Saturday, 2 March 2019

Is this how you wanted it to be? #teamTIGHTWAD 026

We are #teamTIGHTWAD, and this day we found joy spending on...

- German supermarket chain supermarket mini-shop: Bread, bacon and a pomelo.
("It was on offer")
I still have no idea what a pomelo is. I will make it my mission to find out.
- Swimming lessons.

Is this how you wanted it to be? #TightwadDad Podcast with Neil and Joe 007

Which episode is this now?
Episode 7.
No way!
High five, good work!
I’ve been sat here for about one hour.
Yeah we’ve been sat here a long time, it’s cold in the Happy Hut. I’m Neil, thanks for joining us.
I’m Joe.
And it’s the #TightwadDad Podcast episode 7.
I’m excited.
Are you? Well you should be because this is a special episode, it’s your turn to ask a question.
Okay, Dad?
Um... give me a minute to think.

Do you think living like this is just how it is?
How you wanted it to be? How do you want us to live?

That’s a really good question!
You’re like “Uhhh, the money, uhhhh... all the money....”
Joe, that’s a really good question. I’m really happy and grateful for how we live.
I thought you're not going to get work done if you just keep thinking about that and go “I want it!”
That’s really wise! Ohmygod, you’re nine!

I wanted to be more happy with what we’ve got.
Yeah, and share it with the world.
If you live in a mud hut, maybe you should worry about y’know, where your next meal is coming from...

The only place you could get mud houses in like swamps or forests - yeah - and there would be water there but it's dirty. Have you seen those adverts: “Text us to pay 3 pounds to give these children water - give them what they deserve.” It’s really catchy.
That’s right, and we don’t live like that!
So we’ve got clean water, electricity, heat... what else have we got?
We’ve got... this. Whatever it is.

We wouldn't - it wouldn't sound like this - it wouldn't sound as good without this.
I shouldn’t have got this, we should’ve spent that money on food.
[Laughs] No! because we wouldn't be talking about this.
And we wouldn’t be able to share this. There’s nothing to worry about - yeah - And I’m trying to worry less.
When you're little, you were dreaming if there was a war going.
I did, yeah!
There was going to be a war.

Because it was nuclear war. All the news, and the news was just all about nuclear warheads and Protect And Survive, and those scary adverts. And what was the point of that, ‘cos it didn’t happen!
It didn’t happen.
So are you going to worry about anything?
Yeah because you might you would probably be dead.
Yeah so there was no point in worrying.
Don't worry about my worries [laughs]

Are you happy?
Yeah, I’m happy.

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