just a chick from Trinidad writing about her life on a small island but with big dreams all the same.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

ok ok ok its Christmas......

This is how I know its Christmas in TnT....

You lose the ability to control your spending I went to the mall with $300. to buy a gift for my son to take to a birthday party I planned to spend only $100. I saw a pink purse so decided to get it $115 then the cashier says if you buy one other item you get a half off so go look around take your time store clerks are so nice too around this time the next thing you know my son has a whole new outfit to wear to the party his cousin got one too because you can't buy for one and not the other and i got a hangbag thats .....arm lets just say its not my style at all husy took one look at it and i just said i bought it for my mom and I had to get a card and wrapping paper the card cost $10.00 could you believe? next time son will be making his own card and I ended up getting a card for my girlfriend because I feel guilty since i've been so busy with school forgot to mail it one time and am sure will never get sent now lets just do the math shall we I spent about 40mins in the mall came with $300. and left with exactly $10. well less since its $2.50 to travel home at least its not as bad as in the past I have been known to have to walk home because I spent all my money and was too ashamed to call anyone or the classic go home to get my credit card to go back to spend money on something because I just had to have it. Whoo thank God I am more mature (getting retrenched and being unemployed for over a year helped too)and have a little bit more control in my spending but these are the things I saw in that 40mins that have been haunting me since that mall visit....

1. Sony Digital camera $4000.00

2. Seiko watch for husband $999.00

3. Remote control truck for son $439.00

4. Pogo stick for son $250.

5. ipod $1999.00

6. opal necklace and earring set @$300.

Total - $7987.00!!!

The amount of grey hairs I saved myself by not buying any of those things priceless!! Oh lawd i'm so funny sometimes I crack myself up should do a comercial.


Blogger Lily said...

digital camera!!!

so you can post your own pictures!
i finally uploaded loads of pictures (of my cat) so that my family not in T&T can see her...lazing about in their beds :)

9:39 PM  
Blogger smallislandgirl said...

Lily girl you could believe how expensive it is here? I will have to wait until I travel to get one yes I want to start putting pics on here too.

9:51 PM  
Blogger Scratchie said...

refuse to buy some stuff here too. It actually cheaper to buy online then get it mailed here by a friend or family. Crazy prices even for our ridiculous exchange rate.

9:01 AM  
Blogger Dr. D. said...

Good going, you resisted the temptation and did not eat the forbidden fruit! I am proud of you!

9:14 AM  
Blogger smallislandgirl said...

thanks dr.d

scratchie thats true here too i save until i travel next year especially the digital camera.

6:24 PM  
Blogger CoolDestiny said...

If you know anyone in St. Maarten, electronics are so cheap there! Go for the digital camera though. Trust me, you won't regret it.

6:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

omg the cost of things is high over there isn't it...then again i imagine the currency is very different

10:09 PM  
Blogger smallislandgirl said...

yeah its @ 6.30 to $1 US.

11:48 PM  
Blogger Abeni said...

Need a digi cam too.Tired of borrowing my friend's.

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