I have a hard time saying no. Especially if my emotions are involved. This is why I just bought a two year subscription to Taste of Home. It was a great deal, really, but did I need it? Nope. Not at all. But the reason I couldn't say no was the woman selling it.
Her name is Daisy. She's one of the college students who go around selling magazine subscriptions to get points and win money and possibly a trip (to the Virgin Islands this year). If it was a normal college student, I could've said no easily. She wasn't a normal college student.
She's 24 and only started college at 21. She just moved up here from Louisiana. She's seven months pregnant. That's what got me. I remember finding out I was pregnant right around the time J was unemployed. That's a ridiculously scary feeling. I just felt like I had to do whatever I could to help her get the money. An extra $2000 will always help, but especially if you've got a newborn.
I do feel a little guilty for spending the money on something I didn't need, but I realized I do that all the time. It's just usually $1 here or $3 there instead of a lump sum. So, no little somethings for me for a while. I really need to stop buying all the little do-dads here and there anyway. I don't need any other 'things' or any little calorie laden snacks.
And at least it's Taste of Home, so it'll help out with my newly acquired obsession with cooking and baking. It's a good thing J likes to eat :)