PANIC BUYS ➕
There are some places where I really lose my cool as a consumer. Tell me I'm not alone!
- •Penn StationBest sellers at Hudson Books. Fiction, nonfiction, young adult, whatever. Penn Station makes me crazy for trade paperbacks.
- •AirportsBunker supplies. Multiple liters of un-refrigerated water, extra headphones in case of an unforeseen headphone apocalypse mid-flight, chalky energy bars.
- •CostcoCashmere. My grandma puts a lot of faith in the cheap cashmere sweaters at Costco, and I trust all of her opinions. Also vats of bourbon.
- •Any grocery store or farmer's marketCarrots. Baby, regular size, organic, conventional, heirloom, I don't care. I will not leave without new carrots to add to my carrot horde in the crisper drawer.
- •MeijerDiet Soda. Meijer is a mega-supermarket chain in metro Detroit. I buy absurd amounts of my favorite regional ginger ale, Vernor's. Then, I drink it like water until I leave my grandma's house.
- •Ann Taylor LOFTOn a certain level, anything I've bought there counts as a panic buy.
- •Yogurt emporiums"Adventurous" toppings. I don't like scratchy sugar cereals! Why would I ask for Cap'n Crunch on top of my tart yog? Yuck and also ouch!
- •SpicesAnother grocery store thing, I always forget to check spice supply before I leave the house and then panic that I won't have all the right ingredients for some recipe et voila, I have five half used jars of cumin in the pantry.Suggested by @sloan
- •Old NavyFlip flops. What if I don't have another new pair to open (I do)?! What if they're never this cheap again (they will be)?! What if they don't make them in this color/pattern anymore (usually, they do)?! I have 1 million pairs of flip flops.Suggested by @sally