Jay Went Black Friday Shopping

@kobesbuddy (160357)
East Tawas, Michigan
November 25, 2022 3:18pm CST
My husband actually loves to shop. Myself, I'd much rather wait in the car or stay home. I'm a saver, while Jay is a red-hot spender. If he has twenty dollars in his wallet, he goes shopping. Do I understand this? Nope, I certainly don't. Do we fight about it? No, what good would that do? Jay loves to shop, something that I can't change. Today, he went into the Black Friday rat race in our Wal-Mart Store. What did he buy? A loaf of bread and a package of orange/cranberry muffins. We didn't need either item, it was just a compulsive buy. Will we eventually use these food items? Oh yes, of course we will! For the time being, they're placed inside the refrigerator freezer. Our refrigerator is stuffed, nothing else could possibly be placed inside. We don't need more food Photo: Mine from yesterday
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@LeaPea2417 (35601)
• Toccoa, Georgia
25 Nov
I don't like shopping on Black Friday.
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@LeaPea2417 (35601)
• Toccoa, Georgia
25 Nov
@kobesbuddy I agree. If I could order all my food and have it delivered, I would be happy.
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@kobesbuddy (160357)
• East Tawas, Michigan
25 Nov
There were hundreds of shoppers today! I never like shopping, at any time.
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@kobesbuddy (160357)
• East Tawas, Michigan
25 Nov
@LeaPea2417 Avoiding people blocking the aisles, friends chatting with carts across the exit, pushing a cart into the back of my legs. It's very annoying, so many people don't care about others.
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@Juliaacv (74800)
• Canada
25 Nov
We are polar opposites when it comes to day to day spending too. My hubs has lots socked away for the long term, but I am the short term saver. I think that with all that Jay was exposed to while shopping he did a really good job remaining conservative. I did a bit of shopping today also. I have my hubs done except I bought him a new wallet and I would like to put some gift cards in it, and those are as of yet to be purchased.
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@Juliaacv (74800)
• Canada
25 Nov
@kobesbuddy It takes so much discipline to maintain a savings account. I do well with my own, but my hubby doesn't have access to it, I refer to it as our emergency stash. I have it set so that there is a transfer from our checking account on the 15th of each month as that is when he gets paid. I also have my debit card set so that each time I use it or pay a bill I have $2 go from the checking account to the savings account. It adds up so quickly and easily that way.
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@Juliaacv (74800)
• Canada
25 Nov
@kobesbuddy He has a good teacher now.
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@kobesbuddy (160357)
• East Tawas, Michigan
25 Nov
@Juliaacv I call this savings our emergency account. If Jay had access, he would spend it. When he runs short on cash, I always give him money. Last month, he didn't have enough to pay one bill, $83.99 so I gladly paid it. When he was single, others paid the bills. He didn't understand the system, for lights/gas, water bill or natural gas while living in Jim's basement. Now, he's learning.
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@RebeccasFarm (84105)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
26 Nov
Nice fridge full of goodies Kharla.
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
26 Nov
@kobesbuddy Yes it will I understand. I am so minimal now as I know you would be too but Jay likes to get things.
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@kobesbuddy (160357)
• East Tawas, Michigan
26 Nov
We can't find what we're looking, holidays create this traffic jam. If it's not frozen, it will spoil.
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@TheSojourner (62609)
• United States
26 Nov
I do love to grocery shop, but when I can go and browse. I don't like to go shopping when the place is packed.
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• United States
26 Nov
@kobesbuddy I just couldn't do it.
@kobesbuddy (160357)
• East Tawas, Michigan
26 Nov
Today, there were hundreds of people, milling in and out of the Wal Mart store, nonstop!
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@LadyDuck (426568)
• Switzerland
26 Nov
You are a wonderful wife Kharla, he wants to buy, let him buy. I do the same with my husband and I never waste food.
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@LadyDuck (426568)
• Switzerland
26 Nov
@kobesbuddy I also give to the crows or the the magpies what we cannot consume, but I waste nothing.
@kobesbuddy (160357)
• East Tawas, Michigan
26 Nov
We sometimes have spoiled food items, but animals out in the wild enjoy these things.
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@LindaOHio (114923)
• United States
26 Nov
My husband is a food hoarder. He will buy food when everything is jam packed. Walmart's muffins are good. You have such a neat and tidy fridge!
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@kobesbuddy (160357)
• East Tawas, Michigan
26 Nov
My husband is a food hoarder, also. As I child he often suffered from hunger.
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@LindaOHio (114923)
• United States
27 Nov
@kobesbuddy I'm sorry to hear that.
@dfollin (23465)
• United States
25 Nov
If there is something I need to save for I will save, otherwise I will spend it on something I need.
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@kobesbuddy (160357)
• East Tawas, Michigan
25 Nov
If I need something, I might hesitate to buy it. Jay pushes me, to finally purchase the item. I've always been poor, we never had money to waste!
@popciclecold (31061)
• United States
25 Nov
I like your attitude about it. Yes, you will eventually use it.
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@kobesbuddy (160357)
• East Tawas, Michigan
25 Nov
Shopping is what keeps Jay happy, I guess.
@snowy22315 (149228)
• United States
26 Nov
If I am around with nothing better to do and the weather is decent I will go Black Friday shopping.
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@jstory07 (125767)
• Roseburg, Oregon
26 Nov
At least he did not come back with big expensive items.
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@kobesbuddy (160357)
• East Tawas, Michigan
26 Nov
Yes, he comes back with big expensive items, at times.
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@RasmaSandra (61464)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
25 Nov
All I did today was order cat food from Chewy.
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@kobesbuddy (160357)
• East Tawas, Michigan
25 Nov
Ordering online for a few things, I like doing that.
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@TheHorse (170414)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Nov
I am the opposite. I am a "targeted shopper." If I need new pants, I go buy new pants. The other day, when the gremlins got my best scissors, I bought new scissors. Today, I have received one visitor. I hope to MyLot and work on my book and do nothing else.
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@kobesbuddy (160357)
• East Tawas, Michigan
25 Nov
If I need bread, I purchase a loaf of bread. If I need slippers, I simply buy a pair of slippers. Jay will buy $100 worth of sale items, when he needs a package of socks.
@Deepizzaguy (77657)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
25 Nov
My relatives and myself do not like to shop at stores like Wal Mart on Black Friday due to the stores being jammed with customers.
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@Deepizzaguy (77657)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
26 Nov
@kobesbuddy I know what you mean since a crowded shopping mart can be stressful.
@kobesbuddy (160357)
• East Tawas, Michigan
25 Nov
There were hundreds of people milling in and out the doors, at WalMart. I hate shopping, I avoid it if possible.
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• Philippines
26 Nov
I find grocery shopping therapeutic, but I don’t buy things that I don’t need
@JudyEv (300572)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 Nov
If that is all he bought, I wouldn't be complaining either!!