I am an impulse buyer.
I like instant gratification and will often pay the extra twenty five dollars for next day shipping for no other reason other than the sheer fact that I want it now.
This can be a good thing, in that I make decisions quickly and know what I want. It can also be a bad thing, in terms of apartment hunting and pair after pair of boots in my closet.
I’m not quite sure why I’m telling you all this, other than the fact that this morning I was at Trader Joe’s roaming the aisles. I made the classic mistake of forgetting my list, so I’m just pushing my cart along, talking on my cellphone and throwing random cans of tomatoes and lentils into my cart.
Then I see this fine delicacy near the register, looking lonely and delicious.
I rushed home clutching my prize, eager to break apart chocolate orange segments in the comfort and privacy of my own kitchen.
And it was delicious.
There’s no real point to this story other than to say that sometimes impulse purchases can be a very, very good thing indeed.
Especially on a Monday and especially when it involves chocolate.