Now that I’ve outed myself as a cheapo, I’d like to discuss some of my other cheap tendencies. And also your cheap tendencies. Because you being cheap also makes my being cheap more acceptable.
Before I discuss being cheap, however, lets get a few things straight. I’m not cheap about everything. Tomato products MUST, I repeat MUST, be name brand. Store brands always seem so acidic. Also, I only buy premium brand ice creams because really, if I’m going to make my ass even fatter and muffin top even poofier, then by golly that ice cream is going to taste pretty spectacular. I don’t like generic Cool Whip. I also don’t like cheapy lunch meat. Carl Buddig lunch meats give me the heebie jeebies. Ham, turkey, chicken, and beef should not all be the same color and have flecks of mystery matter scattered throughout.
Now for cheap-o-rama discussions…Many of my beauty products are from the grocery store and are either Equate brand or Suave or Lip Smackers. I do have a few cosmetics from actual cosmetic counters where over painted, black smocked women convinced me that their $32 tube of lipstick is somehow superior to my C.O. Bigelow lip tint. While I covet those fancy schmancy expensive beauty products I just can’t bring myself to spend the money on a brand name.
Pretty much everything else that you could possibly buy at a grocery store or drug store, I buy their generic versions. Even if the store brand is only two cents cheaper, then I’ll buy it because that extra two cents is going to help put my children through Harvard! My new best friend Meijer has her own line of many store brands that have caused me to develop a leetle girl crush on her. Prettily packaged and tasty and GENERIC makes my heart go pitter pat.
Are there things that you are violently opposed to purchasing the generic version (like my aversion to generic canned tomatoes?)
What about diapers? I didn’t even mention diapers before! I’ve not had any trouble with the Parent’s Choice brand, but I just really like how soft the Pampers are for Ella. Carson used to wear Huggies, but they started leaking so now he’s also wearing Pampers and I’m wondering if I could skimp on their diapers and use the money saved to buy myself some fancy schmancy beauty products? Hmmm? (I’m only sort of joking.)
Discuss amongst yourselves. Let the cheap comments flow….