Do you ever have conversations with someone, and something that the other person said sticks with you a long time? I'm not talking about an earthshattering conversation, or anything like that. I'm talking about ones that probably seemed very minor to that person and they'd never think about it a second later much less years later , but yet something they said makes you think.
I had one conversation with my friend Joy (not my sister, my friend who used to live across the street from me) about four or five years ago. I was at her house one day and her pantry door was open. I saw a ton of ketchup bottles in there. I asked her why she had so much ketchup. I mean, geez, she could have bathed her kids in the stuff and still had enough for dinner. She said she gets it for free. She clips coupons out of the paper on Sunday. Ketchup coupons are usually for $.030 cents off, ketchup costs less than a buck, so she goes to triple coupon day, gets $0.90 cents off. They often end up owing HER a nickel.
How ingenious?? So, I started thinking...I should do that. And what else could I get for free?
I never did get the ketchup for free. But every time I buy ketchup, which really isn't that often, I feel guilty. What a lazy ass I am for not bothering to simply clip the coupon and bring it with me when I need ketchup. I say I don't have time to clip coupons, I work a full time plus job. I say I'll do it when I'm a stay-at-home mom. Yet, I have time on most Sundays to take my much looked forward to nap. And I spend time typing on this blog. So, I have time if I find it's a priority.
I'm going to start making a list of the things I say I'm going to do when I'm a stay at home mom. I sure do say it alot. OK:
1. Clip coupons and get my ketchup for free.