Sunday Poser #67

This week’s question:

“What are your thoughts about Valentine’s Day?”

2022 – year decision refrain selection and purchase overpriced
greetings cards

2022 – year alone no ‘special someone’ with whom to celebrate

this special occasion

2022 – year I take pleasure in wonderful memories with hope
for better days ahead

Valentine’s Day Cards:

When I was a kid, elementary school years, students exchanged
cute Valentine cards. Our teacher encouraged us not to omit
any classmate (give 25 = receive 25).

I think that was ‘fair’.

In teen years we became selective whom we wished to surprise

and practiced drop off at our special friends’ lockers.

I shall refrain from feigning marital bliss ~ no longer do I wish to

discuss ‘anything’ ’bout when I carried the title, ‘Mrs.’

December’s self-care journey opened my eyes real wide to the

world of the people-pleaser who in the end was screwed over.

Today we live in a world of ‘entitlement’, one so foreign to me.

Two years of Covid-related issues has taken its toll.

Beautiful cards are way too expensive.

There’s more concern ’bout the cash denomination held

within and little regard for the chosen sentimental words.

Thus, for the first time since childhood days I made no

Valentine’s Day purchases.

I wonder if that makes me a ‘Negative Nancy’ or a woman

who deals in the ‘World of Reality’?

Sunday Poser #65

Today’s prompt deals with the topic of advertisements.

Announcements ~ usually via appearance entice people

to make purchases.

With age comes wisdom and I’ve learned tis best to

conduct research of certain items prior to purchase.

Don’t be shy ~ ask questions.

There’s no harm ~ remember adage, ‘never judge a book by its

cover’ as products which appear to be great deals often result in

major disappointments.

A frugal gal, I stick to my old favorites.

Whenever there’s need for a brand-new item I ask others

for their opinions and look to Google for pros and cons,

the process of comparison shopping.

TV ~ I cancelled it three months ago due to high price and

lack of quality show selections.

Believe me this decision was made 100 percent tougher when

dealing with the customer service representatives as it appears

they are trained to sell upgrades and frown on downgrades.

As for social media I may view an advertisement; however, I know

it’s wiser to make my own personal decision based on actual need

rather than be coerced especially to people-please another person.