Another rant, if I may. Lately, several Facebook "friends" have been posting pictures of their grocery shopping adventures. "I got $153 worth of stuff for 83% off!" "I saved $67!" "I did an emergency tracheotomy on a choking guy and got a free package of bagels!" "I saved an orphaned litter of kittens and got two-for-one on cat litter!" That sort of stuff.
I'm really happy for them and everything, but I mostly just want to tell them to shut it. I'm just happy that it has been over a month since we ran out of milk. If I go to the grocery store once a week, we're sitting pretty. I manage to feed my husband dinner almost every night, sometimes even with actual cooking!
I don't have time to scour the Smith's ads to see how I can leverage the double coupon promotion to my maximum advantage. I certainly don't have time to make more than one trip to the store in a week. I'm happy if there happens to be a coupon for something I need to buy, but I don't have what could reasonably be called a system. You know why? I have a job. I spend 50 hours a week driving to, from, or sitting in my office. Today I clipped my fingernails in the car at stoplights. I come home to furiously clean and cook (and occasionally blog, heh) so that I can spend a few precious hours with my husband when he gets home from work before we have to go to bed and start the whole friggin process over.
It just seems so...gloat-y. "I'm a stay-at-home mom, so I have time to organize my coupons and visit each store in order to save the most. Look how much better I am than you."
So maybe I'm taking it a little too personally. Maybe it's supposed to be inspirational. Maybe it's Monday and I'm tired and not in the mood to come up with something to cook. Whatever. But I still kind of want to slap someone around a little.