Saturday, November 1, 2008

How far does a dollar go these days?

The Dollar Store is a great place. Some of the merchandise is junk and not worth it, but other items, like toothpaste or a 2-pack of toothbrushes are well worth it. The nice thing about the dollar store is you don't need the cashier to tell you how much your total is going to be. If you have one item it will cost you $1.08. Two items cost $2.16, etcetera.

Jeff and I stood in line with our one item chatting about my day at work and what movie we were going to see that evening. When we got to the cashier I pulled out my wallet and Jeff grabbed a handful of change from his pocket. For those of you who carry cash, you know the art of getting rid of change is a priority. No one wants to carry around pennies, nickles and dimes. Both Jeff and I were laden with change that we were eager to get rid of.

Jeff's solution was that we split the total cost. Jeff put down two quarters, a nickle and three pennies. I contributed two quarters. When we got outside with our purchase I was giggling. "Do you realize that we just went dutch on a pregnancy test?"

It was amusing to speculate about how the people in the store might of perceived us. They had no idea that we've been married for eleven years with two kids at home. By all appearances we were out on a date and needed to stop at the store first. Did they think that my boyfriend was chivalrous for helping pay for my pregnancy test, or did they think he was a louse for making me come up with fifty cents. Maybe they thinking, much like you, "Wow, you can get a pregnancy test at the dollar store? What a great deal! I wonder if they are accurate."

Why yes, they are accurate. I have spent $3.24 on them over the last several months and they have been right every single time.

9 comments:

Happy Campers said...

I never knew they sold pregnancy tests at the dollar store!

morninglight mama said...

Congrats!!! And welcome back!

R said...

Congrats! By the way... I bought my last pregnancy test at the dollar store too (but that was over two years ago).

The Sports Mama said...

Ok.. so right now I'm laughing because your Google ads are for "Own Your Own Dollar Store" and "Accurate Pregnancy Tests"... teehee

KroonFamily said...

WHAT??? Congratulations... you are so damned fertile!!! I swear it seams like you just said that you were going to "try" LOL. I am convinced that you two just have to gaze into eachothers eyes and make a wish and there you are... BABY #3 ... AMAZING... I love you.
PS. welcome back to the blogging world! I have missed your amazing writing.

Rachel said...

Okay, so color me blind.

I read that as you not being pregnant... yet.

Love you. Adorableness. I have so missed your voice!

themommykelly said...

Okay, so which is it? Negative or Positive?

Ashley said...

Hold up! You're pregnant? Do tell!!!!!

Lisa said...

love it! What a story to tell the little one some day :)