My husband has been listening to the Dave Ramsey show with all those people calling in to scream ‘we’re debt free.’ It’s not that I don’t think it’s a good idea to get out of debt but not until I buy everything I might possibly need before we do.
When Rick informed me that we needed to become debt free I thought it was a great idea. I still do but I have to say it is about as exciting as eating sardines on Melba toast.
I wanted to buy a pair of earrings. I don’t need earrings in the ‘need’ sense but I need them in the sense that now that I can’t have them I have to have them. They don’t cost much but since I am on the honor system, I am plagued with an annoying little thing called guilt.
It just doesn’t seem fair to me--going on a debt diet. It’s a lot easier for Rick. He doesn’t need earrings or high heel shoes nor does he carry a purse. It’s not hard for him to go on an accessory diet. He’s not addicted to chocolate either. What does he have to sacrifice; beef jerky, pepperoni sticks, or those jaw breaking corn nuts he likes to eat?
I came up with a plan. The earrings were on sale, buy two get one free. So which one is free? If he does notice that I have a new pair, and that in itself would be a monumental moment, I could honestly say that I got that pair for free. He doesn’t have to know how much I paid to get it for free.
I feel better already. I am sacrificing by only getting three pairs. At this price I should stock up. We have a supply of food after all. Shouldn’t we be stocking up on everything? But no, I agreed to go on a debt diet so that’s what I’m going to do.