Rick has been listening to too much radio. Some of these shows should be taken off the air. It’s not that I’m against freedom of speech but lately it is seriously encroaching on my freedom of expression. First it was shoes and now it is earrings.
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.


Connie said...

Oh the sacrifices we make. That makes perfect sense to me, after all free is a very good thing isn't it?

Mereknits said...

Jane, I think you are perfectly fine getting those earrings. It is so funny, the second I put myself on a yarn diet, then I am almost going crazy because I need to buy yarn. It is a sickness with me.
Have a great day,

tammy said...

"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." - My thoughts exactly. I think we may be long lost sisters.

I really want my husband to be on a budget and not spend any money, but I don't want those rules to apply to me.

It seems like we both do so good for awhile, and then we both blow it. Not good.

Shari said...

We have a LOT in common, debt diets, shoes, movie nights. I could go on.

wendy said...

ha ha, that is funny
YES, I too will go on a debt diet as soon as I buy everything I "need?"
just like I'll go on a food diet, just as soon as I eat everything I like....
and I'll run a marathon....just as soon as I have finished being a couch potatoe
so.....good luck with that


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