Thursday, July 12

Oh... The HORROR!!!

So I swing by Trader Joe's after work to pick up a few items.

I needed:

Paper Towels

Coffee Filters

Mini Yogurts (for the boy)

Butter (I like the fancy Irish kind for the butter dish)

Butter (regular kind for baking)

Cereal

Dishwasher soap

Dishwasher detergent

Cheese sticks

2 cans of tuna

bath soap

I also picked up a bag of spinach, dried cranberries, almonds, and a box of organic tampons.

I was confident that I had $40 to $50 dollars so I did not pay attention to how much I was spending. I thought I had plenty to cover these items.

At the check-out, I quickly pulled out my cash and realized that I only had $26... that can't be right!!! Okay I did spend $8 for lunch, but YIKES... I've got to warn the cashier. I'M NOT GOING TO HAVE ENOUGH!!!

Fortunately he was really nice and understanding. He said, "That paying with cash is the only way to stick to a budget"... He also said that my current subtotal was $23 and my cart was still half full. I hesitated and tried to decide what I should purchase with my remaining $3... After an awkward pause I selected to yogurt and coffee filters.

I had to leave many items behind... I'm glad the cashier was really nice.

I'll be sure this doesn't happen twice!

6 comments:

Kelly said...

I hope the fancy butter made it in your cart :)

pdxkatie said...

one of those pesky library-types pickpocketed you while you were enjoying your gelato!

Doris said...

I love your blog. Would like to try those delicious banana muffins. Doris

Anonymous said...

what's fancy irish butter?? sarah

Simple Living said...

Banana Streusel Muffins Recipe
Better than banana bread, and these freeze well too.
by Geema
10 muffins
35 min 15 min prep
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3-4 bananas, mashed
3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup butter, melted
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Lightly grease 10 muffin cups, or line with muffin papers.
In a large bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
In another bowl, beat together bananas, sugar, egg and melted butter.
Stir the banana mixture into the flour mixture just until moistened.
Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups.
In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, flour and cinnamon.
Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal.
Sprinkle topping over muffins.
Bake in preheated oven for 18 to 20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean.

Anonymous said...

I've been trying to convince Ry to give up carrying credit cards but I think this is exactly what he's afraid of. I understand...it's embarassing. Manya