Saturday, November 7, 2009

Compromise?


Yeah, I wussed out. The techy, nerdy, shopaholic in me wanted the beautiful new front-loaders, with matching beautiful dryer, both in classy yet exotic color. The scrooge in me bought the same machine that I had before. Only 7 years newer. Oh yeah, the fact that I had mister stingypants whispering in my ear the whole time didn't help either. So yeah, new washer, but not excited. He baited me with the whole "the money we could save" thing, and slyly hinted at a new dishwasher as an enticing concession. How is it I came out sans beautiful washer/dryer, and NO dishwasher? He wisely played the Christmas card, which trumped my but-we-have-money-in-savings card. Well played Daron, well played.... Your ability to hang on to a dollar will be what keeps us from eating catfood in our old age.

6 comments:

Eva said...

OOOOOOooo! That WAS well played!

Heather said...

Well, I will just tell ya, catfood is not good. Yes I have tried friskys, the hard kind. It was a dare. I was 10. lol.

cat said...

tell mr. stingypants that front loaders save more on water and electricity and are gentler on your clothes, thus extending their life. Stuff that in your pipe and smoke it. Its not about looking pretty (really it is) but those other cost savings in the long run things. :)
Oh well, at least its new.

Suebee said...

When we bought a new washer last year we ended up with the newer version of our old washer too.

Sugar said...

i think this post belongs on Epic Fail

Catherine said...

So, should I feel sorry for myself that I still have that same washer as yours from 7 years ago? Mine is starting to make a really weird noise when it is washing. It that a sign that I should start campaigning for the frontloaders?