First question du jour: Is it wrong to pay to watch freaks do their freakiness?*
Yeah, that's what I've been doing of late.
We pay for Dish satellite service and I've been watching Extreme Couponing on TLC. Have you seen this stuff?!
I'm all for getting a good deal buuuuut...
As near as I can tell, this is not about getting half off a product you'd buy anyway. This is about setting up a room that is Armageddon-worthy and filling it with items that can be gotten for free or nearly free, whether they are needed or not. These people hoard. With a capital Holy Moly. There was one woman who had hundreds of packages of diapers but no children. Okay, so diapers don't go bad but who needs 400 bags of Doritos?** It's freaky, I tell ya.
And, yet... I can not stop watching. It is amazing to see these people, invariably sweating as they see the purchases ring up to hundreds--sometimes thousands!--of dollars and, then, they hand over the stack of coupons and the total steadily drops down to $28.52.
Additional questions du jour: Do you clip coupons? Are you annoyed when you see the person in front of you has a lot of coupons? Have you ever passed a bad coupon?***
* Thank god reading blogs is still free. You freaks, you.
** Mike, put your hand down.
*** You may want to respond in code to that last one--the coupon police are everywhere.
11 May 2011
at 6:23 PM