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My sister Jane was convinced that she could succeed in spending virtually no money this month. As in zero dollars. On Wednesday when I was telling her that she has to spend money SOMEtime, she said in a very serious voice "No, I can spend no money if I cook everyday, if I don't go out with friends, if I don't leave the house, if I don't do anything."
I rolled my eyes at how serious she had become. This game has really brought out her competitive streak. As soon as I got home Wednesday evening she announced that she had spent no money that day.
"How much money did YOU spend?" She asked brightly.
"I don't wanna talk about it." I mumbled.
"Haha! See? I'm winning already!"
"Yeah, yeah. Don't judge me. I had to buy lunch."
"Well, if you would cook in the morning like me you could bring your own lunch to University."
"But I can't cook.
"Well, whose fault is that? You're so gonna lose this game."
Ooooh, that was low.
I turned away from her and consoled myself by planning my next blog post.
However, my buying lunch is no longer a problem as my sister has relented and said lunch doesn't count. Nor do grocery bills or anything like that that is absolutely necessary. I mean, you've gotta eat, right? Instead, only the purchases that are not necessary, like say, buying a snack when you've just had lunch, or eating out for dinner when my mum has already cooked dinner, will be counted.
Anyway, my other sister Jackie has also joined the frugality game. She like me,
is a shopaholic used to be a shopaholic. In fact, sometimes I wonder if I get some of my impulsive shopping habits from her. Therefore, I was worried that she might not last out this game. However Jackie has actually spent the least amount of money out of the all of us so far.
But onto the struggles of yours truly in this darned game. Well, it's been really tough on the Misnomer so far. And was especially hard this week as the mall I work in had a mall-wide sale.
Yup. Mall-wide. And up to like 60% off in certain stores too.
Can you imagine how an alcoholic feels when being confronted with liquor after two months of being sober? Well, that's how I felt when I was confronted by the giant sale sign after being clean for three days.