Sunday, 3 March 2019

Why I should stop doing this now #teamTIGHTWAD 027



I have been sharing our spending online for a month, tomorrow.

And I really want to stop.

1
It’s having zero impact on our spending.

2
It’s having zero impact on anybody else.

3
I’m now filling up the story with lists.

4 Even I'm judging the spending.

Either that we look too cheap, with our charity shop trips.
Or simultaneously like oafs.
With our meat.
And our internal combustion engine.
And getting our meat with our internal combustion engine.

5
I wanted it to be a fun take on one family fitting in to the industrio-smartphone complex.

But instead it looks like we’re single-handedly destroying the planet.

We’ve got branded bin liners.

And, man, they are really nice.

Plastic wrapping that’ll probably last a century.
But... boy... do they fit our kitchen bin exactly.
To take our waste all the way to someone else’s problem.

They’ve got a jaunty slogan on the side:
“MAKING ROOM FOR BIGGER DREAMS.”
This bin liner’s expensive because it’s Art.
Like a canvas that’ll go on forever.

And I know that it’ll wash up on some coast on some higher water table.
Some future generation’s gonna rip it off some near extinct crab and say:
“We can’t eat from the oceans.”

But they don’t understand.
It feels so good right now.
It fits our bin exactly!

6
Where was I.

Oh yeah, one more day to go.

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

- Decaf coconut latte in a coffee chain coffee shop.
- Free family swimming pool session (with voucher).
- Slushies x2 in cafe after swimming (red and lemon mixed).


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