The doorbell rang. Chloe signed for her boxes and set them down by the door. She could hear B.B. King’s voice singing, “The thrill is gone. The thrill is gone away. The thrill is gone, baby. The thrill is gone away…”
* a story about shopping addiction
The next day, Annie Anthias invited Chloe over to hang out. They exchanged seaweed soup recipes and baked shrimp cakes. Annie wanted to go on the Keto diet together. She had gained some weight TV binging and hadn’t been to the gym in months.
“We can’t go on that diet! Where in the coral reef would we find cauliflower and cheese?” asked Chloe.
Chloe did not think so: work, dating, money…it was all too much. She clicked the “add to cart” button but decided to hold off on purchasing the purse. She had 8 other items in the cart and made a mental note to revisit the website at home that night. She felt very excited and powerful which was a lot better than feeling anxious.
*a story about shopping addiction
page 13: “I think we need to shake things up. Our subscription numbers have leveled out. We need to do something new,” Liz said.
“I don’t know. Why mess with perfection?” Chloe did not like change. It caused her to worry. It caused her great stress.
“One Friday night, Chloe was at Liz’s house hanging out. They were talking about work.”