Temptation: This fits you perfectly, it’s so snug
Reason: A bit too snug maybe? You could probably go one size up, you’ll never fit a jumper underneath.
Temptation: Cashmere and wool with rabbit fur, you’d never need to wear anything underneath anyway
Reason: But you’re cold, all the time, cold for you isn’t a temperature, it’s a state of mind, practiced 24/7.
Temptation: You can just throw it on over an evening dress, it will be perfect to go out.
Reason: When was the last time you went out?
The Voice: Point taken. It would be perfect for a date.
Reason: Don’t you think it’s a bit intimidating?
Temptation: Maybe so but you’ve wanted it since you saw it on that amazing PR lady at the show last September.
Reason: True but she’s much taller and thinner than you. You’re not thinking of buying it to be more like her, are you? In any case, it makes you look corpse-like. I can really see the dark circles under your eyes right now.
Temptation: That’s because this coat is making you feel elated, feverish and a little bit sick.
Reason: That’s a sign you can’t justify it. This would be your fourth coat this week, and you already have so many you’ll soon need to annex the balcony. You know the guilt you’ll feel will equal your current desire for it. Not that I’m remotely feeling sorry for you.
Temptation: It’s a good price though, or at least not cheap enough to make the decision easier.
The Sales Assistant: Actually it’s £Twice-the-price-on-the-label
Reason: That decides it then
Temptations: You never know, it might still be there tomorrow.
Reason: Let’s sleep on it.