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Are you Ordering non-necessities at this time...

My husband is not happy with me now, since a couple of packages have arrived, but nothing necessary. He is saying people should not be pulling delivery resources for frivolous 'Stuff'.  I see his point a little, but I am bored and feel tempted to buy ( lucky to still be working).   Your thoughts?  Thanks and stay safe friends! 

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I've done both. I've ordered cat food and hand soap (Necessity) and I ordered a new purse and jammies (fluff). I'm ordering what I would normally need because going out is such a PITA.

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Re: Are you Ordering non-necessities at this time...

@Skyegirl    Of Course!  A girls gotta do what a girls gotta do.  Men do not get it.

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@Skyegirl  Would he rather you go out shopping? That is, if anyplace is even OPEN to get the "frivolous" stuff!  Sometimes we just need to treat ourselves a little bit.

 

Maybe tell him to order something he would like, too. Might change his viewpoint. Tell him HE deserves a treat as well!

 

**Remind** him that you are helping the economy by keeping the delivery people WORKING and getting a paycheck!

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Re: Are you Ordering non-necessities at this time...

I talked to a friend who has worked for UPS for decades.  He said they are not busy.  So no, you are not taking delivery away from people who need it 

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No nothing that is not needed right now. When this is over will do a little shopping but saving all I can for now!

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How are necessities defined these days? Sweets, french fries, hot dogs, and generally accepted comfort foods are now on my list of necessities. Wine also comes from a required food group. I thought I could try to use this quarantine for self development. The NYC in me says Foggeddabouddit.

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Of course this all depends on ones economic situation. We all know where we are at and what is what.

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No, my budget is getting tighter with every passing day.  Parents raised me to be a saver, so I'm doing the best that I can for as long as I can.

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@Skyegirl wrote:

My husband is not happy with me now, since a couple of packages have arrived, but nothing necessary. He is saying people should not be pulling delivery resources for frivolous 'Stuff'.  I see his point a little, but I am bored and feel tempted to buy ( lucky to still be working).   Your thoughts?  Thanks and stay safe friends! 


@Skyegirl 

 

No. I’m not buying non-essential items at this time. I am ordering food, household products, & things like deodorant and shampoo.  I can’t imagine what else I would want to order at this time. Too much uncertainty in the world right now. I have no desire to be shopping for anything I don’t need for survival right now.

 

I’m working full time from home and don’t have any more spare time than I did before but I can see people who don’t work ordering books and things to help keep them busy. 

 

I’m going to save money on spring/summer clothes for work. Also on makeup.