The day after I vow NOT to spend any money during Lent, I get the JoAnn's flyer with the one machine I want on sale at like 70% off. Same price as on Black Friday. The one thing that made me think "if this thing ever goes on sale at that price again . . . "
We are not amused.
Actually, that's not true. My mom and dad were real amused when I told them about it the next morning, so at least somebody laughed. Then dad told me to buy it anyway, that it was a "special situation". Ok, dad, I'll see you in hell.
No, I did not buy it. Because this is exactly the point, right? That whatever we're giving up be something that is tough to give up. I figure at some point after Lent the thing will be on sale again, or, most likely, later this year some newfangled thing will be available and it will be better and cheaper.
That's what I'm telling myself, anyway.