Thursday, May 31, 2012

Paycheck Fantasy


Pay day.  Yippee.   However, just once I would like to look at my check and see an extra $1,000 in it.   Just because.    I would love to be surprised by my employer with that extra $ as an expression of his appreciation for the awesome job I do.   Of course it will never happen.  But, I have this hope . . . maybe fantasy is a better word.    I would then take $500 of that extra cash and go to the grocery store and not care that peanut butter costs $6 for a small jar.  I would throw it in my cart with abandon!   I would get plenty of frozen food so that when my son asks "is there anything to eat?" I would point him towards the freezer where he would have an array of yummy frozen microwavable things to choose from.   I wouldn't worry that the price of cereal keeps going up while the box keeps getting smaller.  I would pick our favorite kinds and throw them in the cart.  

Maybe I just need to be a contestant on Supermarket Sweep (is that still on??).

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  1. I used to love that show! :)

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    1. Me too! I used to get so stressed watching them and shouting at the TV!!

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  2. A grocery shopping spree is also my fantasy! What would it be like to buy the good kind of soup? ;)

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    1. I have never bought so many generic brands in my life! I'm still hoping to win a grocery gift card on Albertson's sizzling summer giveaway :) If I do, I'll send you a case of good soup.

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  3. Mustn't forget the Nutella jar!

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    1. My daughter would not be very happy if I forgot the Nutella!

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  4. I would LOVE to have a grocery shopping spreed!

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    1. Just give me 15 minutes in Costco - - that's all!

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  5. I totally have a blog post in draft-mode about Super Market Sweep!!! Me and my sisters loved that show!!!

    We also love cereal and it pains me that the boxes and prices seem to move inversely.

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    1. Can't wait to read that blog post!

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  6. I have always wanted to go to the grocery store and buy what I want rather than what I can afford. What a great dream!!

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    1. Please tell me it's not just a dream :)

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  7. I definitely don't miss working but I do miss that generous Christmas bonus I used to get each year, usually $1500. One firm I worked at gave me a $5000 Christmas bonus but after taxes I walked away w/ $3300. Not too shabby.

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    1. We actually get bonuses twice a year, but I want this in ADDITION - - just to go grocery shopping!

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  8. I used to love Supermarket Sweep, but mostly because I wanted to ride the shopping trolley round the corners of the aisles. ;-)

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    1. You don't need a TV show to do that!

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  9. Extra money is always nice...especially when you can spend it on whatever you like.

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  10. I remember planning out if I was a contestant on that show with strategies of what to get and how to get as much as I can in a short period of time. It is ridiculous the cost of food and I don't know how parents with young kids still living at home do it (son at 23 still lives at home, but we're not buying a lot of milk, cereal, etc).

    It would be nice to get a bit extra in the paycheck once in awhile, I do agree!

    betty

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  11. No bonuses with my employer - unless you call the cutest kid smiles and air high fives bonuses -- which I guess I do ...... they won't buy me fresh blueberries though.....

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  12. I'd buy lots of this certain brand (now I can't remember the name of course!) of peanut butter granola cereal. I love it but it's too expensive and doesn't last more than one morning in our house!

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  13. Sorry the 2 things that can not be generic is peanut butter & mayo!!! I have always said that being able to buy whatever in the grocery store would the only reason I would want to win some $$$$$, They would give us a cost of living raise then the following month increase our insurance rates WTH huh??

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  14. nice to have a fantasy even if it relates to grocery shopping -;

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  16. interesting that with an extra $1000 you'd go food shopping .. I'd hit Barneys or Manolos .. or maybe I'd pop into Tiffany ...

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  17. It's hard to shop with your eyes closed. I hate to see the prices and, like you say, the ever shrinking packages. Thus I have to keep my eyes closed and it's a wonder I don't crash into things while I shop.

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  18. I am on a salary so every payday, my check is EXACTLY the same. Nevertheless, when I go to pick it up, I always open the envelope right there in the office and peek at the number instead of waiting til I get to the bank or whatever. It's as though I, too, am waiting for that extra expression of appreciation that's probably never coming. ;)

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