3 Things That I Refuse To Skimp On


I’m a confessed penny pincher. I’ve been this way for as long as I can remember. I may have learned it from my Grandpa, but I can’t be sure.

I shop at the thrift store for clothes. Actually, every article of clothing that I wear to work, minus underwear and socks,(even I draw a line in the sand) are thrift store clothes. It doesn’t bother me at all, I broadcast it to all of my friends. They laugh at me then proceed to ruin a $35 pair of pants in the dirty work environment. Stupid!

Quick question— If you were walking down the street with an arm full of groceries and spotted a penny, would you juggle the grocery bags to bend over and pick it up? I would. I just wouldn’t be able to pass it up.

Now that we’ve established that I’m nuts, here are a few things that I won’t skimp on.

Steak: If I’m going to go through the trouble of firing up my Weber charcoal grill, I’m not putting a crappy cut of meat on it. I walk past the slop that’s out on the rack and head straight for the butcher. I want something that was on a cow’s rib that morning.

Beer: I like good IPA. Dogfish Head 90 minute IPA is nice. It’s also about ten bucks a six-pack. In my opinion, it’s money well spent.

Coffee: If you like coffee, do yourself a favor, buy the good stuff. I’m not talking about upgrading from Maxwell House to Folgers. I like Peet’s Major Dickason’s Blend. You really can’t go wrong with it.          ** If you drink instant, you may be hopeless**


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