I impulse-bought a hat this weekend.
Is that redundant? Are hats ever well-planned, carefully-researched purchases?
In my experience, they are not. I rarely set out to buy a hat. I usually stumble upon them. Or maybe, they find me. I will be in a store - not looking for a hat - and then all of a sudden a hat will catch my eye and I'll know. I'll know the way you know about a good melon. (Name that movie!)
Speaking of Meg Ryan movies (hint), there's a scene in You've Got Mail where Ryan's character says:
"Once I read a story about a butterfly in the subway, and today - I saw one. It got on at 42nd and off at 59th where, I assume, it was going to Bloomingdale's to buy a hat that will turn out to be a mistake. As almost all hats are."Cute, though I respectfully disagree. My hat purchases are impulsive but rarely are they mistakes. Plus, hats are very cost-effective because they go with everything: Taking a walk in the park? Wear a hat! Making spaghetti? More fun with a hat on! Stalking someone? Your hat doubles as a disguise!
I plan to wear my new hat while writing at the kitchen table, on trips to Brighton Beach this summer, and whenever I feel like pretending to be Lady Mary Crawley.
Hats: the possibilities are endless, the regrets are few.
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