Thursday, July 31, 2008

In which a DVD costs me $162

Earlier this week, Andrew wanted to buy some picture frames. The plan went like this:

Step 1: Go to Target and buy frames.

Step 2: Print pictures at Kinko’s.

Andrew wanted some company, so I tagged along. We looked at frames, and on our way to the register, Andrew asks me if I wanted to pick anything up.

“Oh, yeah! I wanted to get a copy of ’10 Things I Hate About You’,” I answer, as we go back upstairs to the appropriate department. We walk through the DVDs, and not only do I find 10 Things, but a bundled pack of Ghostbusters 1 and 2.

Sam and I LOVE the Ghostbusters movies. I think if Ghostbusting was a real profession, Sam would be one. At $13, this was a steal.

[For you folks playing the home game, we’re at 9 + 13 = 22.]

Across from the movies, I saw the display of Wii games. There was the “High School Musical” game, complete with microphone. It’s totally creepy, but I have an unnatural love of the HSM movies. Maybe it’s Zac Efron. Maybe it’s because I’m old enough to know which original high school musical movies they’ve ripped off the themes from (Grease and Dirty Dancing are just two of them). Maybe it’s Zac Efron.

Andrew mocks me a little, and we pay, claiming that the game is for our daughter, to save me the embarrassment of feeling like a creepy old lady.

[Now, we’re at 22+ 50= 72.]

When we finished at Target, I mentioned that I wanted to check New York and Company for a dress that I hadn’t been able to get online. Just as we start to walk towards NY&Co, Andrew spies a GameStop. Since we’re on the hunt for a few specific Wii games, we stop in.

[Two games = 60. 72 + 60 = 132.]

Oh yeah, NY&Co. Two dresses, both 70% off.

[Two dresses = $30. 132 + 30 = 162.]

That’s what I like to call Jasmin Math.

1 comment:

  1. It's funny how that happens. One thing leads to another and you've just dropped a ton of money without even knowing it.


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