Two Dresses

The first Monday of the month, Quora deposits money earned from views on my content into a PayPal account. A little bit here, little bit there, I never gave it much thought. Truth is, I wouldn’t have a PayPal account but for Quora insistence on opening one to receive deposits. Not much of a online shopper, credit cards secure occasional purchases. PayPal mystifies this middle aged ponderer.

After work today it dawned on me –  in 22 days, 11 hours we’d board a plane for Havana. I needed new dresses. Where to begin? Amazon, eBay? Search by retailer, brand, style? Argh, I loathe online shopping! Pop-ups, flash sales, discounts offered with acceptance of mailing list bombardment. Hour after hour of futile nonsense wore me down. Frayed, disgruntled, on the verge of calling bullshit – I found a acceptable dress. Add it to my cart? Seriously? Okay fine, I’ll play along. Watch me push a virtual cart to check-out! Payment options? What’s this, complete the transaction with PayPal?

Throwing caution to the wind I clicked PayPal. Snap, order on the way! Holy crap, I just bought a dress with virtual money handed to me for posting questions. WTF? Sweet! Can I play again? Yep, seems so – twenty minutes later, repeat performance, another dress on the way. What fun! Steady now, take a deep breath, time to act responsibly.

2 thoughts on “Two Dresses

  1. I remember that I laughed at people that claimed that they could live of selling virtual property on second life. I now you’ve gone and bought dresses paid for by questions in a virtual world. Not laughing now. Enjoy Havana!

    • I’m laughing – at myself for just now realizing virtual money was mine to spend. As for Cuba, it’s going to be great! First 3 nights in Havana, fly to Santiago de Cuba for 4 nights during Carnival (wanted to make the trip by train but Cuban train travel is unreliable at best), then we’ll hire a driver to take us to Trinidad de Cuba for 3 nights, another driver for trip back to Havana. Two whole weeks of adventure, I can’t wait!

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