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I think the sales clerks are laughing at me...

July 14th, 2009 at 05:39 pm

Today was such a busy day.

The maids came over early, which worked to my advantage as it gave me a jump start on my errands. After they left, I went to the post office, mailed a package, and then headed over to the student services building. I needed to get an official letter from the registrar that I am enrolled as a full-time student for the fall semester (my insurance will not accept a print out from the online registration). After that I had to go to the car insurance office to drop off some paperwork.

And then I went to the apartment, dropped off a bunch of stuff (purses, some clothes, the bikes) and did some cleaning. I lined all the shelves with shelf liner, washed most of our new appliances, and mopped the floor.

And then I realized I forgot to get a jalapeno pepper for one of the recipes I'm making this week. So I went to the store to buy one.

Yes, one jalapeno pepper.

I'm not quite sure how much I was expecting it to cost, but I was not expecting it to cost $0.02 (how much it did cost). I'm lucky I had a nickel in my wallet. I normally don't carry change (unless I find it on the ground) and I wouldn't have been able to use my debit/credit card for that purchase.

The guy ringing me up thought it was hilarious I was buying one jalapeno pepper. He asked me why I was buying one and seemed surprised to hear me say that was all I needed. He probably doesn't see a lot of people buying jalapenos one at a time.

I don't like buying things in bulk. It is just my fiance, brother, and myself (and soon will be just my fiance and I) and we don't need to buy food in bulk. Most of it will go bad before we eat all of it and our freezer isn't big enough to freeze everything.

Fiance and I have decided to go ahead and completely combine finances. He has a CD that will mature this Sunday so Monday we will add him to my savings. We might rollover the CD (with my name on it this time) or we might add that to our savings. We'll probably roll it over for another 3 months.

9 Responses to “I think the sales clerks are laughing at me...”

  1. crazyliblady Says:

    Did I hear right? You have maids?

  2. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    That is funny about the single jalapeno, and for just two cents! Big Grin I have sometimes bought a ginger piece so small that the electronic produce scale would not even recognize it. The store gives it to me free then.

  3. monkeymama Says:

    I can identify. We often make salsa, and dh realized he forgot one specific pepper (a hot one - only needed one). It was about the same. I joked that he should have taken our cloth grocery bag because they give a 5 cent credit for every cloth bag we bring/use. Could have been a free pepper. Wink

    Anyway - you are not the only one.

  4. whitestripe Says:

    i think it's funny to see when people buy odd things they obviously forgot in their weekly shop. DF's sister and I once bought some bleach and a mango.

  5. cassandra Says:

    Crazyliblady- at my dad's place (where I currently am living until he comes home) we have maids that come in every other week. At my apartment (that I just got with my fiance) we do not have maids.

    I'm glad I'm not the only who has done that! I've stopped by the grocery store for things like milk and dish soap before, but not for a jalapeno.

  6. whitestripe Says:

    oh and i bought a banana once. it was $1.60! (we had a cyclone and the banana crops were wiped out, so for about a year everyone on our side of the country paid up to $12 a kilo for bananas)

  7. ceejay74 Says:

    Once I was all done ringing up and paying and was bagging my stuff when I noticed a small piece of fresh ginger in the bottom of my cart. I paid separately for that; can't remember how much but it was much less than a dollar. The clerk was nice and didn't make me feel stupid. Smile

  8. dmontngrey Says:

    That's funny! We often buy hot peppers 1 or 2 at a time and I always pick on DH for "spending too much" when they cost 4 cents! Of course, they're just lumped into the rest of our order so they don't stand out. Always surprises me how cheap they are though.

  9. cassandra Says:

    I know! I was shocked at how cheap they are. I was thinking they would cost about a quarter.

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