It was a stormy, rainy Saturday morning here in H-Town - perfect for sleeping in, which I did. But once we got up and around, Hubby and the kids wanted to get out of the house. They wanted to go shopping for shoes for back-to-school.
"OH NO!" I said. "We are NOT going anywhere near the stores today! It's Tax-Free Weekend!"
But their pitiful faces and complaints of being cooped up in the house all week wore me down. So out we went.
The traffic and stores were absolutely horrible. You could barely move in most of the stores, and it looked like a tornado had blown right thru them by mid-day.
All this craziness to save 8%. That's $8 for every $100 you spend, folks. Just not worth it to me. Hubby's argument is that the stores offer great sales in conjuction with Tax-Free Weekend, but that's still not enough to entice me. I hate crowds. Today was no exception, and by late afternoon I was a nervous wreck. Tonight I feel like I've been thru the ringer - my legs and ankles hurt, my head is pounding, and I am EXHAUSTED! And what was the reward for all this? Daughter and Little Son each got a pair of shoes. Whoopee.
Add this to my list of "Never Again" experiences. Not. Worth. It.
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