For years as soon as my kids were at their dad's for the weekend, I would run to the grocery store for a box of Kraft Dinner. Just so I could have those fake cheese, white-bread carbs smothered in ketchup. The exciting wonderful life of a single mom. It brings a tear to my eye. No, really I'm crying.
Then Asshat #2 started high school and all of a sudden there were all these chocolate bar wrappers, and Ranch potato chip bags hidden in his room. WTF? We're all doing without and you're stuffing your face with crap that's chock full of modified milk ingredients?
So we started eating scalloped potatoes again. In a house with two young men it takes two or three packages of scalloped potatoes for a meal. I would cook more, but that's my biggest casserole dish already. Still there will never be a chance for me - the vegetarian - to have seconds. There is always meat leftover though - go figure.
Sunday at the grocery store I was confronted with a deal so fantastic that I felt like I'd won a lottery or something. Knorr Sidekicks on sale for a buck. One single dollar! And they make scalloped potatoes. So I bought six packages, which is only two meals. I would have took more but my cart was heaping and I was already trying to figure out if I could get another mortgage to pay for it all.
Even though I was generous enough to leave at least four packages on the shelf, this older man sees me throwing all those scalloped potatoes in my cart and gave me the worst stink eye ever. Now I've been practicing my stink eye for 21 years and it is nothing compared to the evil death glare I got. Over scalloped potatoes. Then he storms over to the shelf and took - wait for it - one package of scalloped potatoes.
I'm still ticked off with myself for not just clearing the shelf like they do on Extreme Couponing, because then I would have at least felt like I earned that damn death glare. Plus? One Single Dollar. I'm sure I had at least another four bucks on me.
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