There are just some things in life that you DO need to overspend and overload on. Socks are one of them. They’re (relatively) cheap, they’re very needed, and they’re very frustrating when I can’t find them. What’s else tickles your overspending fancy?
Ode To Socks
True, I’m a big fan of frugal, but there comes a time when nothing will satiate the need but overconsumption. I woke up this morning to go to the laundry bucket to find 8 different flavors of socks from 4 different family members and NONE of which matched. There comes a time when you really need to do some spring cleaning in summer it appears.
One big laundering and all non-matchers need to take a hike, while ones with holes will join them shortly, and unfortunately their possibly perfect match. 😉 Then we’ll re-evaluate and break in some new ones shortly thereafter.
Yes, the US is a big on being over-consumers that take more than they need, eat more than they need, drive bigger than they may need, and buy when they shouldn’t, but there are exceptions. To this I present socks and a list of others that deserve more than “plenty”.
1. Socks – The more the merrier, just make sure you buy the same styles.
3. Sets of car keys – I actually had 4 made last time I went to Home Depot and the thought was that I’d leave one set in my ignition when I got home (I park it in the garage).
However, I still find myself taking them out and putting them somewhere else and having to re-find one of the other 4 sets.
4. Insurance/benefits cards (Car and health benefits) – I always am losing these guys in one place or another. I get 4 in a batch from the the Health Care company, and 2 sets from Geico, but I always find a way to misplace it. I just checked my Geico one in my car and noticed it expired in 2006. Good thing I haven’t been pulled over!
5. Toilet paper – Yup, how an it be that I am the only person that ever runs out of it when I’m on the pot? Again, maybe not an endless supply, but a large supply for sure.
6. Chapstick – I only buy it when I need it, and when I need it I don’t have it; so when I buy it I use it and then don’t need it so I lose it.
photo by: hank