Sunday, August 16, 2009
Marriage 101, Lecture 782: Save big money at Menard's, part 54
SH: I got these batteries at Menard's. They were on sale.
SH teases me about shopping at Goodwill, but he is a marketing department's dream. Give him a coupon, a rebate or a sale and he is in heaven. It's a deal. I have to be careful when I sort through the mail and throw away the junk -- we got rebate checks all the time that look like solicitations. Oh hey hunger appeal people? Telling us this is our Second Notice! is not making me more inclined to send money. And National Wildlife Federation? Please keep sending us calendars. Sure, we don't need five copies of a 2010 calendar, but I worked for a paper company and have a defined benefit pension with them, so I am all about other people using paper. Not me. I don't waste. But you go ahead.
Me: Those are the crap store brand batteries. I hate those. They don't work. Why did you get them?
SH: We can use them in the smoke detector.
Me: We're going to die.