The Greatest Blessing

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Fantasy  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: November 03, 2016

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“Your total comes to 49,445 dollars” I hand over my credit card and sign for all of my new Louis Vuitton goodies. This never seems to wear off, the excitement of new shipments, the endless possibilities. At the Fashion Show Mall, I have so many stores to keep up with it really is a full-time job. It really gets tiring, every day when I wake up I have personal phone calls from at least five stores.

“Good morning Julie, we have set aside some items for you to come in and take a peek at when you get a chance. Can’t wait to see you!”

I then have to go in and try on and decide on everything I want, not to mention all of the items they didn’t pull for me. Some may say this is a dream, and well I agree it is. Not anyone could take on the responsibilities I have, it takes dedication and I don’t just get days off. But it’s all worth it when I see others admiring my latest additions and that handbag they would die for. I am truly blessed.

This all started on my 20th birthday, the day my whole life changed. Leading up to this day I was attending The University of Nevada. I hated it, I never went to class and really was only there to go out with my friends on the weekends, well sometimes the weekdays too. Can you blame me? College is honestly such a waste of time and everyone knows it is all about the social events. My mom never forced me into anything, but my dad said I had to go to college and not just live off their money for the rest of my life. Well, he was wrong because now I am set for life and will never have to work again. The night before my 20th birthday I had a feeling the next day would be big. I was no longer going to be a teenager and something was stirring in the air. I could feel the change coming, and it was much bigger than I could have ever imagined. When I woke up, I went downstairs to find the dining table decked out in pink frosted cupcakes that had the sweetest smell I could almost taste them. Easily two dozen balloons tied down to the chairs and large gold metallic balloons in the middle, one a 2 and the other a 0. In the center of the decorations was one single envelope. My initial thoughts were how mad I was that there were no presents. Like did my family think I am turning 20 and I don’t need presents anymore? That was not going to be acceptable they had to have been joking. I walked over and my mom was waiting with a video camera in hand, “Happy Birthday Sweetie! Open your gift.” I don’t know how she constituted a single envelope as a gift but I had no idea what was coming. As I pulled out the piece of paper a shiny plastic card fell onto the table bouncing slightly and revealing my name on the front. I read the letter and thank God my mom was filming because I do not even remember my reaction. It was the greatest gift I have ever received, a true dream come true. For the rest of my life, I could just shop. That is it, shopping every day, all day, owning all the newest and greatest pieces.

My mom will not tell me how this is possible, she says I don’t need to know where the money is coming from but just that it is 100% unlimited. I don’t question it too often because as long as the card doesn’t get declined I am content. I am able to buy whatever I want at the Fashion Show Mall in Las Vegas. It only works at that mall but it is so big I never have any need to go elsewhere. Money is not an issue, I can afford it all. The first few trips are a blur. I bought everything in sight, whether I truly liked it or not didn't matter I just wanted to swipe the card. After a few months, I have established relationships with all of the employees in the stores. They love me, I walk in and they greet me with hugs, coffee, snacks and we get down to business. They’re my new best friends because I see them once a week if not more. I can’t make it to every store in one day anymore. I have to schedule my times based on shipments. I can usually get through three stores, four on a good day. With all of the chatting and opinions, trying on clothes take FOREVER. It gets tedious at times but I treat it as a job. I have to have the hottest items, everyone just expects it from me now. It is not always easy but someone has to do it. Some days I just want to call and cancel with the stores but they depend on me.

On an average day in the stores, I spend about $200,000. Depending on the stores I visit that day and what I like and what I need. I am not a slave to the mall, though, I do take vacations, I need somewhere to wear and use all of my stuff. If I have a trip to Bora Bora, I let them all know and they pull items I may need for my trip. The same situation for holiday parties and the occasional trip back to school to visit my friends.

It has been over a year now having this blessing come into my life and I really don’t know how I could ever live without it. Please, don’t get me wrong I do buy gifts all the time. I am able to buy the best Christmas and birthday presents. Sometimes if I see something I think my friend Gabbi would like I get it for her. I’m not a selfish monster. My mom does always say I need to be more humble, though.

She says from time to time, “Honey why don’t you get a job? It would give you more life experiences than just shopping every day.”

I just don’t see a need for it, why would I waste my time making money when I have unlimited funds. In my eyes my life is perfect, it is not always easy doing what I do but at the end of the day, I would not change it for the world.


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