- Pole dancing girls.
- Thunderstorms in the middle of the night.
- Riding in boats.
- Riding a horse (natch).
- Port de bras on Cadillac.
I'm not so much a bargain person in the sense of driving out of my way to save $1, or clipping coupons, but I am highly susceptible to the "Buy 2 for 1" concept. Witnesseth: 3 cartons of hormonally-enhanced strawberries in my refrigerator because they were 3 for $5 when I went to the grocery store on Monday.
As I left the store I noticed a bin at the end of the stand that contained a bunch of toothpaste: 10 for $10. Even though I know you don't have to buy 10, I was irked I didn't see the deal prior to checking out. So yesterday at lunch I went back specifically and stocked up. Does this mean I now have 14 tubes of toothpaste stashed in my bathroom, along with a backlog of body wash and soap? Yes. That is indeed what it means. I find toothpaste to be one of those commodity toiletries that are here today, gone tomorrow. And running out is nothing but a big suckgasm. Body wash and soap? Same thing.
So while I think an inventory of 2-3 tubes is probably acceptable, I wonder if buying 10 at one time is excessive. All I know is my purchase would've been $30 but instead it was $10.90 with tax. And I should be well-positioned for clean teeth until 2011.