It was over the holidays my husband gave me fifty dollar gift certificate to splurge at a local swimwear shop for our upcoming vacation. What he did not realize was that one bikini bottom costs close to a hundred dollars in this shop. One very tiny bikini bottom.
I just smiled at his kind gesture and said, “Thank you!”
Over the weekend he asked, “Honey! When are you going to use your gift certificate?”
I took that as a cue to buy myself a new bikini.
I walked into the shop over-whelmed at the prices and trying to find anything in my size on sale.
I settled for a two piece number which cost close to two hundred dollars. I thought to myself this better have special butt lifting powers…
It did not.
So in the end after trying on several costly bikini’s I settled for one flimsy cover-up that was on sale for sixty-nine dollars. I only had to spend nineteen which still felt like an extravagant splurge.
I came home to a very enthusiastic husband, “What did you get?”
“Umm. I got this.”
“That is all you got for fifty dollars.”
“Actually is was sixty-nine dollars.The gift certificate was a wonderful idea but next time pick a cheaper shop.”
He was slightly surprised by the cost and exasperated “Why are women’s swimsuits so expensive?”
” I do not know. However, that is a very good question.”
How much are you willing to spend on a bathing suit or bikini?