Ugh … money. We don’t have much of it. It’s such a downer.
I have no choice but to learn to coupon and I can’t even tell you how overwhelming it is. I watched the show Extreme Couponing to try to get myself excited about it, but I came away from it thinking that those bitches are a special brand of crazy. A brand I don’t care to become.
I hate, hate, HATE:
2. Things that require too much thought.
3. Standing behind someone in line who has coupons.
I used to work at a grocery store, and I hated couponers. They would happily hold up the line over $0.35. Or they would stand in line at Customer Service forever waiting to get a rain check for an item we were out of. It just didn’t make sense to me. Time is money. It seemed like they were wasting a lot of their time. And mine.
I guess I shouldn’t have ridiculed couponers for all these years, since I am grudgingly going to become one. It’s out of necessity, not because I have a sick need for a “stockpile,” let’s be clear about that.
Now I have a stack of unclipped coupons sitting on my kitchen table … and they are mocking me. I am mocking myself. I might as well go ahead and use all the money I save on my next shopping trip to buy a pair of mom jeans and a purple hair scrunchy.
My new goal: to make couponing
cool not entirely dorky.