Here's a picture of my mom wasting money in Vegas back in 2006. Today she continued that grand tradition by purchasing some towels at Pottery Barn. The only reason I am posting this is that she is really quite embarrassed that she actually spent money there. She really had no choice, however. Her posh real-estate agent gave her a $50.00 gift card to Pottery Barn on the occasion of her new home purchase back in October. She has been dutifully trying to spend that $50.00 since she got it but until today was unable to choose something from the many overpriced and mostly useless items available in the store. Congratulations Mom, on spending close to 70 bucks on 2 bath towels and 2 hand towels; at least they were on sale.