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WI Lori

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Which makes you feel guiltier? For me, I'd have to say pre-meditated.
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Yup. I end up feeling so guilty I don't even buy, mostly. If I see one while out & about, though. .
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What is this thing you call guilt?


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I'm afraid I've misplaced my ability to feel guilty. It's probably in the garage somewhere under a box of parts. I blame this on years and years of conditioned behavior. Maybe someday I'll wake up and say "Hey, let's be a bounder today. I've always wanted to be a bounder..." But I wouldn't know where to begin. =)
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Guilt since the discretionary income is not always there. Plus, I HATE having my house overcrowded, so deep down I know I'm acquiring for no reason, and it will actually make me unhappy in the long run if I have too many things.


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With an impulse buy, there's that rush, sometimes followed by a twinge of something, tho not remorse.
With a premeditated purchase, there's no rush, and guilt for even thinking about it. Note: this is not the same as finding the one that's been on your bucket list, which is premeditated, but the finding/buying is more due to chance.

pgf, that's the ticket! No guilt, all pleasure!

I am now in the too many cabinets stage, and display space for heads hasn't been invented yet. I have found machines in cabinets are generally cheaper than the head alone or in a portable case.

Jim, what's a bounder?

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what's a bounder?


A cad, scoundrel, one of 'objectionable' social behavior.

I do understand the out-of-cabinet space thing, and I have some working ideas on head displays. When the Lane cedar chest is out of the way, that will help, and when the new dishwasher is installed, that too would help. The Pfaff 130 'desk' (because I can't call it just a cabinet) has been relocated to a quiet niche of it's own to serve double duty as a desk... which has opened up a space for the 1921 101.

Of course none of this matters all that much if relocation is in the cards. All I have to concern myself with then is being able to display Sis's ever growing White collection (and hauling a truck load of library tables).

The fun never ends!

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Okay, I guess I lied.  I do know what guilt is.  :-)

In my case guilt comes from going to see a machine, deciding its great, buying it, and then when I get it home realizing it wasn't quite as great as I thought it was, and that I should have been more strict with myself while looking it over.

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In my case guilt comes from going to see a machine, deciding its great, buying it, and then when I get it home realizing it wasn't quite as great as I thought it was, and that I should have been more strict with myself while looking it over.


This!

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Okay, I guess I lied.  I do know what guilt is.  :-)

In my case guilt comes from going to see a machine, deciding its great, buying it, and then when I get it home realizing it wasn't quite as great as I thought it was, and that I should have been more strict with myself while looking it over.


Yes this!  There is nothing worse than justifying a purchase and then having it home and deciding it isn't actually as nice as I had thought!

Mostly I do not let myself feel guilty though.  I keep a small sewing machine fund that comes from machines I sell.  As long as I am careful to spend less on machines then I can sell them for, I am able to work on machines and make a little extra money for the sewing machine fund. Then I can spend it guilt free when I find something nice for myself that I'd like to keep.                              

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What makes me feel guilty is asking friends to pick up machines for me (I live in a small town and don't have easy access but still look at ads, sigh). Especially it becomes an inconvenience for them for any reason, and the friend is not a VSMer and does not really understand, and it is a machine that I already have but it was a bargain so I figured I couldn't turn it down. That is when I think, "What on earth am I doing?" "Why am I asking people to do this for me?"

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