Monday, March 30, 2009

Since you all love questions so much...

Just when you thought I was all kinds of freaky...and that fo shizzle I was listening to some seventies "love making" music....I pose this question to you...

At what point is grocery shopping an illness?

I mean...when you hit 3 stores in one day. Because something is free...and you don't want to miss out...something that you don't even need today. In fact, probably won't need it for the next 4 months....is that something to see Dr. Phil about?

Would he ask me if I went to bed hungry as a child or if I had some deep-seated fear of not being able to feed my babies?

Would he wonder why just a month or so ago I printed every available coupon to acquire more than 30 bottles of mustard, BBQ sauce, and hot sauce...for free. FREE, people. Do you realize that FREE is a four letter word. An "F" word at that. Not THE "F" word...but just as sex addicts are aroused by that one...I think I am aroused by the other one. FREE. (Just got chills up my spine people.)

So seriously, friends. Do I need an intervention?

Shoot...my family HAD to go on WIC, just to keep me and my FREE cereal in milk.

How many boxes are too many? 10, 15, 20?

Remember, I have 8 kids.

So will it bring shame to my already bad reputation if I confess, right here, right now, that I have... um...

76 unopened boxes of cereal in my closet.

SEVENTY SIX.

I acquired 30 of them this past week. FREE. Oh yep. I am so lit up by that word.

"Honey, get the handcuffs out...and the milk." I'm in the mood for a little threesome, just you, me, and the captain. Yeah, baby. Captain Crunch.

Bow chicka wow wow.

7 comments:

Malinda said...

YOU GO GIRL! I do the same thing!
Love & hugs
Malinda

Katie @ 3 Blondes and a Redhead said...

We should start a support group. Not "Grocery shoppers anonymous" but more like a "share your freebies this week" kind of a group. :)

BUT I think that 76 boxes of cereal are a lot. You should not buy anymore cereal until your family has eaten the supply down to 20 boxes. And for you guys, that might only take a few weeks.

Sandra in Phx said...

That's awesome, Becky. You can donate so much of that to the Manna Ministry! Or you could drop some by the Dorris household! LOL

Mary said...

I love it, Becky. I'm not telling how many boxes we have OR confessing how many shelves of my pantry are dedicated to condiments alone. Just remember that there are only two small children in my home. ;) An intervention? Not even remotely necessary.

Bogart in P Towne said...

It is NEVER an illness. The grocery store and all the food inside is where its at!

jennifer said...

LOL! Just stay away from Snap Crackle and Pop... they are mine :)

I don't think you can have too many boxes of cereal - I could SURVIVE on cereal (love the stuff).

And you know, not all stores give away free stuff. My grocery store hasn't given me anything.

The Maid said...

Jennifer...technically it wasn't free from the grocery store...it was matching sales with coupons that made it free.

Coupon magic! :) Woohoo!

And snap crackle and pop...you can have 'em. :) They don't often give out coupons...stingy midgets!

Have a great day!
The Maid