We as women are masters of manipulation. If you are a man reading this post, you should know that about us. If you don't, then WAKE UP! - without your knowledge, you are probably being manipulated by a woman right now!
As masters of manipulation, we need to learn how to get what we want without the other gender catching on to our sinister game...
Having exposed our little secret, I wanted to let you in on a new way to make your spouse think that your shopping is a good idea. My husband says that when I want something, I can usually make him think that it was his idea - and a good one at that. Learn from a pro, my friends:
Like a moth to a brightly burning bulb, I see a coupon for or a sale at one of the places I love to shop (Express, Ann Taylor, JustFab to name a few), and I can’t turn away… it’s almost like an instinct from long ago takes over, an instinct from back when men hunted and women gathered… (there must have been sales or coupons for edible plants and fruits when cave women went "shopping"/gathering… that’s the only explanation).
If I’m trying to be “good”, I try not to open those alluring emails from my favorite stores, I try not to “browse” on their websites (that's like someone in a feisty mood going out and trying NOT to look for a fight - pointless), and I try really hard not to open those flyers in the mail that most certainly contain coupon gold.
The problem is that I’m weak. I know that if I find that shiny gold ticket that promises if I spend $150, I’ll get $50 off, I won’t be able to resist. (I fall prey to this coupon almost every time it arrives... except now that pregnancy has put a serious damper on my shopping and overall fashion.)
Mark (the ever manipulated husband) thinks this logic of spending more to save more is ridiculous and that it is something only a woman would fall for. He knows me all too well, and many times in the past has been talked into believing that it is a good deal. Even though he's onto my game at this point (I mean, we have been married for nearly 10 years), I can still convince him when I need to that it makes sense (or maybe he figures it's just not worth the fight and gives in).
And no, my husband isn't a patsy (I'm still probably going to get some serious stink eye later today), he's highly educated with an engineering degree and an MBA, but after all... he's still a man. So ladies, work your magic, let your instincts take over, and SHOP!
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Cyndi M. Frick
This lifestyle blog is my outlet to share and advise about the things I love. I always have an opinion!