John was off work yesterday and today. We went running around frantically while we had the chance, (Keelan was here with H and then she went to work and Kes was here for a bit after she got home from school.). The caregiver provider person had a death in the family and never showed up.
That’s fine, that’s exactly why I had children… come to find out.
I wanted to head to the outlet mall to the place I refer to as the bra store. I was sooooo sorely in need of new bras! I only had two and they were about 5 or 6 years old. That’s 10 or 12 years, combined. Whatev.
Anyway, we went there and John plopped his happy ass in the chair in the front of the store for disgruntled husbands and proceeded to be… gruntled? He napped. I headed to the back and spied the CLEARANCE rack.
I will make a long story short, (I know! Too late!), here and just say this:
I got 5 new name brand bras and 9 pairs of socks and spent $29.00. And the truly exciting news? The bras FIT and don’t have a single hole in them. (I am so not used to this.) John was proud.
We then left and proceeded to Kohl’s to check out the men’s belts and found there were no good deals to be had. So we left. Went to JC Penney and, knowing we had a $10.00 off coupon we looked at the type of trousers that John likes. They’re normally $50.00 but the next morning, (this morning), they were going to be on sale for $20.00. We found some in his size and he showed up there this morning and used his $10.00 off coupon and snagged the $50.00 pants for $10.00.
He’s a happy boy! No kidding, he just kind of smiles all over when he saves a lot of money. He is The Tightwad Extraordinaire.
But really, with the economy sucking eggs the way it is, really, it just feels like we’re managing to keep up, rather than pulling ahead of the game when things like this happen. Still. It’s a good feeling.
Comment by Ree on November 1, 2008 at 12:49 pm
You couldn’t find anything at Kohl’s? That sound? My heart breaking… 😉
Comment by Anglophile Football Fanatic on November 1, 2008 at 1:40 pm
I would die if Puppy was a tightwad. I can’t deal with them at all. Is it hard?
Comment by Sabrina on November 1, 2008 at 3:59 pm
I love a good deal! I would die a happy woman if I could find a good bra (in my very humongous size) that was actually comfortable. Good for you! Tony loves a good deal too. It’s cute how excited he gets when he finds something.
Comment by Memarie Lane on November 1, 2008 at 4:42 pm
every time i get stuff at a sale like that i do something stupid like overpay someplace or overextend my account and get a series of fees. it’s like shopping karma. what i save on on end gets taken from the other anyway. bah.
Comment by Memarie Lane on November 1, 2008 at 4:44 pm
sabrina- try le mystere, they’re very expensive but they have every freakin size there is. i got one two years ago and it was magical- first time my boobs were right where i’d always imagined they ought to be.
Comment by Tranny Head on November 1, 2008 at 10:17 pm
I’m a total tightwad, too. I hate spending money on stuff i know will be on the sale rack eventually. Unfortunately, I usually wait until the stuff goes on the sale rack but then it’s all gone in my size!
Comment by Maria on November 1, 2008 at 10:21 pm
i love a good deal, and I buy bras every year (minimum). Poor support=saggy tits later.
Comment by witchypoo on November 2, 2008 at 7:36 am
Is it only me who finds it ominious that John has two days off?
Comment by big hair envy on November 3, 2008 at 10:12 am
I am the QUEEN of the bargain!!! Unfortunately, hubby doesn’t bargain shop. He’s all – go to the store, grab what you need, and get out as quickly as possible. This is called “buying”, NOT “shopping”!!!
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