Monday, February 11, 2008

Cost of Recreation

How much recreation will ten dollars buy?

At the movies, ten dollars will get you a two and half hour movie, including the coming attractions and pop-corn ads.  (Wont pay for movie AND large pop-corn though)

At your nearest casino, ten dollars will get you about ten minutes of gambling and fun at the slot machines.

However, ten dollars spent at the 99 cent store will buy you an HOUR of recreation.  Up and down the aisles you cruise, gawking and marveling at the tons of stuff you could buy for 99 cents.  Not only do you get an hours recreational cruising, but you come home with a load of things you absolutely do NOT need. 

In my case I got...

1. a roll of paper towels.  ($1.50 at the grocery)..

2. four teaspoons..(I needed one, but they came four in a package) ..

3. five pencil sharpeners. (I needed one...cost $1.84 at the drug store, but I got five in one package for 99 cents.) 

4. A deck of playing cards... ($2.79 at the drug store)

5. ditto a second deck

6.  two staple pullers.  (Actually nobody needs any, since you can pull staples by hand, but they are handy to have and came two to a package.)

7. A 24" beach ball. (I have NO use for this at all, but it was cheap.  I heard a lady tell her husband "You might as well get that, it is only a dollar."  That seemed to be my philosophy too.)

8. a one pound box of Nabisco crackers, Onion flavored.. ($2.49 at the market) and

9. a scanning FM radio.  (I have to put in my own AAA batteries.)

10  something else I have no recollection of.  I surely didn't need it badly, I cannot remember what it was.

Total cost, less than ten dollars, except there was a sales tax. Time spent cruising, about an hour.  Really, cheap entertainment


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9 comments:

garnett109 said...

we love the 99 cent store, I bet you remember the 5 &10 Stores!

bamawmn46 said...

Does this mean you are going to spend some of the recreational time pulling out staples?? <grin>  Who will be the target of the beach ball?? LOL

Enjoy your stuff....
Jackie

plieck30 said...

I like your attitude. It doesn't take much to make me happy either. Paula

jckfrstross said...

i love the 99 cent store:) have a good week

Deb

madcobug said...

Be careful playing with that beach ball, don't take it to those card games else you might wind up popping one of those residents upside the head when things don't go right LOL. Helen

kateh2ocolorart said...

RETAIL THERAPY at its finest!  Kate

msecz said...

I haven't gone for a long time.... next chance I get I think I will go. at least you get something to show for your day and you even have things to share
Sandra

jmorancoyle said...

    I can think of more unsavory things to spend $10 bucks at. Sounds like you had fun.
Jude
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sybiljb said...

Looks like you had a nice shopping trip. I enjoy your quiz maybe me reading them will help me if I ever get a chance to be on Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader. Lol Have a nice day.