In September 2022, I spotted a Rubik’s Cube in my oldest sister’s home. I started playing with it, not knowing how to solve it. I moved the cubes around randomly, trying to get as many of the same color on one side as possible. I’d soon learn this was a futile strategy.
A few weeks later, I purchased this Rubik’s Cube on Amazon for $9.84.
Two months later, my excitement soared after watching a video on how to solve the cube. Within one minute of attempting the first step, my excitement waned. I was lost. The more I tried, the more confused I became.
I discovered a different video explaining the philosophy of how to solve it and how to complete each step. Within minutes of trying the first step again, I realized I didn’t give a flying fuck about solving the Rubik’s Cube. I don’t have time to fully explore my interests and curiosities, so why spend any of it on something that offers me $0 in value?
On November 20, 2022, I tossed my lonely cube into a donation bag.
What impulse purchases have you recently made that offered little to no value?