What Will Those Designer Jeans Actually Cost You?

by Traci Anderson | More from this Blogger

I had a college friend who had an annoying little habit. Whenever it was time to pay the rent, buy groceries, or split the utility bills she would say something like, "well, there goes seven hours worth of tips" (she was a waitress).

When we went shopping and she was debating on whether or not to purchase a pair of designer jeans or ones from a discount store like Wal-Mart she would ask us, "do you think they are worth five hours of housekeeping"? (She cleaned hotel rooms too). It was annoying because she was constantly calculating every purchase with the amount of work she had to do to earn it. Sometimes she cracked us up too. After final exams she swigged back a few beers and exclaimed, "those were soooo worth the five toilets I had to scrub to earn them".

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