Rick: I Prefer The Term “Frugal”

Yes, I did it. I washed the plastic-ware.

I was making (microwaving) my lunch today and saw that all my plastic utensils were dirty.  I say “all of them” because I literally have a bowl full of used forks, knives and spoons.

I just can’t seem to throw them away.  Partially environmental, but more than that, I don’t want to buy new ones.  As I washed a few forks and knives today, I noticed a co-worker watching me.  In a pre-emptive verbal strike I said I was washing them for the reasons I’ve already outlined.

I’m sure it looks like a cheapskate move, but in true dad thinking, I thought “well, they’re not broken”.

And by the way, I prefer the word “frugal”…it has a more regal feel to it.



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