Sunday, February 21, 2010
Today at Tops I picked up a bag of potatoes for my mother and me to split.
And zut alors, I felt myself turning into my mother!
What happens is, I find the potatoes. They are five pounds of russets for $1.50. And there is a tag on the potatoes. They say: Buy this bag of potatoes and save $1.00 on two packs of Hillshire Farms Sausage.
What about Tupac Shakur? That is he up above!
Anyway, being the tight-fisted German I am off I go to the sausage department. And there is Hillshire Farms Sausage. It is on sale for something like 30 cents off. With my $1 off coupon that would mean 80 cents off.
Not good enough for me!
I spotted a stick-on coupon for 55 cents off stuck to a beef Hillshire Farms. I wanted a turkey Hillshire Farms so I peeled off the coupon and stuck it on the one I wanted. Then I ransacked the sausage bin hoping there was another 55-cent coupon. Criminy, there was not.
So I took what I had. And you know what, it was not bad. They doubled my 55 cent stick-um coupon. Then I got my dollar off. By the time I got back to my car, I was a happy camper, and not just because I had Leonard Pennario's Debussy preludes all cued up and ready to go.
And here is what is funny.
At home I find myself standing in my kitchen studying my receipt and gloating.
Isn't that funny?
The satisfaction you get from accomplishing these dumb things.