A while ago I bought a new spring-loaded lid wastebasket for the kitchen. The old one had just a smidge too much duct tape holding it together. Unfortunately– and although it was pretty pricey (~$70?)– I did not do enough research on this online purchase. Turns out, the inner canister is not sized for regular trash bags. It did come with some complimentary special sized bags which fit perfectly. But one must order them from the trash can manufacturer and they ain’t cheap. Which means one cannot stock pile on sale trash bags from Dollar General.
Yesterday I had a hissy fit about the trash bag dislodging itself from the inner canister and making a mess. Mr. Big Food was good enough to ask what the difficulty was and I explained to him the specialness of the custom trash bags. To which he said, “You know, we can afford the right trash bags. Just get some.”
I replied that the reason we can afford the expensive special trash bags is that we don’t waste money on expensive special trash bags.
This line of reasoning also led me to not pay $60 for a pair of jeans. For crying out loud, they’re jeans!
How is this hard? How do people not get this?