As I went to stand in the check out lane (only one was open), I realized the lady ahead of me had a bunch of full carts, and two more to go. I saw her folder filled with coupons.
I groaned. I was hot. Tired. And didn't really want to wait in the only checkout lane to pay for my 7 little items. Then the lady ahead of me said the other lane was open. I dashed there and plopped my 7 items down.
Soon I heard the cashier helping the lady, say, "You thoought it would be negative? No, it's...."
I couldn't hear what the cashier said. However, my cashier filled me in. She asked me if I could believe what happened. I told her I had no clue as I dug for a 20 dollar bill to pay my 12 dollar and one cent worth of 7 items. What happened?
Turns out the lady with the folder of coupons had a bill of over $500 and only paid 73 cents.
And the lady was upset because she did not have a negative balance? I guess that 73 cents was meant for something else. I saw how long the tape was. I saw the number of she had.
Where was I? Not a mega grocery store by any means. I wasn't even at Wal-mart or Target. I was at the Dollar General Store. Which is a chain of little neighborhood stores with everyday inexpensive items and/or discontinued. In and out and fast. I usually buy all my name brand cleaning products there, including toilet tissue--cheap.
That's it. And maybe a bag of trail mix or make up for a buck.
So what in the world did this lady get for 500 bucks? I was too much in shock to ask. I watched her and the kids pile sacks in the car. I did see a lot of DAWN dish liquid.
Guess clean dishes will never be in question in their house.
I took my 12 dollar and one cent worth of items home. Felt like I'd spent 12 million instead.
Does everybody clip coupons? I may need to get serious and start .