The aroma of coffee drags me into the Seattle Coffee Co. I pick up my single latte to go and, coffee in hand, make for the door when a comfy couch catches my eye. I convince myself I’ll finish my meeting prep there. I sit down, start up my laptop and reach for my coffee, noticing a block touting a discount. Since my laptop is working at around the same pace as my pre-caffeine brain, I use the time to investigate. I neatly pop the perforated voucher out of the sleeve and inspect it. Zando – online international brand emporium, free delivery and returns, R80 discount… I feel my resolve to work slip away as the temptation to take a quick look at the site takes hold. I’ll just see what it’s about, just a quick look-see, just a peek.
An hour and pair of Hunter boots later, I emerge from my coffee-scented fashion bubble, proving the road to Hell really is paved with good intentions – at least I’ll be walking that road in brand new boots. Visit www.zando.co.za to join me on my way.