Who doesn’t love buying a new dress? The newness of just picturing it on, no one else has this dress. But then, think of the joy of pulling an old favourite out from it’s protective jacket, yes, it’s that special and deciding you just can’t wait to wear it again to a big evint.
So.. think about this. A shop you pass all the time has a fabulous new dress in the window. It is fabulous. It’s what you’ve been looking for without realising it! So, you go into the shop to try the dress on but can’t help sneaking a peek at the pricetag – it’s expensive, really expensive, while at the same time, something so shiny and new and exciting, that you really, really want it. Then you’re told that the dress isn’t actually for sale. At least not to you. You can try it on though and so you do. There’s something not quite right about it but a little bit of work to change the length and it’d be even better. Oh, it fits everywhere else and makes you feel great and look fantastic but you have to put it back on the hanger for now.
At home, deciding what to wear one day, you come across an old favourite. A dress that you’ve worn quite a bit but even now, you can’t help smiling at all the fun you’ve had in this dress. Sure, it’s not perfect, the zip snags and that annoys you and one of the buttons is loose, but it is in your wardrobe, there to be worn whenever you like! And you do like wearing it. It makes you smile more as you remember another time you wore it – oh the compliments you got!
After walking past the shop a few more times, maybe taking the new dress off the hanger again but just looking at it, afraid to try it on in case you really don’t want to put it back, the owner comes over to you. ‘Would you like the dress? I mean, if I was going to offer it to you? To buy and have to wear whenever you liked?’
But there’d be a condition. If you said you’d like the shiny new dress, you’d have to give your old favourite dress to a charity shop, for someone else to have. And there’d be no guarantee that you’d actually get the new dress, you’d just be like, entered into a draw for it, for special customers only. But you’d have to say goodbye to the favourite dress that you’ve had so much fun in and you wouldn’t get it back.
Which dress would you choose?