I’m back and marginally human. I slept nearly 11 hours last night, which probably helped.
I wanted to put something up today, but I’m still a little out of it. So I think you guys should have to do the heavy lifting. (More on that in a moment.)
I had gathered several t-shirts at FinCon to get Mom extra giveaway material. Unfortunately, this year she was so harried that she hadn’t brought an extra bag. Meaning she had to be very picky about what she’d bring with her.
I was annoyed about having a bunch of extra shirts. Then I realized I now had a bunch of new tops to wear around the house. Ones that — and here’s where my frugality shows through — didn’t have holes in them.
Right now, I have literally two shirts to wear around the house that don’t have holes in them. The other half dozen have enough holes that I don’t feel comfortable wearing them outside. One is so bad that I sometimes put my arm through the hole, rather than the armhole.
So I tweeted “#YouKnowYoureFrugalWhen conference t-shirts mean things to wear around the house that DON’T have holes in them.”
Here are the a few others I’ve come up with:
- #YouKnowYoureFrugalWhen you shudder at the thought of paying retail.
- #YouKnowYoureFrugalWhen you can’t not call a company over a $5 rate hike.
- #YouKnowYoureFrugalWhen you check at least three websites/stores to make sure you’re getting the best deal on a product.
- #YouKnowYoureFrugalWhen you regularly rotate cable/TV/phone companies to ensure you always have a promotional rate.
Since you’re all so frugal — and since most of us are able to find the humor in our penny-pinching practices — I want to hear more. So tell me, what’s your #YouKnowYoureFrugalWhen?