The Burden Of Free

January 8, 2015

Free items from a convention.

Free items from a convention.

About a month ago I was on holiday in Las Vegas, NV and came across the convention for the NFR.  As I walked around I was flooded with items for free, free, free.  So of course, I grabbed everything in my sights.  Mini chocolate bars, hard candies, pens, flyers, magazines, even an autographed poster.

But what happened once I got everything home?

Well, it’s been over a month since the convention and these pieces are still cluttering up my home.  Clearly I didn’t need any of these pieces if they have sat unused all of this time.

The top on the right was free.

The top on the right was free.

A few weeks ago I was doing my Christmas shopping and wanted to replace one of my workout tops.  I came across a “buy one, get one free” promotion in the Asics outlet.  It sounded like a good deal at the time and I couldn’t resist a free workout top.  But I only needed one.  So I ended up purchasing another pair of black workout pants to compliment my “free” top.  This increased the size of my workout capsule, which is not what I was originally trying to do when I went to the stores.

Just because it’s free, doesn’t mean I have the need or the room for it.

Do you say yes or no when something is free?

3 comments

  1. I’m learning to say no, but it’s hard when our family motto has been “if it’s free, it’s me!” 😉 I’m definitely getting better at it!

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