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.
“Why zero?
You want the bank account for free?”
JOY 0

- Charity shop: Coat, and birthday gift
"It's a really nice coat."
JOY 9

- German supermarket chain top-up: Bread, sweet chili sauce, ham, yoghurts.
"Bumped into neighbour.”
JOY 7

- Online Shop: Fountain Pen ink for my child.
“But it's 2019.”
JOY 2


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