Thursday, June 9, 2011

Extreme Couponing has done damage to my psyche. I may sue.

Okay, I realize that I've not written in a half a week, and that's terrible in the blogging world, but I'm really sick. Okay, not actually, really sick in a life-threatening since, but the cold that wiped me out two weeks ago morphed into a sinus infection and stole my voice. I have no voice, people. This to a girl who spend all of her life waiting for two days a week so she can wait on tables is tragically scarring.

I had to call off work tonight. I have no voice, and the headaches that go with the sinus infection are kind of intense. Right this minute, it feels like someone is punching me, over and over, both in the jaw and in the nose, and tears are randomly running out of my one eye socket. In short, I look like I'm a swollen faucet. Despite all this, I had to go to the store, because even in my ailment, my children want to eat all day every day, and Thursday night I stop at the grocery store on the way home from work, so I needed that trip.

I'm not sure if it's the coupon binder, the runny nose/eye/cough, the children running everywhere screaming, or the fact that we take up an entire aisle whilst shopping, but people were avoiding me and the brood in the grocery store. I liked it.

And here's where the Extreme Couponing trauma comes in. I got 97 dollars worth of groceries for $47. Well, Forty six and change. And I'm disappointed! There is something emotionally wrong with me, that may have nothing to do with the cold med/antibiotics.

Five packages of ice cream novelties, a CASE of juice boxes, Jack Daniels bbq sauce, treats, fruit, 7 more packages of yogurt, because of the dairy sale at Giant.

I mean really. Almost a hundred dollars of groceries for less than half the usual cost and I'm upset about it? I want a seven thousand dollar order for 12 cents, and I'm going to keep going till I get it.

I don't want to be an Extreme Couponer. I want to be BETTER than an extreme couponer, and I don't want to have to dust my garage and my boxes of pasta to do it.

Blast it all, TLC.



Chef in Training said...

thanks for your comment on my blog! I would love it if you would still follow me. Even though GFC is having problems on my page, you can still follow me by clicking "FOLLOW" on the top left side of my blog along my navigation bar. I would appreciate it so much! Thanks!

aimee said...

I'm sorry to hear that you're sick. I hope you feel better soon. I always wondered about extreme couponing. I watched the show on TV and is amazed how they get it down to almost having all those items for free. But then when I saw the piles of products that will last more than a lifetime, it scared me. Lol! I don't have enough space for that in my house.

Becky said...

They have messed with me too! I just don't think that those orders that cost next to nothing are always possible. Especially since they never seem to buy much produce, meat, milk, or OJ. I think the kids probably messed you up last night because I spent 56 and change at Giant, and bought a lot of items. Hope your feeling better soon!