Friday, 3 October 2008

Annoyed in the grocery line

This morning, I went grocery shopping at 7:30 am, right after I dropped Alex off at school. Why so early? Well, I was supposed to go yesterday, and my day was crazy. So this morning, I went while Tadd and Hadley were still sleeping.

There were only 2 lines open, and more people shop early than you would think. So I was checking out, and I've tried to do really good with my coupons, and deals and saving money. The girl checking me out took her precious time with the coupons (inspecting each one for expiration dates, typing stuff in, and who knows what else). I didn't mind, because obviously, the end result was going to be BIG savings! BUT, the lady behind me was obviously annoyed. She kept huffing and puffing. I just stood there and smiled. I mean, seriously, should she have been so huffy when all I was doing was trying to be a good wife/mother/keeper of the checkbook? Shouldn't we all try to save some money with the way our economy is right now?

I was annoyed that she was annoyed. But when the checkout girl printed out my receipt, she said, "I just have to check to see how much you saved...wow, $59.00...not too shabby!" I was proud, and hopefully the lady behind me learned a lesson and will start clipping her coupons like me. After all, $59 is a new pair of shoes!

4 comments:

annieck said...

SO funny! I always apologize profusely for my coupon use...to the line behind me and to the cashier. But seriously...people need to get on board. There is NO reason to be overspending! :)
Good for you and your savings, my frugal friend!

LeAnne said...

that is awesome savings...yay for you!! and i have to say that i think huffing and puffing are rarely necessary. maybe she'll change her ways after seeing your awesome deals!!

Donna said...

I've got to learn how to work the coupons- I can't believe you saved $59!!! You are a Proverbs 31 woman!

Lindsey said...

$59 for shoes??? you need to go to payless, sis!! but, great job on the $59 savings! can i get a loan?? ;)