Wednesday, March 25, 2009

All for the sake of Rs. 20/-

This is the only reason why we haven't yet become millionaires. Otherwise, with the extent to which we watch our pennies, we'd have become millionaires long back.....

Last weekend, we had forgotten to buy something (I forget what), so we dropped in at Total mall to check if it was available there. The refundable parking charge of Rs. 20/- paid, we went in.. but we didn't get whatever we went there for. Now how to get the refund ? We couldn't lose TWENTY bucks, could we?

There was a Music World/Planet M out there. We went in to see if we could get something worth Rs. 20/- Surely a pencil, or a crayon set, or a small colouring book for kiddo ..... should be easy, right?

Half an hour later, we walked out light-hearted with.....

The Collectors- David Baldacci ( Art and Suma culpa.)
Hour Game- David Baldacci
The Pakistani Bride- Bapsi Sidhwa ( I really like her writing.)
A Dangerous Fortune- Ken Follet
A file folder (Mar being the season to accumulate paperwork)
Aandhi- the video cd. (for my Mom actually )

.... our pockets also lighter by close to a 1000 bucks!

Penny wise and pound foolish.
That's us.
And the story of our non-existent savings.

15 comments:

~nm said...

Hahahaha..too good :D

Yup..even I'm in the category of penny wise and pound foolish

Suma said...

lol! tho you still spent it on worthy stuff :P

Swati said...

hahahah..good one!

Scattered Thoughts... said...

Tell me about it.. welcome to club !!

Mama - Mia said...

its the way we THINK we have saved money in sales! if not for sale we probably wouldnt have bought ANYTHING! bah!

M and me, more often than not leave the parking ticket in the car dash! :p

cheers!

abha

Maggie said...

LOL! We do it all the time!

Sorry, have been having a hard time catching up with all the blogs. Read about poor Sonny Boy's chicken pox. Hopefully he's all better now (he must be na, planning holiday's at MacD's and all? :-)

Maggie said...

LOL! We do it all the time!

Sorry, have been having a hard time catching up with all the blogs. Read about poor Sonny Boy's chicken pox. Hopefully he's all better now (he must be na, planning holiday's at MacD's and all? :-)

Hip Grandma said...

pennywise and pounds foolish indeed.In your place I might've done the same.But i have a husband who becomes pound wise and penny fooloish when on an outing with me.He manages to drag me out when he feels that I am overspending.

Hip Grandma said...

Reading other comments I came to know of sonny's chicken pox.How is he?

Scattered Thoughts... said...

Long time no see.. you alrite ?

Mama - Mia said...

http://amateurabe.blogspot.com/2009/04/21-months-at-80-clicks.html

this tag so that people stop worrying about you! come back and write!

cheers!

Maggie said...

Adding mine to Abha's tag:

http://moppettales.blogspot.com/2009/04/aound-world-in-80-clicks.html

Prats said...

lol!!!! 20 bucks ...for books....is actually well spent..i'm sure you will not regret this even though you were 100 rs lighter..

Pesto Sauce said...

Happens with everyone

Malls are an addiction...I swear

Ann Dee said...

Have to admit, we've a lot in common, except for the fact that my son's four-legged. ;)

We shall save....someday... :)