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I am both angry and disappointed

July 3rd, 2017 at 07:29 am

So, this morning I and a co-worker decided to work "out of the office". Our location, believe it or not, is a mega-grocery store with a very nice mobile office facility upstairs whereby you can access Wi-Fi, etc.

I was in need of two greeting cards. Usually I visit my local Dollar General and purchase them at a cost between $.50 and $1.00 (less 8% tax of course). Today, for the sake of convenience and "so I don't forget", I found two that I needed and proceeded to checkout. The total...$10.78!

I am left feeling angry and disappointed in myself over my rush to check it off my list knowing full well the financial penalty I would pay (and did). Assuming I paid $1.08 for each card (including tax)at the DG, totaling $2.16 and taking that amount from my actual spend of $10.78, I need to find just "punishment" for the $8.62.


6 Responses to “I am both angry and disappointed”

  1. snafu Says:

    When I've caught myself having done an 'unacceptable' spend, my penalty was double the sum to a savings stream. For example as a result of an actual spend $ 10.78 would require $ 20. to saving stream for anticipated Labor Day weekend special event with expenses for parking, family zoo admission, special feed the panda add on.

    I notice the ATM now typically dispenses $ 50. bills rather than $ 20. that were typical in previous years.

  2. ThriftoRama Says:

    It really is alarming how much greeting cards cost these days!

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    It's happened to me, too. Could you return them for a refund, and then still make a trip to Dollar General?

  4. NJDebbie Says:

    I feel your pain. I buy extra cards when I go to the Dollar store (2 cards for a $1) to pick up a card. I try to foresee what events are coming up for planning purposes. I cringe every time I look in the back of the card and I see that people paid so much money for them. Just the other day I was able to recycle a graduation card that was given to DS#1. Luckily for me, the envelope was not addressed to him and the inside of the card has an extra sheet of paper where they'd written well wishes to him. I cut the paper carefully and nicely and I'm using the card next Sunday for a high school graduation.

  5. Out of the Dark Says:

    Thank you all very much for the feedback. I couldn't return them as I signed them in haste which is a problem for me at time. Thinking and doing versus thinking and contemplating. My partner swears I'm gonna shoot myself in the foot someday. Lololol.

  6. rob62521 Says:

    I think we have all succumbed to the greeting card overspending or something similar. Like some of the other SA folks, I try to buy extra when I go to DG and sometimes I find some really nice ones at Thrift Stores.

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