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What's the matter with these people?

April 5th, 2009 at 05:29 pm

I went to an auction yesterday with DH. Nothing was of interest to me, but I usually go with him to auctions and I'm never bored. People watching fascinates me, and I'm always interested to see what prices things bring. Plus, I was planning to walk around a lot, since lately I've been trying to go for a walk several times a week. Although it wasn't walking fast enough to raise my heart rate, it was still walking and therefore exercise in my book.

Well, to keep it frugal and healthy (trying to lose weight...AGAIN!), I brought our lunches. It worked out great. No bland, tasteless $3.50 hamburger from the vendor. Actually sometimes they are pretty good, but do you know how much ground beef I could buy for that? That's what always ruins the taste for me.

I jokingly said to DH after the sale, "what's the matter with these people? I looked and looked all day, and didn't find any dropped money on the ground! Not even a lousy penny!" But, then, we stopped at a grocery store on the way home, and I found a penny in the parking lot. You would have thought it was a gold nugget. Aloud, I said, "HA! I'm rich!" I was near the car and the window was open so I said it for DH's benefit, but I wonder how many other people looked at me kind of funny. It makes me laugh again today just thinking about it. I'm glad I amuse myself!

6 Responses to “What's the matter with these people?”

  1. baselle Says:

    I know. I saw a beat up penny in a crosswalk, but I was crossing with the good graces of the cars waiting for me (no light). Didn't dare. But 50 feet away, karma rewarded me with a nickel. Smile

  2. veronak Says:

    I notice that where ever I go now I pack a cooler with snacks and soda's, especially now that I am not working...I found 5 cents the other day any was so excited, lol

  3. dmontngrey Says:

    I found a penny and a dime at Target on Saturday - and a quarter at the grocery store yesterday! Smile

  4. HouseHopeful Says:

    Lol... i've noticed a lack of change on the ground as well Smile

    Amber, the cooler idea is a really good one!

  5. Aleta Says:

    Know what you mean about high prices and the way it ruins your appetite while eating it. We were at the zoo yesterday (90") weather and stopped for a bite to eat as someting unusual for us. The hotdogs were $4.50. The hamburger were $5. and change. My husband had a bottle of beer and it was $4.50. Needless to say, we shared the hotdog.

    All I could do was to look at the families with all of those kids and wondered what that day cost them including the little toys that are made in the machine and cast from plastic.

    Entrance into the zoo is $15.95 for adults and $11.95 for kids 3 and up. We have an annual pass because we have grandkids which also gives us about 10 buddy passes at 1/2 off the price or we couldn't afford to go. Don't know how families can afford these prices.

  6. Thrifty Ray Says:

    I people watch when we've gone to Vegas or the local Indian Casino here. I do not enjoy gambling but I do enjoy just watching people. I guess I need to glance down more, it has been a while since I have found any money. Hmmm.

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