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Thursday, May 04, 2006

The best-laid plans

I brought my lunch to work today with the best of intentions: to eat what's in my cupboards so I don't have to move it. By doing so, I won't have to spend any additional money to go out to eat. (I go out for lunch only once per week.) I decided to start out with something that wasn't my favorite and reward myself later by bringing the things I like the most, so I chose a package of ramen noodles.

Well, I'm not going to move these ramen noodles, but I didn't eat them, either. I had one bite and they were so awful that I threw them away and went to Taco Bell. My usual plan would have been to eat the can of ravioli I keep in my office for such emergencies, but alas, I ate it last week and forgot to bring something to replace it, so I had to procure food from elsewhere. I meant to go to Arby's and get a salad, but the line for the drive-thru was really long and I didn't want to sit and wait in it -- I wanted to drive. (I know, I should've parked and gone in.)

So I spent $3.22 at Taco Bell that I had wanted to spend on the house instead. They didn't even get my order right.

1 comment:

lisa said...

well, $3.22 for lunch is pretty cheap, and in the grand scheme of things, it's not a lot of money.

i'm trying to think of something you could buy for the house with $3.22, and all I can think of is three packs of ramen noodles.

and you know you don't want that.