Thursday, 14 March 2019
My measuring joy is wrong #TightwadDad 038
I’m having a row with my Long-Suffering Wife (LSW) about how we’re measuring JOY.
LSW wants to know how the scores are fixed.
Giving a Joy of 10 for filling up with diesel, she says, is making a mockery of the measurements.
“What if something comes up that actually deserves a joy of ten?!”
But, for me, the scores always have to come down to how we feel.
In this case, how I feel about the fuel.
It’s a gut score - not calibrated on anything - but how you feel right now.
My wife says this is utter nonsense.
She wants to gather data and evidence to support a situation.
Whereas I just guess it, from my own gut.
I have a big gut feeling.
I think my wife agrees.
I think that’s good.
And hope this helps guide you measuring the JOY of spending in your own life.
I am a #TightwadDad and finding happiness for my family with...
- Bank account fee.
You want the bank account for free?”
- Charity shop: Coat, and birthday gift
"It's a really nice coat."
- German supermarket chain top-up: Bread, sweet chili sauce, ham, yoghurts.
"Bumped into neighbour.”
- Online Shop: Fountain Pen ink for my child.
“But it's 2019.”
Sold an old car manual on Ebay #TightwadDad 037
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