I am here to return a jacket, I told myself. This is not a shopping trip, this a return-a-jacket trip.
Do you ever have to give yourself pep talks before you walk into *that one* store. For me, that store is Abercrombie & Fitch.
There will be no shopping, I told myself. No browsing. No “looking around for fun”. Looking around is NOT fun when you cannot buy anything – and YOU cannot BUY ANYTHING.
Except maybe a turtleneck sweater, because I’ve been looking for one of those. But anything else – NO.
“Hi there!” The sales girl greeted me as I walked into the store. I had my jacket-to-return in hand. “Something I can help you find?” She asked.
“Nope!” I said, gesturing to the bag in my hand. “Just have a return.” And that’s it. Just a return. No new clothes today, nope, I’m not even going to LOOK at that brown suede jacket that I can see out of the corner of my eye.