I guess thinking about paying off my credit cards got me all hyped up.
A few weeks ago, there was a fire at the tanning salon I go to. (I know, tanning is bad, skin cancer, etc. Not the point of this post.) There really aren’t any other places in town to tan, so I decided to buy some visits close to my work.
I walked in planning to get the $19/month basic package recommended by a coworker. When I walked in, though, I found that the new tanning salon is WAY cooler than my old one. They have all kinds of advanced tanning beds that do amazing stuff, like spraying vanilla and lavender scent while you tan (no joke). There’s even a tanning bed that promises to give you a real base tan after 2-3 visits. I used it today and it was impressive.
You can probably guess what happened. I walked out with a contract for 6 months at $80 a month.
I can afford $80 a month. That’s not the issue. I’m just mad because I convinced myself it was okay to pay a total of $480 to tan for 6 months. Yes, it’s unlimited. Yes, I can use any bed I want. Yes, I smell like vanilla and lavender right now and I kind of like it. But $480?!?!?!?
When I pulled up outside the tanning salon, I laughed at a sign advertising a year of unlimited tanning if you pay $500 upfront. That’s crazy! I thought. Who would pay that much money to tan? Yet I’m paying the same amount for half the tanning. Stupid!
I’m so mad right now I can’t even formulate my thoughts. I’ll come back when I’m a little more coherent.