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Subject: Re: When LBYM becomes . . . . Date: 7/11/2000 1:33 PM
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Amen - time is money! I try to manage things in a frugal way but also think many thrift-minded activities take too much time. I do think there are diminishing returns (or loss) in many penny-saving activities. Is it really worth it to march back to the grocery store to get credit because I was charged 89 cents/lb. for pole beans rather than the correct 79 cents/pound for snap beans? (Happened yesterday) Okay - maybe if I had bought 100 lbs. of those beans I'd go back (or perhaps if my mother was with me - in which case I'd HAVE to go back and raise Cain just to remain in her will), but otherwise, there's no way it's worth it to me to go back with my two boys in tow (the same two who were horsing around and caused me to miss the over-charge in the store in the first place). Probably my main philosophy in life is to "simplify, simplify" (compliments of Thoreau). No coupon-clipping, no checkbook balancing, no reading the Sunday sale papers (unless I'm looking for a specific item). The time I then have for other things is priceless!

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