My whole life I have been easy prey. "Sucker" should absolutely be written on my forehead. Naive doesn't even begin to describe the complete trust I ooze. Some might even call me..."special"..or maybe just a push-over.
My junior year of high school a friend of mine and I were attending our choir practice and he let me know that someone had written the word "gullible" on the ceiling. I looked. Immediately. Before he even finished the sentence I was looking up at the ceiling to where he was pointing.
Before I graduated and met my husband and had our daughter I was a babysitter to an awesome family who had two little ones. A girl, 6 and a boy, 3. One of the first days I was at their home to sit on them, the oldest talked me into jumping on her bed. A 6 year old out witted me. She swore to me how her mom and dad would climb up on her bed and jump with her. It was ABSOLUTELY allowed! Needless to say, I never mentioned it to her parents and never did it again. Ok - maybe I did need to say it. I mean with me you never know.
Before very recently if I saw homeless people begging on the streets or wandering through town I would gladly, willingly hand over every bit of spare change I could find. Not just from my pockets, but my pocketbook and car. I actually had someone pull up to me as I was getting out of my car to go into a grocery store and they had two lawn mowers strapped to their teeeeny sedan asking for some money. I scooped up every cent from my coin dish in the car and turned my coin purse upside down. It's a good thing I don't carry around our piggy bank of loose change. We'd be broke!
EVERY lost or wandering animal I come across (including the safely caged but wanting a forever home animals in the pet shops) ends up with its own special place in my heart. I want to adopt them all and bring them home and cuddle with them. If Hubby weren't so anti-100-million-pets we'd have surpassed that limit already. I usually beg a little before agreeing we really don't need any more pets. Sometimes it's a good thing Hubby stands his ground. Sometimes.
I can't shop with certain people because I buy more. They will say things like -
"Wow this would look great in your kitchen!" Ka-ching!
"You should totally play this game!" Ka-Ching!
"Missy would love/look adorable in this!! Ka-ching!
"OMG!! It's on sale!!" Ka-ching! Ka-ching! Ka-ching!
Yeah, that's pretty much how it goes. Especially Target. Oh, and I am one of those people that you should never shop with. I will do the same thing.
"Didn't you need a candy bar??"
That was my most recent sale for CVS when I just went in to "pick up a card". And my poor friend didn't go in to pick up anything! But they were BOGO! She just couldn't resist between me going on about it and the sweet treats staring her in the face. Poor thing didn't stand a chance.