i.e. do we buy one (1) ticket to see Beyonce OR do we buy two (2) t-shirts from Opening Ceremony and Kenzo? Quite possibly one of the most vapid, yet honest, questions we’ve ever asked ourselves… now we’re hungry though, so let’s go buy a $12 green juice.
We used to be “never buy a t-shirt over $40” kind of guys. The kind of guys who also love the 2 for $20 promotion at Chili’s and Applebee’s. You get your appetizer, an entree, AND a dessert for $20. YES.
But, here we are, changing our stance, telling ourselves it’s perfectly alright that we’ve spent more on a pair of t-shirts than any one-time transfer into our savings account. But, like, we’re millennials and millennials don’t ever need to save, right?
Right / whatever. Who cares? We don’t.
We’d rather be shopping.
Consider it a manifestation of the “I’m traveling and not looking at our bank account” mentality, wherein we pop into a luxury designer store in Dallas and decide we deserve every product being sold because, ummm, we split a $15 burger for lunch and we deserve to reward ourselves for being so budget-minded. It’s getting out of hand. We’re getting out of hand.
We need someone to stop us. This isn’t right.