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?


  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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