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May 03 2013
4 years ago
4:39 PM MST

Happy Friday: Frugal Shopping With Mom

May 03, 2013 @ 4:39 PM MST
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Sent from reader, Mary:

I wanted to share a story with you that taught me (and maybe will teach your readers) a little lesson.

My 86 year-old mother needed a new pair of shoes; she wanted to go to Kohl’s, so off we went. She has trouble walking, so she found a seat in the shoe department, and I went to see if I could find something comfortable and appropriate for a woman her age. I picked out a couple of pairs in her size and showed them to her. She liked the white sandals, but looked at the box and saw that they were marked $59. (I forgot to mention earlier that my mom also has hearing difficulty, and her hearing aid is not working).

So when she griped about the price, I said (very loudly, so she could hear me), “IT’S OKAY!!! THEY’RE ON SALE AND I HAVE A COUPON!!!” A senior citizen in the aisle came up to us and commented that my mother has “personality” and wondered about my coupon. The department manager behind us chuckled at the scene. After feeling frustrated all morning because I felt like I was yelling at my mom, I realized the value of patience, and humor, and coupons ๐Ÿ™‚ We not only bought the shoes, but I shared my coupon with the senior in the aisle. It’s the little things in life that count.


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