If it's one thing that the pandemic showed me. It was regardless of how much I used to talk about my wife and her shoe addiction, and even watching shows where people were hoarders and packing on more stuff. I actually found myself becoming one of those people that I talked about. Obviously the pandemic shut the world down for a lot of businesses. It also slowed things up on moving around and going to places. Regardless of things people needed, many folks were simply to afraid to go anywhere.

This is where my problem comes in to play. I have nothing bad to say about Amazon at all. As a matter of fact, they have truly been good to me. They have given me the freedom and luxury at the same time of getting what I want without actually having to be around any crowd of people of places. Whether it was disinfectant spray which at times was hard to get, or even soap or old cd's that I lost and wanted to find again. It has been benefit. Now with that comes continuous spending habits on the regular. Whether it was $10 here or $100 there, I was becoming an addict to ordering things.

I became kind of a laughing stock around the building as they were saying.If it's a Amazon box coming, it has to be Erik Tee's. And 9 out of 10 times, it was. Over the past couple of months, things have gotten back to normal or as normal as it will be. We recently hired a new Account Executive here at the station. It was my first time meeting her, but we connected pretty well. We have worked together on business opportunities and potential clients. About a week ago, a friend of mine called me and asked about some promotional opportunities on 107 Jamz. I got with my Account Executive and she sealed the deal. A few days after that she came into my office and gave me something. When I looked at it , it was a Amazon gift card. She said I know how much you love to shop online with them. She has only been here for about 3 months and this is something she already knows about me. Yep, I believe we have a problem here. Is there an intervention for Amazon addiction, because I think I am in need of it.

 

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