Sometime ago, I was fingering the earrings hung on display at random stalls set up all over the shopping mall. Don’t you think that the 3 for RM10 earrings are such a bore these days? The prettier ones can set you back RM25 or even RM40. Which is ridiculous really. I never pay more than RM15 for a pair of earrings.
And whose fault is it? It’s those damn 3 for RM10 earrings that have brain washed me for life. Sure, I get all excited when I see a whole array of cheap earrings to choose from but I’m not that lucky all the time. Not every extremely discounted item is beautiful.
As I touched, lifted and put back the more expensive earrings, admiring it’s glittering and sparkling diamentes, I can’t help but yearn and know that I will never fork out good money for something I can get at a lower price. Thus, I have to compromise beauty in the process. In a way, I will always be short changing myself and this will never change. The way I perceive this will always remain so.
I must get out of my 3 for RM10 mentality. Cheap and mediocre plastic earrings cannot satisfy me forever.
I’m not sure how this will relate, but Abby once told us that movies are bad for us. They raise our expectations so high that everything in real life pales in comparison and we do just that, compare, compare and eventually give up on our expectations and let them go.
Reality is not all that and more. At one point we will finally know that somethings will never happen for us. Abby used relationships as an example. The reason why we find faults in our relationships is because of the things we see on the silver screen. No man buys you flowers everyday, no man sings to you from below your balcony(and not many of us have balconies to begin with), no man runs after the bus that you’re sobbing in, no man sings into the PA system while running away from security, no man surprises you with a bouquet of balloon for no reason at all…. no man can do what we expect.
But this was said a good 4 or 5 years ago. Back when we were still seniors in high school. Since then, most of us have matured into women and we got out of our 3 for RM10 mentality. If the selections are so-so, pay more to get a better one.
Better things are worth the effort.
Maybe better things last longer than cheap earrings. 🙂