This past Saturday I had the opportunity to hang out with a more seasoned group of ladies while watching Bearkat and Texans football. I had so much fun listening to stories of sponsorship and foolishness. It was somewhat interesting (and a little scary) to know that foolishness knows no age. Seriously, is this what I have to look forward to in the coming years?! One of the stories that was brought to the table for discussion was one that I have yet to encounter. Let me share (and yes, I did get permission)...
This lovely, 40+ lady (Bonita) met a guy (Reggie) out and about. One day when they were conversing, they decide to meet up. Now...this was an impromptu date. When they finally met at Subway, they ordered and proceeded to pay. The male (also 40+) pulls out a buy one, get one free foot long coupon. Now Bonita is a little taken aback by Reggie's decision to use a coupon on one of their first outings. And on top of all of that, Bonita ordered a 6 inch sandwich instead of a footlong so Reggie had to order another footlong on his own (which he said that he would eat for lunch on another day). Really? I understand the concept of frugality, but can we at least wait until date 5,6, or 7...when we are really comfortable with each other?
So the discussion at the table was if you felt like this was acceptable behavior or not. Personally, I think that he should've waited to use the coupon with his boys or for lunch one day, especially since he still ended up keeping the other sandwich for another day anyway. But maybe that's just me (and the other ladies at the table).
Bright Side: Maybe this means that he is awesome at saving and building for the future? idk...that's probably a stretch but it's all that I got!