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    The End of Bathing Suit Shopping

    I thought I was completely through with any bathing suit shopping for this year. The thing is that I got pretty out of controller with purchasing them this past summer because the catalogue that I normally order them from had such incredible deals that I simply kept ordering. I finally had a talk with myself and decided it was time to cease and desist from getting any others. Imagine my surprise when I went to the post office this past week and there was a package for me with another bathing suit! I had forgotten that I had ordered this particular suit in July, and there was some problem with there being a delay, but that I should expect to receive it in late September.

    So, when Herman brought the package back to me at home, he simply placed it on the table and says, "Kathryn, don’t you have like, 7 or 8 bathing suits?" I’m like, "well, I actually have just 7. One for each day of the week. Why?" I noticed that Herman was struggling to find the right words, and when he did, he continued with, "I know you don’t like anyone to open your mail. It’s just that I was so curious as we had just had a conversation where you realized that you were going nuts with buying bathing suits. In fact, hadn’t you just made a pact with yourself that you were going to curtail your shopping?"

    Well, dear readers, the truth is that I had. But then this incredible catalogue came in the mail and I was looking at this suit that I loved and it was only 10 dollars! So what was I supposed to do? As far as I could tell, my hands were tied. It’s not every day that you could find a bathing suit that cheap! I’m sure that some, if not all of the female readers can relate to this problem. I tried to explain all of this to Herman, but he really didn’t get it. He tried to use male logic on me by telling me that he only had 2 bathing suits and that was plenty for him.

    It was at this point that I realized that he just wasn’t going to get it. It was also at this point that I decided to go on the offensive. "Let me just tell you this Herman. Nobody will ever tell me what I can and cannot shop for. This includes you. If you want to have a long and ugly argument about this 10 dollar bathing suit, I can get just as nit-picky with you about some of your purchases. And let me remind you that I forget nothing. Including the prices. Herman simply sighed and told me to enjoy my new bathing suit. Smart man.