Today I brought my new iPhone to work with me, where I showed her off like a prized pony and my coworkers admired her, clearly giving her high self-esteem. Yes, it’s a girl iPhone and she loves attention.
But now I’m terrified that I’ll drop, break, spill something on her or somehow scratch, ding or damage her so she’s no longer perfect and brand new.
This weekend, I wrapped her gently in a scarf in my purse so my evil wallet, keys or loose change couldn’t hurt her. Heck, I even don’t let her sit on my couch unless a magazine is underneath her (SAD!)
One of my coworkers noticed me handling her with extreme care and said, “hey why haven’t I seen your new purse yet?” The new purse she’s referring to is my new Marc Jacobs quilted bag that I bought for my birthday. Yep, it’s still in my house, in the dust bag, barely touched. Why? For the same reason that I’m clutching my iPhone for dear life: I don’t want it to be ruined.
I know it sounds crazy but when I save and treat myself to something nice or get a nice gift, I am terrified to ruin it, therefore it sits in my apartment where I admire it from afar.
I’m also a big offender with this and shoes. When I do shoe fashion shows, I tend to parade around in the shoes I’m terrified to wear out. That way, I still enjoy them without seeing them ruined by the elements.
Turns out, I’m not the only one that does this. A coworker admitted she did the same thing with shoes and another friend said she did that with nice jewelry.
Yes! I’m not alone in this. I think it’s time for me to put my big girl pants on again and toss that phone in the purse (unprotected) and bring that new Marc Jacobs bag out in the public. Deep breaths!
What about you, are you super careful with new shoes, phones, etc. when you buy it or do you have certain items that stay at home because you don’t want to ruin them?