This photo represents the two receipts Bossy accrued within two minutes yesterday, and all because she wasn’t paying attention.
Here’s what happened: Bossy and her friend Martha had walked to the local grocery store for ingredients to make a Girl Salad, which means stuff in it. They browsed the store for deals and found a bin with discounted romaine lettuce, only $0.25 a pound compared to the usual $3.49 for the bag.
Bossy and her friend Martha were all delighted at their find since both of them are on a budget and were splitting the cost of the ingredients. The only caveat? A sign on the bin saying it’s the customer’s responsibility to bring the sale item to the attention of the cashier.
So what does Bossy do? She marches straight up to the cashier and gets chatting and gets thinking and gets laughing and Bossy hands the cashier money and sort of counts her change and marches toward the door, which was when Martha was all, “Did you tell her about our sale lettuce?”
So Bossy got back in line and was reimbursed the difference in cost, which amounted to $2.92.
This is just careless on Bossy’s part, especially since moments before Bossy and her friend Martha stood in the produce aisle trying to decide if they could afford to splurge on an avocado.
A while back Bossy read an article about finances, where read an article probably means she saw it on Oprah. And the focus of the discussion was based around respect for money. If you don’t respect money, it won’t respect you back.
Bossy has been trying to respect money. Each new day she wakes with fresh optimism that perhaps this will be the day she’ll begin to truly care, and things like double-checking her receipts and counting her change will become second nature.