Shopaholic

Arnold finds his section of the grocery store.  Where is the Wilipina section, yo?
I am all about thrift whether the market is bull or bear.  Really!  I am so famously tight with my money, but regardless of whether you're conserving or not you always get to shop at the grocery store!  I should know, I loved going to the grocery story when I was on food stamps. With my teeny tiny $200 a month total budget (not food, total budget)  visiting the grocery store was one of the only expenditures I could afford. My friend Brie and I would even take each other out to lunches of crackers and cheese paid for with our food stamps.  We'd love whipping out our EBT cards and saying imperiously "No I've got this one!"

When I bring up my food stamp year, people tend to give me concerned pitying looks but the truth is that I don't think it's embarrassing or sad that I was on food stamps.  I think that food stamps is a great program that helped me out during a hard year.  I think it's one of the best governmental programs that exist. What's embarrassing about needing help once in a while?  Now that Arnold and I are both established(mostly) in our careers the food stamp days are behind me but even though we are middle class I still looooove going to the grocery store.   Even if I end up a millionaire I'll still be so happy to be able to get little luxuries like orange juice... or fancy cheese!
Posted on May 29, 2009 and filed under Livin la Vida Loca.