Yesterday I went to Bed, Bath and Beyond to look at blenders, armed with the mailbox regular $5 off $15 purchase coupon. I wasn’t excited by any of the options, but then I remembered I needed – wanted – a cheese grater. The option from my go-to brand was under $15. Crap, crap, crap. I didn’t want to spend much more than $15. I stared at the wall of kitchen accessories until I saw an apple corer. Perfect for those granny smiths I had just bought. Besides, who really uses a melon baller? I walked out with two kitchen items for under $20.
Today I opened a rarely used drawer in my kitchen and found an apple corer. Not just any apple corer, but the exact same one I bought yesterday. I don’t know what is more revealing: that I couldn’t remember I had an apple corer already or that I couldn’t conceive of not using the coupon even though it meant spending more than necessary.
Someone’s getting a lovely apple corer in their Christmas stocking.
First World Pearl:
Know thy kitchen, know thyself