Conversely, there is my husband, who can't be bothered with rifling through racks of clothing. He knows what he likes. And he purchases it, barely glancing at the price tag. The end.
Whereas I would rather have 10 pairs of shoes at $20 per pair (because they were on clearance at TJ's or Marshalls); Hubby would rather have 2 good pairs of shoes for $100 a pair.
Which makes for some interesting
Take, for example, our dishwasher. I won that battle back in 2002. I couldn't rationalize spending more than $500 on a stupid dishwasher. Our dishwasher? Yeah, it sucks.
We compromised on the refrigerator. Hubby knew what he wanted. He talked me into it. But we bought it at the Sears scratch and dent store. Win-win.
All this leads me to our latest
You see, our bath towels were getting old. And by old, I mean stinky and mildewy.
So a family trip to Target provided the perfect opportunity to replenish our supply. I immediately strolled down the Target-brand aisle of towels. "Perfect!" I thought, as I grabbed 4 bath towels at $3.99 each.
However, unbeknownst to me, Hubby had veered down the "designer" towel aisle. When I went to find him, he was stacking the cart with plush bath towels. Six, to be exact. At a cost of $10 each!
I immediately became short of breath. $60 on towels?! Was he crazy??
"Umm...NO." I stated as he finished loading the cart.
"What do you mean, NO? Just look at these compared to yours! These are twice as thick! That's the reason why we're having to buy more - you bought cheap ones before and now they reek. And why only 4? We have company all the time."
And then he finished his oration with what he always says to me in these instances: "You get what you pay for, Sarah."
Grrr. So I folded my arms and harumphed, "Fine. If YOU want to spend $60 on stupid towels, go ahead. I can think of a LOT better things to spend $60 on
So I lost that one. But actually? I won. Getting out of the shower and wrapping up with my new plush towel is AWESOME. Who knew what a difference a towel could make?!
Stay tuned, because coming up on the next episode of Sarah is a Cheapskate: Bikini waxing and the price differences thereof.