Sunday, January 23, 2005

Poll of the day....Sunday.

I was at my sister's house on Friday night. I spent the night there because she lives 2 hours from my one home in Northeast Texas and 3.5 from my apartment in Houston. She was having a Stampin' Up party and I wanted to partake. (Those things are fun, BTW. If you know me on a personal level, don't be surprised if you recieve a hand-made card from me sometime soon. Please pretend you like it.).

I used her bathroom, as you would suspect I would being I was there for 24 hours. After I went potty I wiped myself and realized her toilet paper was the scratchiest stuff I've ever used. I was glad I didn't have a case of diarrhea because repeated uses of the stuff would have definitely given me a rash. And hemorroids. And I asked myself, is saving a few pennies on toilet paper worth it?

I use Cottonelle. I used to use Charmin, but when we moved here the church gave us a pounding (if you don't know what that is...well, I think it's a Methodist thing. Maybe not. They gave us essentials and canned goods when we moved in. Why they call it a "pounding" I don't know) and someone gave us a pack of Cottonelle. I discovered it was much nicer than Charmin. And the rest is history. But, I digress.

As you know I am going to be a stay-at-home mom soon. I am looking for ways to save money already. I know I'll have to switch to generic mayonnaise and cheap shampoo. But, after my experience at my sister's house, I have decided I will not scrimp on toilet paper. Even if I have to go and get a part-time job. No, siree, bub.

So, the question is: What is it that you will never skimp on, no matter how much you have to pinch pennies?


Happy and Blue said...

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I never skimp on stamps. If I need a stamp it has to be sticky on the back. Well, I guess they all are but if they weren't I would buy the good ones.
And if my cheap toilet paper gave me hemmoroids I wouldn't skip on hemmoroid cream either.

joy said...

Beleive it or not...I NEVER had the cheap toliet paper until I started having plumbing problems. Let this happen to you one time: you get out of the nice hot shower. The tub starts talking back at you...girggle...blubb...blubb... Then you have to run outside in your bathrobe and fuzzy slippers that do not match your bathrobe with wet hair and frrreeezing tempatures. Unclogging the #@$#%! drain is not the first thing you want to do in the morning. You do anything to prevent this from happening. AND, belive it or not, I have not had to do this since I have had my sandpaper toilet paper.

Just had to tell you that.

Your favorite sister in the whole wide world (even though I have cheap toilet paper)

Denny Shane said...

I agree... there are some things I can get by with scrimping, but toilet paper is a never scrimp deal. Stop by my blog and give me a shout. Houston here.

Melissa said...

Hi, I agree! I will not skimp on toilet paper or "feminine hygeine products"...these things touch and/or go inside my very tender parts....I deserve the best.

I also won't skimp on ketchup....must have Heinz.

angela marie said...

I'm going with Melissa on this one. Remember my rant about the generic tampons? Never again.

Zulu said...

After years of living on a budget I learned the hard way that TP is not where you should cut costs. So, I'll skimp on shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, paper towels and cleaning supplies, and I'll even skimp on tampons. But never on TP and never on razors. :)

MilkMaid said...

Ice Cream, must be Blue Bell. :)

Carol (Smiles and Laughter) said...

Oh, GOOD ONE Milkmaid. I would rather go without than eat anything other than Blue Bell

laura said...

When the time comes, do NOT buy cheap diapers.

Adrienne said...

I'll just say bathroom produts. I agree with you all on those and add Shampoo and conditioner. I HAVE to have it or just shave my head.