It's dangerous... I have HL within 2 minutes of my office, and Ms and Js are about 7 minutes away. There's also a Tuesday morning and a small LSS within 5 minutes of here, so I have somewhere to go every day of the week. I keep saying I'm going to go to the gym during lunch instead, but then I ran out of adhesive... or I need some photo corners... or some ink... LOL
There's a TJ Maxx within walking distance of work, but I work in almost exactly the center of downtown of a major city (like, less then a tenth of a mile from dead center), and the nearest craft store is at least 7 or 8 miles away - not really workable for a one-hour lunch when it takes ten minutes just to get the parking garage where I park my car - for me it's easier to just go on the weekends or on my way home at the end of the day, since I live in the same suburb as a Joann's, and a Michael's and Archiver's aren't much further beyond that (and in the direction of errands I would be running anyway).
I changed jobs about 8 months ago. My old job had HL, As, Ms, Js & TMs within a mile of the office. I spent many lunch hours shopping for things I "needed." While I miss being so close to my favorite stores, I haven't even spent 1/8 of what I did last year.
I have decided to eat at my desk today and look around Scrapbook.com instead of spending money at HL, Michaels or JoAnns! They are all three within 5 minutes of my office and it is DANGEROUS for my pocket book!
I just placed a very large order with a company I do a lot of shopbook scrapping with (almost $300) but free shipping with them if you spend over $29.99 so I HAD to do it! Never mind that they constantly have free shipping.
I'm so envious of those who can go and run some errands during the lunch hour. it takes me 15 minutes to walk to the parking garage, get the car out, and get to the actual street, and then there aren't even shops close by.. 10 minutes driving at least to the closest shopping strip. no way I can get out and back in within an hour..
the only saving grace is that we have food and pharmacy and misc shop right here in the building, so at least that's not a problem..
Edited by OlesyaK. on 10-09-13 10:59 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.