Tuesday, November 11, 2014

That's the Way the Money Goes

"A penny for a spool of thread,
A penny for a needle,
That's the way the money goes."

We are all familiar with the nursery rhyme, aren't we?   Things cost a lot more than a penny, these days, but how the money goes is still the same.

Today, I took $20 with me and went to the stores.  I wanted to buy a couple of items for an upcoming prayer gathering, a few grocery items for daughter, and a couple of treats for us to celebrate my birthday.

First, we went to the dollar store.  I bought a white plastic table covering, a package of small paper plates, a dozen eggs, a bottle of soda, a package of granola bars, and some chocolate candy (all, $1.00, each).  Spent $6.38.

Next, we went to the Indian store to buy 4 samosas ($1.00 each) and a package of tea (ginger chai; $5.00).  Our total came to $9.00.

And finally, we stopped by the neighborhood convenience store to buy a container of hazelnut flavored coffee creamer ($3.00).

We had the samosas for tea; there's one leftover which I will have tomorrow.  1 egg was used (with the last egg left in the old package) to make a pan of brownies; 5 more were hard-boiled and 3 of them were made into egg salad for tomorrow's lunches and the other 2 will be kept for lunches later in the week; the granola bars will be for snacks during the week and the chocolate candy are a treat for daughter.  The white plastic table cover and paper plates are for next month's prayer gathering. 

I had $1.62 left from my $20 and daughter shook her head in disbelief at how quickly the money was spent.  And I was reminded of the nursery rhyme I quoted above.  Although, we might have to revise and update it for the present days:

"A dollar for a dozen eggs
Five dollars for the chai tea
That's the way twenty dollars go."

How does your money go?

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