I am a bit of a spending hypocrite. One minute I would encourage my husband to buy an item costing thousands of dollars because I think it is a great deal on great quality, the next minute I would criticize a purchase of a few dollars. I guess the word “cheap” doesn’t really describe me accurately. Though I do have tons of excuses for my behavior, so let me know if you want to hear them. I got a lot to say on this topic!
Last night we had a very small dinner, which left me feeling unusually hungry this morning. So when Mario said he would do a coffee run to McDonald’s this morning, I was excited with all the breakfast possibilities. As I mentioned before, I sweat the small spending. As a result, I rarely go out to eat and the last time I had McDonald breakfast was probably back in college! On our drive to McDonald’s, we had this conversation.
Mario: We should get breakfast muffins. Those are pretty tasty.
Flo: (I already ordered breakfast omelet at work twice this week! The most I ever spent on breakfast!)
No, I think I should think healthy…
Mario: How about hash-browns? Those are small little treats and pretty cheap.
Flo: (Oooh, I like that “C” word.)
That sounds good! How much do you think those cost?
Mario: 50 cents each, I think.
Flo: (Wow, that’s pretty expensive for a little piece of potato patty)
Maybe it is a bad idea. Just get your coffee.
Mario: Okay, one coffee and two hash-browns then.
(At least there will something to appease my stomach god!)
Few minutes later we made our order.
Mario: Hey, they charged me a dollar for each hash-brown!
Flo: Maybe there are two in one order… No way those little things cost a dollar each! We are at McDonald’s!
Mario: Hey, there are only two hash-browns in this bag. I guess it is a dollar each…
Flo: Uurrrr! WE WILL NEVER ORDER A HASH-BROWN AT McDONALD’s AGAIN!!!! But these are very tasty! Fried potatoes….
So I guess we will not be ordering anything other than coffee at McDonald’s anytime soon.