Saturday, March 26, 2011

Child Labor, Coupons, and Profit Sharing

Popcorn was invited to a sleepover.  I suggested Bookworm invite a friend over...

There was only one small condition:  The house musts be cleaned, as in dishes done, floors swept, furniture dusted, and bedrooms cleaned!

The neighbor girl happened to be over (Popcorn was sleeping over at her house), and when I suggested she go home until the work was done, she eagerly volunteered to help. 

I promise! 

Here's the real kicker:  While they industriously cleaned, I went to my bathroom with plans of cleaning it...Only I somehow accidentally ended up taking a long hot bath.

And the living room, kitchen, dining room and girls bedrooms were all cleaned while I leisurely soaked.


I got a heads up that the Sunday paper was on sale early Saturday for seventy five cents!  Imagine!  Getting coupons for 75 cents instead of two dollars.  That is enough to make me do a money saving happy dance!

After we picked up Bookworm's friend, my darling hubby swung into a quick stop for me to grab a paper....I skipped to the door, thoughts of bargains circling my head like stars on an episode of Looney Toons.

THE PAPERS WERE ALL GONE!  Those dad gum selfish coupon queens had come in and snatched them up!  The nerve!  Ugh.

So Studmuffin, my forever knight in shining armor, drove to the next quick stop up the road.  I hopped out of the pickup and resolutely marched in.  I was a woman on a mission.  "Do you have any early Sunday papers left or did those selfish psycho coupon ladies hog them all?"

The man looked slightly afraid and not a little baffled by my query.  He gestured timidly to the newspaper rack...


I grabbed the entire stack and plopped my money down on the counter and made a run for it.

I plan to charge $1.50 per paper tomorrow, which will be a 100 percent profit for me, but a fifty cent savings for my church family.

I think God will honor this plan, don't you?

P.S.  No actual couponers were harmed in the making of this post.  In fact, I only grabbed one paper, but wouldn't it have been hilarious if I bought the whole stack after walking in with a tirade about selfish couponers?


Marilyn said...


Crazy Sister said...

Cracking me up!

Paula said...

You never cease to amaze me!!!! LOL

Jen said...

heh. heh. heh. chuckle. chuckle.

Dawn said...

Ha! You are so good to think of helping your church family this way! :)

Freckled Hen said...

You make me laugh!