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It's the sofa of your dreams. It's Italian! It's vintage! It's . . . a huge splurge. This is when the inner monologue begins. Forget bargaining with the seller, you're bargaining with yourself. What will it take to convince your rational brain that spending the majority of your paycheck on this couch is perfectly normal and, in fact, the best decision you'll ever make? We're not judging—we've all been there. Here are 20 of the best excuses we've come across over the years, showcased in meme form. (You know, just in case you have a big purchase in mind . . .)

1. I deserve this after such a hellish week.

2. C'mon, it's my only vice.

3. It's cheaper than therapy.

4. I really need a pick-me-up today.

5. Stumbling upon this was the universe telling me it's meant to be.

6. Shopping is good for the economy.

7. It's Friday!

8. It's Monday!

9. It's hump day!

10. It's payday!

11. Isn't this why I work?! To have money to spend on what I want?!

12. There is absolutely nothing else out there that will measure up to this.

13. If I use it every day for ten years, it pays for itself.

14. My therapist told me I need to practice self-care.

15. Yeah, it's expensive, but it's on sale.

16. It's really not so bad when you factor in free shipping.

17. Isn't this what credit cards are for?

18. I'll have it forever.

19. It's not like I do this all the time.

20. It's my birthday soon (two months from now is soon!).

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