Carrie "The Missouri Mule" Nardi
"The most impulsive thing I did with my credit cards was to cut them up -- to say no to conspicuous consumption and corporate America's control of my finances. I am the parent of five future consumers, and I felt like I had to do it to set a good example for them."
"The most impulsive thing was in my previous life, when I was practicing law. I decided I didn't want to go to work one day and bought a plane ticket that afternoon for New Orleans. Had a fabulous weekend doing Bourbon Street, House of Blues, Tipitina's, hurricanes all around. I just needed a break, and Visa made it happen."
Fourth-Round Finalist, American Idol
"I once let a friend use my card to the tune of about $2,500. She was depressed. It was a rainy day. I was like, 'Sure, why not?' By the end of the day she had a big-screen TV, a new stereo, a washer and a vacuum. She promised to pay me back. I never saw any of it."
"Well, I took this gal to Italy, and I hardly even knew her. It wasn't that impulsive, but it was extravagant."
"Let's see, one day I was driving along Grand and there, on the right, was an adult novelty shop, so I decided to go in and buy something. And it was a pink vibrator with the iridescent pearls and a stimulator -- oh, and it's wireless, so there's no boundaries. It was called 'The Wabbit,' just like the one Charlotte used in Sex and the City -- and that wascally Wabbit found a hole."
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