Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Ketchup for free

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. 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. Whiskey 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.

4 comments:

laura said...

Is it Heinz Ketchup? I hope so, because no one should pay for that shit.

Have I mentioned/laughed at/gloated/gleefully cheered lately on how happy I am John Kerry lost the election lately? GOD.... I am SO GLAD he lost, if for no other reason than that shrill, nasty witch

TEREEEEEEEEEEEEEZA doesn't get to be first lady.

You know that woman only pays 12% tax on her BILLIONS? How the hell does SHE get to pay at that bracket anyhow?

Carol (Smiles and Laughter) said...

I'm right there with ya!

12%!!! And they say the REPUBLICANS are the ones that rape the poor. That PISSES ME OFF.

laura said...

You Rock! I am living in a very red house in a very blue state. It sucks.

Carol (Smiles and Laughter) said...

I like my red house and my red apartment in my red state. In fact, I'm never wearing blue again!!!