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An example of when being lazy isn't frugal!

February 17th, 2007 at 07:59 am

So I write this extremely long post yesterday about how for me being frugal isn't just about saving money...it's about being lazy. Well, this morning I found an example of how being lazy isn't always frugal...it actually costs money sometimes.

Yesterday was a day off for me so I spend most of my morning cleaning and doing things around the house. In the afternoon I went into town and visited my Grandma in the nursing home, grocery shopped, went to the pharmacy to pick up a prescription, stopped at the liquor store to pick up beer for DH, stopped at the pet store to buy a new algea eater for the fish tank, stopped at the Dollar Store to pick a few things there, and FINALLY made it back home and unloaded the groceries from the car(of course DH and the kids were no where around). Basically, I was exhausted by this point. So, I decided to just put away the cold items and leave the rest for later. We decided at last minute to go our local high school(school that DS attends) basketball game. It was late when we got home, so the groceries waited until this morning. Low and behold, as I was putting the groceries in the cupboards I find my 1 lb. package of chicken breast lunch meat in the bottom of the sackFrown I could've just kicked myself!!

Lesson learned. This is one of those instances where being lazy doesn't save any money. It can actually cost money. On the possive side, I guess it could've been a package of steak???

3 Responses to “An example of when being lazy isn't frugal!”

  1. Lux Living Frugalis Says:

    Dorothy, I just did this last week - only lucky for me it was just a pack of lunch meat down in the bottom of a sack w/two big bag of chips. Got to - GOT TO unpack all the way!! Frown

  2. LdyFaile Says:

    D'oh! I hate that! What I do when I shop at the bag it yourself places is I put all the fridge/freezer items in plastic bags and everything else in paper. That way when I get home I know what needs to get put away imediately. Of course, if you don't bag it yourself it's harder to dictate that...

  3. LuckyRobin Says:

    I hate that! It's always the lunch meat! I've taken to grouping my purchases on the conveyor belt now, all the meats together, all the frozen together, all the fruits and veggies together and all the non-pershibles together. That helps alot. Though I do have one time when they slipped the lunch meat in between two magazines and I do not know why they would do that when they had been placed the full length of the conveyor belt apart.

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