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I worked this weekend at Walmart... - Happy's Obsession
or what I do between bouts of Real Life
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I worked this weekend at Walmart...
...to make some "pin money". Seems I have a lot of hobbies that require adequate funding, so I have to choose to work two full weekends a month to fund them. Meaning I work 12 days on, 2 days off, etc, ad infinitum. Which, paradoxically, gives me little time for my hobbies. But I still get stuff to work on... it just piles up.

Usually, Walmart is a goldmine. I get a percentage of all the exam fees I bring in, or a minimum. Usually, I at least double the minimum. Not this week, though. And when it's slow? I tend to wander around Walmart (or, more recently, walk for exercise), and because I'm going around the outside aisles of the store, I see a ton of clearance endcaps, and things I normally wouldn't come across.

This weekend, I think I spent most of what I made there. What did I buy?

* a black cartridge for my printer - $29.83
* Maxell blank DVD's - 50 pack - $19.97
* Jonathan Kellerman's "Survival of the Fittest" - $5.97
* "The Butterfly Effect" DVD - $7.50
* a pet hair lint roller - $2.88
* a jewelry armoire, marked down from $89.99 to - $40.00
* 2 rolling totes for my jewelry making supplies - 2 x $40 = $80
* 5 assorted boxes of those "100 calorie" snack packs - $10.00
* "Knitting" magazine - $6.29
* knitting needles - $2.34
* 3 balls of novelty yarn for a scarf - $8.82
* an American Tourister tote to match my suitcase (which I purchased on my last trip to CA, the zipper broke on the old one, and I like to match) - $19.88
* a toiletry bag (matching), since now everything has to go into checked luggage - $12.54
* "InTouch Weekly" magazine - $1.79
* a cute pair of summer shoes for my sister-in-law - $19.88

Grand total, with tax (8.8% here in WA)? $291.75

After I take taxes out of what I earned, what do I have left? $42.78

Christ, I just spent practically everything I made! I gotta do better...

*looks at icon for strength*

Maybe I should get that tattooed on my right middle finger. That way, I'd see it whenever I went to pay for something. Maybe that's why he did it! LOL!
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mi_nion From: mi_nion Date: March 5th, 2007 02:04 am (UTC) (Link)
I like Jonathan Kellerman novels as well.
gh_lover From: gh_lover Date: March 5th, 2007 02:45 am (UTC) (Link)
nice load! least it will actually all get used eventually. i go 2 wally world and buy something and it will never get used. unless its a dvd
gaeln From: gaeln Date: March 9th, 2007 06:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
I am going to get resist tattooed on my middle finger, I swear I am, but more as a political statement, because I'm just aware that way, then as a subliminal reminder not to participate in the rampant consumerization (however that's spelled) of America...just saying. Oh and I am definitely not going to do it because of Gale, absolutely not...swear.

And you, you need to stop spending.
qafhappy From: qafhappy Date: March 12th, 2007 02:43 am (UTC) (Link)
Easier said than done. But thanks for pulling me up short.
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