Around Christmas time, I got overwhelmingly sick of the emails I got seemingly each hour from a number of retailers who had added me to their listserve over the years. I would wake up each morning with something like 40 unread emails regarding deals on cosmetics, shoes, soap, books, clothing, music, etc. and I was finally bombarded with so much noise that I unsubscribed from everything. Or so I thought. How is it that the number of junk emails I get has been creeping steadily upwards again? None of it is spam - thank goodness I have never had problems with those awful subject lines making their way to my inbox - but still, it totally bugs, you know?
And the dumb thing is that sometimes I read the subject line and think to myself, "Wow! 40% off everything I put in my bag?! Super! I am totally going shopping!" And then I have to have a little pep talk with myself along the lines of, "Well, Amy, it sounds like a good deal and I know you would LIKE to have new clothes, but you totally don't NEED new clothes and remember how you are trying to be good about sticking to a budget now that you aren't working and we are remodeling the kitchen? Hmm, remember?"
Blarg. It is easier to be good when I don't get the enticing emails in the first place. Time to unsubscribe from everything again.