I think it’s time we talked about something extremely serious. A terrible disease almost all women have in common that no woman wants to discuss. This crippling affliction does not know race, or age, or financial status. It only knows marital status. It can also strike a woman with a live in boyfriend. I’m talking about Shopping Bag Hide-itis. The signs that you have this horrible ailment are simple. Here are some clues. After returning from a shopping trip do you leave everything you bought in your car and wait for your significant other not to be home so you can sneak the bags in? Do you take all of your new items out in the car and put them on you so as to appear to be old items before you enter the house? Do you remove all of the tags from your purchases before you bring them home and pretend they are dry cleaning? Do you purchase something for your husband or boyfriend as to mask your own purchases? These are just a few of the signs that you have Shopping Bag Hide-itis. Many women suffer from this and many of them can’t even admit the embarrassing lengths they have gone to – to keep their disease hidden. There is only one cure. I have it. I do not suffer from this for one simple reason. I am single. I win.