I have one of those relatives that will stew about money even if it is a $1. She could even save money and will still let it run in her mind for months. She will ruminate, let this $1 plague her for months and never stop talking about it. She doesn’t do it to spite anyone, I personally just think she has some sort of anxiety. This anxiety makes her nervous, anxious and feel sick if something is a minor problem. This time it was money.
I took my relative to Target with me as a fun little outing, working nights it’s hard to make time for the people I love. We were having fun just chatting and getting food for me, when she found a deal on cat food. It was the cat food she busy for $11.99 sale price including a free $5 gift card. She didn’t know it was for two items until she got to the register. She thought it was Two separate $5 gift cards for both bags of food she purchase. That’s another part of the story.
Cat food 16lb @Walmart – $11.78 per bag or $23.56
Same Cat food @Target 2 bags @ $11.99 and get 1 $5 gift card. Total $18.98
Savings of $4.58 before taxes.
Not huge savings, but enough to get the food and two bags at Target instead of her usual place to shop which is Walmart. Personally I don’t buy pet food from either place, but thought she should take the deal and run. I did the math before we left the store and tried to calm her down. Money is money and she saved money. She didn’t lose any.
I’m just not sure why this is such a huge problem. It’s the cat food she likes to buy for her two cats, it was on sale, and she did save money. She had a problem with the gift card at first, but the cashier and I both showed her the ad to prove the fine print said two cat items. With all this logic I’m just not sure why she still be having a problem with the money she saved.
Do you know someone who frets over a dollar or two? Has anyone lost a dollar or two and wouldn’t stop talking about it?- FBS