This past weekend I was at the Greater Binghamton Sports Complex for a soccer tournament.  And, a vendor was set up selling soccer gear.  I was at the table checking things out.  Then, it was like a light shined down on the table!  He had Italy hats for sale!  I had to buy a bunch to add to my collection.

I love my Italy hats.  I haggled with the guy selling them about the price.  But, the fact of the matter is I would have paid what he was asking.  When I buy them, I genuinely think I will wear them.  However, I always go back to wearing the same hat.  I still have to have them though.  My family and friends say it is an addiction.  I disagree.  I call it a passion.

According to the '12 steps of addiction', the first step is admitting that you are powerless over your addiction.  Am I powerless over Italy hats?  Ok, then maybe I do have an addiction.  I justify it by saying that I could have worse addictions, like pizza or Gold.  Well, bad example.  But, you know what I mean.

What do you think, do I need an intervention or am I ok?