Being somewhat disabled, I don't go to many stores anymore, although I'm one of those crazy people that actually likes grocery shopping.
Back last month, I had to get another root canal and it was complete torture because it got infected. The infection got so bad that I was forced to go to go on my own to a CVS Pharmacy in Marina del Rey. I was hoping Ambersol or Oral-gel would help numb it even slightly. After I finally found some, even in severe pain, I saw this new pack of 4 toothbrushes at a special discount. "Wow, I need a new toothbrush" I thought as I threw it into a red carrier bin. There was no price on but it had to be cheap. Oh, look some toothpaste with an extra 4 ounces. Need it. A sale on Ibuprofen. Got it. Floss? Yep. Mouthwash? Check. As I was emptying the bin at the check out attached to the pharmacy in the back of the massive store, I realized that I didn't need anything other than the OraGel.
Impulse shopping happens even when one is in extreme pain. As I walked down from the back of the store there were rows and rows of things that were screaming out to me to just...please...stop and look at. Just for a second. Shiny things, glittery things, chocolates, napkins, magazines, drinks, $5 jackets, $12 fans. There was just So! Much! Stuff! And this is a pharmacy.
How do people resist? If I had a friend with me or a kid and they wanted to stop for a second I would have been doomed.
Pain be damned.
I know now I better never go into Costco.