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Friday, April 15, 2011

You made me love you!

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You made me love you


I didn't want to do it, I didn't want to do it
You made me love you
and all the time you knew it
I guess you always knew it.
You made me happy sometimes, you made me glad
But there were times, Dear, you made me feel so bad
You made me sigh for, I didn't want to tell you

I didn't want to tell you

I love color, especially the pink and apple green together. As I stood and lusted over these cups, I said to a woman, "Isn't that beautiful?" She smiled. "That's to make us want them." Of course, she was right. She did not reveal anything new. But, both of us were aware of why these cups were in such luscious colors.

Immediately, I thought of the song. "You Made me Love You." Hefty made me love these cups. I was this ( ) far from buying all four colors! They did make me happy; they did make me glad. Yes, I was sighing for them.

Dear you make me feel so bad for several reasons:
*I try to avoid buying disposable anything
*I rarely need a disposable cup
*Disposable cups fill my cabinets
*Disposable cups are plastic
*Landfills don't need more disposable plastic cups
*Fossil fuel is used to make the disposable cups
*The cups cost more money than I am willing to spend
*Actually, I don't have that kind of money to waste
*Some people are actually buying these cups, because there were few pink and green left when I returned later
*Manufacturers spent lots of money to determine just the right shade of each color
*Manufacturing and consumer purchase money could have gone to a better cause
*Hefty is luring me with my biggest temptation--color
*These are so frivolous
*Other people are buying with money they probably should not spend
*All the time you knew it

Time and again
In the past week I have revisited this display because it is soooo pretty. It makes me glad. I sigh for the purchase I will not make. Finally, I took a picture to save and look at. Silly? Perhaps.

I guess you always knew it
Sure, Hefty knows me and my kind, the clan who will be flipped over the buying cliff by color. Why, just look at Easter displays.

I didn't want to tell you
This has been on my mind for a week. Not once have I decided I would purchase these cups. But, I have been close to the fire. I think I was singed as the edges of my bangs swooped too close. At least my eyebrows and eyelashes were not singed off like when the grill exploded. 

I do have the pink tinge of guilt on my hands and cannot wash it out. My black eyes flash green momentarily. My mood can be blue over this. My face turns sallow when the yellow reflects off my makeupless face.

It is pitiful here right now, raining in my house. Finding color on a gray day is difficult. Thankfully, I have no money. Settling for just the pink and green would satisfy me.

How does this strike you?

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This shelf of cups does nothing for me. Okay, these would never tempt me. Thankfully, we have color. But, this does nothing for me!

Your turn
Is color ever the tipping point, the point where you will purchase or want to purchase something frivolous? Something harmful to the environment? I think I met my match--color on the shelf. 



7 comments:

  1. Oh yes, apple green, lime green or kelley green at the end of winter will nearly get me to abandon my principles. I satisfy the craving by buying one green thing in spring....a set of sheets one year, a bath mat another and this year, a leather handbag. I usually need these things so I just wait for the right color to come along. And then wait a bit more for the sales. Resist Linda! Or buy youself something reusable in the same color.

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  2. It is so nice to receive this news that I am not alone! I spent altogether about 45 minutes gazing at this display. I even went over and rearranged to cups when no more pink ones were showing and the green ones were off to one side. Both of my green blouses are faded from apple/lime green to pale green and are stained. I guess I do need a "green fix." Really, I hate green except for this one shade. I will resist!

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  3. I too can be seduced by colors. LOL

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  4. Does three make a club, a clan, or group therapy? LOL If I had been wanting something more reasonable....

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  5. I'm more inclined to feel the pull from Nutella. It's siren song never fails to sweetly sing, even though I'm no longer buying the stuff because it contains palm oil. You'd think that never buying something would make me stop wanting it!!

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  6. It is easy for me not to buy food with palm oil because palm oil makes my face break out. Since I never had a problem and still don't, it's really easy for me to stay away from anything with palm oil. Maybe palm oil is your cigarette, craving and all. I cannot even have a virgin pina colada! Wow, do I love those!

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  7. Oh, because of coconut in the pina colada!

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