Frugality Does Weird Things To You

I think I have super (market) issues. I went into Sainsbury’s yesterday for the first time in a long time. It felt like I was visiting an old friend I hadn’t seen in a while. I was even a bit offended that they had put in new self service tills without telling me. I was after a few essential bits and pieces that Asda doesn’t do, like mushroom ketchup and own brand toothbrushes. This is one thing that really bugs me about Asda. Unfortunately I can’t deny that they are significantly cheaper than Sainsbury’s (about £20 a shop), and their stuff is alrightish quality wise, but there are some things that I know I can get cheaper at Sainsbury’s. Toothbrushes, sugar and tins of butter beans to name a few. To top it all off, Asda is on the other side of town and the traffic renders it almost inaccessible for most of the day. Sainsbury’s is just around the corner. grrr.

Hang on a sec, what’s that? Mushroom ketchup doesn’t sound like a necessity? Oh come on, anyone who is anyone surely knows that it is the most essential ingredient for cottage pie! Other people must get in a stew (see what I did there?!) about the price of a tin of butter beans as well. No? Just me then. #firstworldproblems.

Yes, yes, I know I am lucky to have a choice of places to shop. And who gets worked up about supermarkets anyway?!? *deep breath* I am just venting. I have just got in from an Asda shop and it always gets my blood pressure up. Especially as I now have to go and get the three year old from pre-school and I don’t have time to drink my tea. That makes me sad.

Another weird thing that frugality has done to me is that I now have an acute longing for a chest freezer. Yes I do. Just think of all the money I’d save by cooking meals in bulk then freezing. All the blackberries I could have frozen if only I hadn’t sensibly limited the amount we picked to the amount of available space in my dull, ordinary freezer. *sigh* one can only dream.

Well I have successfully procrastinated for long enough to be able to drink my tea, hooray! Now I will have to push the buggy up the hill at a dead run to get to pre-school on time. Ah well. You win some, you lose some.

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