Diary of a Week Attempting to be Thrifty

Sunday: I’m going to the grocery store to buy all provisions for the week. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks– there will be nothing else I need to spend money on. This will be everything I need. <Gets back to apartment> Sh*t, I forgot olive oil. Too tired to walk all the way back to the store- I’ll eat a PB&J for like every meal until conditions improve.

Monday: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner all prepared. Excellent. <Scratches eye accidentally at work> Ugh, must now go buy prescription eye-drops to ensure I don’t go blind. While at pharmacy, boyfriend texts about attending his work event on Friday requiring black tie attire. <Scans several websites for chic black tie attire under $20. Does not exist. Pays rush shipping on a few more-expensive-than-desired options.>

Tuesday: OK, today will be better. No additional clothing purchases required, eye is healing quite nicely. <Stops at dry cleaner> Oh, I forgot to pick up four shirts last week? <Larger-than-expected bill ensues.>

Wednesday: <Period arrives.> No tampons in sight, another pharmacy trip required. (Why are these things not free yet?!) Contemplates menstrual cup, sees it is $40 and puts off until next month.

Thursday: Now THIS is the day I will spend absolutely no money on anything. <Forgets packed breakfast and lunch on the counter.>

Friday: Black tie day has arrived, but rush-order dresses have not. <Buys something impulsively, pays for cab back uptown to be ready in time.> Luckily, no other money spent because work event = free drinks!

Saturday: <Glances at credit card bill.> Well, this is larger than expected. <Orders tequila shots, vows to try again next week.>

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  • Reply
    Karen Mariscal
    April 28, 2017 at 8:11 am

    Spit-out-my-coffee hilarious! Hey if you are spending all that money, the least you can do is post a picture of the new dress.

    Living Vicariously

    • Reply
      April 28, 2017 at 9:29 am

      You’re right! I was so flustered from my week that I forgot!

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