint?
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@Drosophila (16719)
• Ireland
10 Apr 16
@Daljinder yep that usually is a good sign! France is great! Had lots of fun. Going to put up the pictures soon. :)
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@kevin1877uk (36954)
2 Apr 16
No dates here :( Im sure you don't look like a mushroom.
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@Drosophila (16719)
• Ireland
2 Apr 16
Apparently it was meant as a compliment!!! well.. I'd hate to see his idea of insults.
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@kevin1877uk (36954)
2 Apr 16
@Drosophila LOL no you don't. I'm sure you looked wonderful, stunning and nothing like a mushroom. I just need to go out on a date and soon.
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@Drosophila (16719)
• Ireland
3 Apr 16
@kevin1877uk ty! what can I say.. man's an eedjit! you should try the meetup app I was telling you about.. wait maybe not, you might accidentally meet some morons like this dude
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@yalul070 (1754)
• Manila, Philippines
2 Apr 16
Bad dates? Yeah. Hahaha! But never because of a comment on what I wore. Purchased anything I'd regret later? Not really because before I buy something I think of it a hundred times before buying. You know, as a mom, I had to weigh in how many donuts or pizza could that money buy, etc. etc.
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@Drosophila (16719)
• Ireland
2 Apr 16
Ya this guy is a moron! Apparently that was meant to be a complement... Something about mushrooms have long legs. Anyways he is now on the block list. Wow ok, so no impulse buys then. I don't have children so I guess I can't eat all the donuts or the pizza else I'd look like a balloon and not a mushroom
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@yalul070 (1754)
• Manila, Philippines
4 Apr 16
@Drosophila there were a few times that I would buy something unplanned, especially if i'm out with my friends because they'd tell me i deserved it lol! So there was a time that I only accompanied them while buying shoes, I ended up buying 3 pairs of shoes for myself. I don't go shopping with them anymore.
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@Drosophila (16719)
• Ireland
9 Apr 16
@yalul070 oh you can never have too many pairs of shoes!
@euphie (581)
• Ballymena, Northern Ireland
17 Apr 16
I'm sure you'll still get your money's worth from the top all the same! As for dates, I'm still too hurt after my last disastrous one to consider getting back on that horse again.
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@Drosophila (16719)
• Ireland
17 Apr 16
aww am sorry to hear about your last date
@euphie (581)
• Ballymena, Northern Ireland
21 Apr 16
@Drosophila I kind of think it's partly his loss but same time, it was a long time since I had met someone I had liked as much as him
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@Drosophila (16719)
• Ireland
21 Apr 16
@euphie there's a saying in brazil.. better alone than in bad companies..
@rina110383 (24141)
2 Apr 16
No. I only stick with basic needs. No one attempted to ask me for a date for years now.
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@Drosophila (16719)
• Ireland
2 Apr 16
Good call to get the basics seen to first!
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@jstory07 (65975)
• Roseburg, Oregon
2 Apr 16
You will not be wearing that blouse again.
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@Drosophila (16719)
• Ireland
2 Apr 16
that's for sure! mushroom lol! nor will I ever look at a mushroom the same way again xD
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@DaddyEvil (24028)
• Aurora, Missouri
19 Apr 16
Are you kidding, Wendy? Uhm... Where did you find this guy? In Walmart at 2 am? LOL! I haven't been on a date in years! (It isn't a date if you just get together for one thing and then go home again, right?) I do have a good story about a blind date I was talked into going on, but I really don't want to share that on myLot. If you want, I can email it to you, though. I am quite sure you looked beautiful wearing that top!
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@Drosophila (16719)
• Ireland
19 Apr 16
LOL! I wish! No this guy was an ex-colleague. He was actually a fairly ok dude, or so I thought. Apparently it was meant as a compliment???? Thank you, I thought I liked good or I won't go out wearing it Lol do write to me about your funny story!
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@DaddyEvil (24028)
• Aurora, Missouri
19 Apr 16
@Drosophila I was sure you wouldn't have even thought about going out if you weren't confident in how you looked, Wendy! Some things are just no-brainers! Okay, I will send you and email.... It won't be today, but I will get to it as soon as I can. You have a great day! It is about time for me to get ready for work.
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@Drosophila (16719)
• Ireland
19 Apr 16
@DaddyEvil Oh! I'll look forward to the mail.. sounds like a "date" xD You have a good day too
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@DianneN (76104)
• United States
25 Apr 16
Lol! If what you wore caused your date not to call, good riddance to him! I only date my hubby, but have learned to only buy something if I really love it, and it gives me the shakes. I still have clothes hanging in my closets with the tags still on which I bought years ago.
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@Drosophila (16719)
• Ireland
25 Apr 16
Oh yes! I have stuff I bought and only worn once.. I might have to give them away to charity shops soon. Just to clear some space.
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@DianneN (76104)
• United States
25 Apr 16
@Drosophila I won't wear the same thing twice if someone has seen me in it. Honest!
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@Drosophila (16719)
• Ireland
26 Apr 16
@DianneN hahahaha! For things I liked, I used to buy 2 of them but in different colours. Ah well such are my shopping spree days
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@kitikiti (98)
• Philippines
3 Apr 16
So far i never regret with anything i bought. But i regret the price after buying it. Lol
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@Drosophila (16719)
• Ireland
3 Apr 16
ah yes! I have not had that for a while now. I always buy things that's inline with my budget. but then you do run into a situation like this top...
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• Philippines
4 Apr 16
@Drosophila we'd rather ask someone's opinion before buying anything.
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@Drosophila (16719)
• Ireland
9 Apr 16
@kitikiti Ya, that's definitely a good move.. and keeping the receipt for refunds
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@vandana7 (63566)
• India
20 Apr 16
Point 1...not sure how you looked so I can't say that annoyance is right. Kidding.. Point 2 .. Some people are simply not equipped for small talk and glib tongue. I would be wary of those who say I looked pretty in something I knew to be not really extra ordinary. Point 3 .. I am no great one for fashions. I wear what I like and what suits me. Sometimes others appreciate. Other times they don't. It is difficult to come up with a wardrobe that everybody will like and me too. So to me that is not something that would perturb me. Point 4. The guy needs a dosage on sense of humor. Or may be he was nervous around you and started talking something out of nervousness. lol.
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@Drosophila (16719)
• Ireland
20 Apr 16
ya apparently he shoulda just stuck with "this top looks good on you.." and not bother to mention the mushroom bit. Or simply said nothing at all
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@vandana7 (63566)
• India
20 Apr 16
@Drosophila ... Yeah lol. Quietness has its own strength.
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@Drosophila (16719)
• Ireland
21 Apr 16
@vandana7 yep.. he could have done better as the "strong silent" type.. but nope..
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• United Kingdom
20 Apr 16
Hahaha well I like mushrooms
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@Drosophila (16719)
• Ireland
21 Apr 16
I do too as food! they are delicious
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• United Kingdom
21 Apr 16
@Drosophila yes! Yum yum
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@Morleyhunt (19720)
• Canada
5 Apr 16
Sunday morning coffee dates with my husband of 40 years.
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@Drosophila (16719)
• Ireland
9 Apr 16
awww that's so sweet!
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@cherriefic (4390)
• Baguio, Philippines
3 Apr 16
Being an impulsive buyer is controllable. You can try your best to at least lessen it.
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@Drosophila (16719)
• Ireland
3 Apr 16
oh ya, I don't mind picking up the odd thing.. it's not a problem that's breaking the bank. But I agree, there's no point getting something you don't need
@Angel_15 (678)
• Manila, Philippines
3 Apr 16
I once purchased some cheap shoes that were only good for one wear. What a waste of money. I would have saved a lot more if I had just bought more expensive shoes with better quality. As for dates, well, I've been with the same guy for almost 12 years, so I guess our dates aren't bad considering we're still choosing to be with each other.
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@Drosophila (16719)
• Ireland
3 Apr 16
Definitely good on dates! yes I agree, sometimes cheap stuff is the most expensive one!
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@paigea (21886)
• Canada
3 Apr 16
No dates for me. I still seem to buy things that seem like a good idea at the time
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@Drosophila (16719)
• Ireland
3 Apr 16
yep I buy things that seems like a good idea all the time.. then go... .