Do you ever find yourself in a conversation and realize that you could never talk to some of your other friends like that? Welp, it totally just happened. Now, I talk coupons all the time (duh) but just mentioning how you could have saved such and such amount if you had this coupon or asking friends if they had a coupon for what they bought but never really in depth conversations. I don’t want my friends to think I am too crazy and try to have normal non “work” related conversations. To be honest, I don’t have very many “coupon” friends. I usually drag my husband or a friend’s husband out with me just for some company.
But, Kelly has started to steal me and take me shopping. She wants me to get my coupon mojo back. At this point, I have been doing this for so long that the excitement just isn’t there anymore. Paying .99¢ really pisses me off rather than getting me excited about how much money I just saved. There are very few deals that actually make my heart skip a beat and get me excited. Well, toilet paper. And paper towels. Oh and Tide. Now those things make me happy. But, if they aren’t on sale or part of a gift card deal, I’m probably not leaving my house for anything. My PJs are really comfy people!! I would rather deal hunt for others than myself now. Beside, I have a basement FULL of stuff so it’s not like I really have to shop.
Well, another friend of mine recently became a stay at home mom and she wanted to get back into couponing. Having 2 friends who still have the “newness” and mojo, it’s kinda exciting! And, boy do we have some crazy conversations. I think if people actually heard how we talk to each other, they would really think we are crazy! We created a Facebook message between the 3 of us so we can chatter back and forth all day about good deals, dumb deals, how stupid regional coupons are and how much we love/hate cashiers.
There are a few (ok, maybe a lot) of bad words thrown around. Tons of talk about cupcakes, pictures of deals and newspapers like hahaha, i got more than you! Free lightbulbs aren’t even good enough without a coupon. Really?! Jealously of printing from multiple devices and plain old dumb blonde stuff. OK, that’s more me. Like, I have still yet to figure out how to print from any other device beside my computer. Yes, my printer is wireless. Yes, I have a TON of other devices, and no i haven’t figured it out!
Glad the other girls did so I always get that thrown in face. Sometimes they are even nice enough to give me a few of theirs only because they feel bad for me. A big topic of discussion is what others must think of us when we go to the store with a bunch of screaming children, huge car carts (because that is a necessity when you have kids with you) and rolling 3 deep. Oh, and only 30 boxes of Gushers in our carts. Completely normal right?!
We talk about punching self check out in its face because it hates me. It does not hate them. We each take a lane and they always finish before me. Mine shuts down, requires assistance, yells at me. God, I need a human!
I think if my “normal” friends ever heard the 3 of us talking, well, they probably wouldn’t be surprised by what came out of my mouth but they might be surprised that there are actually other people in this world kinda like me! Hahaha 🙂 Keep your friends close and your couponing friends even closer ♥
P.S. I was actually going to share some of the screen shots of our conversations but I decided they were a bit (ok a lot) inappropriate. I mean, come on, when you use ALL CAPS, you know it is bad 🙂