Boyfriend's BUI (buying under the influence)
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August 26, 2013 3:55 pm at 3:55 pm #98514
My BF works a couple of jobs and sometimes gets home late and has a few adult beverages. Unfortunately he plants himself in front of the laptop and starts ‘chardonnay shopping’. I am guessing there must have been a Woot Off last week as there is a pile of boxes on the porch.
I know millennials aren’t supposed to be ‘buying stuff’ according to the media but they need to look in our closets and basement. Last time I opened a box to find 4 leak frogs (wtf?) and a screaming monkey doll. We aren’t going broke or anything, but I know the UPS guy’s name and partial life story. Looks like I’ll need to find the box cutter.
I am alone in this?August 26, 2013 4:11 pm at 4:11 pm #549818
My husband is susceptible to Woot Offs and Woot Shirt. For a minute I felt like there was a new t-shirt in our mailbox every week. He has trimmed back after I got him a closet organizer that does a better job of visually showing how many shirts he owns, but I know the desire is still lurking below the surface. It’s even spilled over to buying me shirts, which I like, but I’m not really much of a t-shirt kinda girl.
Fab is my vice and its equally as bad.August 26, 2013 4:12 pm at 4:12 pm #549819
My wife would sympathize with you on this.August 26, 2013 4:43 pm at 4:43 pm #549820
Sounds like some people needs a channel blocker for the web, or a tougher captcha puzzle they can’t solve while drinking.August 26, 2013 4:46 pm at 4:46 pm #549821
Or a financial adviser.August 26, 2013 4:53 pm at 4:53 pm #549822
Or a keyboard breathalyzer.August 26, 2013 5:03 pm at 5:03 pm #549823
Or a keyboard breathalyzer.
Sounds like a great item to buy/order online! Post link plz!August 26, 2013 5:11 pm at 5:11 pm #549824
My fortune is made, I’ll write a sobriety-test app where you have to close your eyes and touch the center of the screen to your nose.August 26, 2013 5:26 pm at 5:26 pm #549825
I have a tub of “emergency backup gifts” from Woot in the attic.August 26, 2013 5:36 pm at 5:36 pm #549826
I sometimes buy stupid stuff after a couple beverages too. Usually Amazon or Woot.August 26, 2013 5:57 pm at 5:57 pm #549827
Can’t offer any useful suggestions about the impulse buying other than to suggest that doing dumb things after drinking is a good reason to curtail one’s drinking.
But, I wouldn’t mind getting one of those leakfrogs out of your closet for you.
Think he’d be willing to part with it for $10? I have a spot on the basement floor I’ve been wanting to keep better track of during the rainy season.August 26, 2013 6:01 pm at 6:01 pm #549828
I am proud of myself for not buying the Vitamix blender that was on Woot last week.August 26, 2013 6:33 pm at 6:33 pm #549829
My vice is Amazon, and it’s usually more to do with middle-of-the-night decision-making breakdowns. I’ve gotten a lot better at it, once I realized what the pattern was.
I will say I have some stellar camping supplies.August 26, 2013 7:10 pm at 7:10 pm #549830
I do this on Amazon a lot. I have Amazon prime so shipping is free which makes it even more tempting. I just bought an ear/nose hair trimmer and it works great!August 26, 2013 7:20 pm at 7:20 pm #549831
I have Amazon Prime and have more than a few Woots to my name as well (and, of course, Woot sold out to Amazon a while back, so it’s all the same now …).
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