We’ll just look, she said ….

So we’ll have a good lunch and then afterwards we can go to the outlets.

No, I said I can’t do that. I’m not working, so the idea of going to the outlets struck fear and sadness in my soul. Oh how I’ve missed them; how I’ve missed shopping.

Don’t be silly,” she said, “we’ll just go to walk around and look.”

WTF?!

Ha ha ha, I responded, after all, it was a funny idea. But I soon realized she was serious. I responded incredulously.

I can’t go to the outlets and not buy something!

She tried to reassure me, telling me of course I could, as long as I don’t bring any money it’ll be fine. I tried to explain to her that it might work well for her, but it’s not something that would go over well with me and not something I was comfortable doing. She didn’t understand. She wouldn’t understand.

I’m not you, I responded. Asking me to go to the outlets and not spend money is asking a coke head during allergy season to go to a cop spot and not inhale. Are you insane?

Seriously, it’s not going to happen. Lunch will be nice, though.

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About Laurissa Doonan

I'm a marketer. I've been a professional marketer for over 25 years, but in reality, I have always been one. Marketing to me is about communicating effectively, regardless of platform, regardless of channel. Marketing is understanding both your objectives and your audience, and finding the right method and message for your customers to reach them where they are. Now I dedicate my efforts to helping very small and small companies pursue their passions and grow their businesses through marketing; providing agency trained expertise without the overhead. www.Charter-Marketing.com www.CharterMarketing.wordpress.com
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