Saturday, November 28, 2009

What do you think?

When we were leaving Scott's Bargain Barn yesterday, Cliff told me about an item he really wanted, but the price was unacceptable to him: 5/16- (or possibly 3/8-) sized star washers for six cents each. He says they should be sold by the pound, not so much per piece.

"Where else can you buy them?" I asked.

"I haven't been able to find them anywhere else."

"So, how many of them could you use?" I asked him.

"Oh, I probably only need a dozen."

So I'm doing the math in my head. Seventy-two cents. Why would a man not spend a buck or so to get those washers he needs? Especially a man who has spent quite a bit of money buying tractors and motorcycles.

"It's just the idea of it," says Cliff.

Must be a guy thing.

9 comments:

Paula said...

Yep I think its a guy thing. Are you going to buy those little thingys for him?

MissKris said...

It sounds like the same kind of logic Dear Hubby would use, too. Their brains are just wired a lot differently than ours are is all.

Rachel said...

Dad is a hard head. Buy $10 worth and REALLY tick him off. I'll drive you there.

madcobug said...

Going by Rachel's comment-better yet order him some then pay postage to get them here LOL. Helen

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I hope he goes back and gets them after some re consideration. That's got to be a bargain in my books. Every time I look around for some odd pieces or parts I'm amazed at what they want for them.

Hollie said...

I agree with Rachel! Let me know if you guys do this. You could give them to him for Christmas!

Barbara said...

I can see his point. It burns me no end to go in a convenience store or even the feed store near my home and see they are charging triple what the grocery store would. So sometimes my stubborn side arrises and I walk out without it and do without it for a day or two until I go back into town.

But I see your point as well. If you knew how much they weigh each, you could figure what the price per pound would be and then you could by him like 1/32 of a pound.

FrankandMary said...

Can't be just a guy thing because I've done it too. I cannot even give you a good reason, since, of course, there isn't one. I do things like that & then later when someone writes a blog entry pertaining to almost the exact thing I did, I ask myself..Why?

I just do not get an answer. I'm oblivious like that.

Lori said...

Had to laugh at that.