Category Archives: Week 2: Giving up Spending Money
By Stacy | Published: 29 September, 2009
Visions of bloated bellies and schmaltzy music and flies landing on the lashes of cow-eyed children who know way too much about suffering way too young, and are wondering why these do-good douchebags are pointing cameras at them instead of giving them a goddamn sandwich, some dignity and a pair of shoes floated through my head.
By Stacy | Published: 28 September, 2009
In trial two of the day, the Universe saw fit to scare the bejeezus out of me by making my car refuse to turn over as I was leaving work. Click, Click - nothing. Click, Click - NOTHING. *panic* No money for the bus. Can't call a cab. Can't take my car in to the shop. Suddenly putting off that oil change seemed like the dumbest crap EVER.
By Stacy | Published: 27 September, 2009
As the cash register rang up $150, my face went white and my palms started to shake. I felt nauseous and instantly began sorting through the bags to put things back. Since I'd left home at 18, I'd never spent more than $60 at the grocery store -- frequently much less -- and that for a week of groceries.
By Stacy | Published: 26 September, 2009
All-in-all, it was pretty easy to walk away empty-handed, and I had a heckuva good time congratulating myself on not being a consumer tool of the man. And then I lost my wallet.
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