|Barbie's Dream Wedding. Probably cost more than $73.34 (even just for the dolls).|
I have a few addendums to the tale:
1) My mother wants me to point out that her father paid for the food at Henry House. Which I think was very nice of him, and I bet he was happy not to have had to fund a 2011-style multi-thousand-dollar catered affair.
2) This means that "Wedding weekend - $19" is now a complete mystery. But I theorize that this money went to providing bus tickets to their 10 guests.
3) When I was a little girl, this story HORRIFIED ME. Because where was the poufy, Barbie-esque princess gown? The tiara? The flowergirls? The dancing and the bridesmaids and the tuxedos? What was WRONG WITH THEM?
I now, obviously, adore this story to pieces and can only aspire to this level of frugality.
Anyway, today I am currently in a bit of a frugal conundrum vis-a-vis pharmacies. Because I love my pharmacy I go to. It's a tiny little office on the main floor of my doctor's office, and when I pick up my medication, they give me a chocolate. Not just a chocolate - a creamy-mint-filled chocolate. Every time I get a prescription refill (i.e. every month!)
They are so friendly and nice and I luuurve them.
|"And here is your chocolate. Free of charge, as I realize you are extremely frugal."|
But the thing is, being a small independent business, they are only open 9-5:30 on weekdays. And I work 9-5:00 most weekdays, and can't get there before 5:30. And I need a refill. And there is a large billboard at my neighbourhood Evil Conglomerate Drugstore saying I would get several thousand bonus points to switch my prescription there.
Free bonus points are like free money. And the Evil Conglomerate's pharmacy is open until 11pm or something preposterous. So it would be more convenient.
So... do I make this choice based on emotion (chocolates!)? Or frugality (free points to switch!)? Or convenience (open past 5:30!)?
Note: I have two pills left and need to decide ASAP. Any advice greatly appreciated.