Skip to comments.2weeks rations equals 1days smokes
Posted on 05/10/2012 8:48:47 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
They had a sale on elbow pasta, aka macaroni. 75cents/lb...so I ran to the store with a pocket full of quarters and bought 8 pounds worth. I figure if I only ate macaroni it would last me 2 weeks. I might go back tomorrow and buy another 16 pounds of it. Or more.
In front of me at the checkout was a guy counting out nickels dimes and pennies for a pack of smokes. About 6 bucks...about the same amount I spent.
I couldn't help but notice the irony. Here it is the day before payday and he's down nearly to his last penny(literally) and he's spending it on one days worth of smokes. I've still got lots of quarters to spare(too much to carry in fact), and haven't even started using the smaller coins, and I choose to stock up on 2 weeks worth of rations.
I am soooo glad I don't smoke...or drink soda pop. One weeks worth of smokes and soda pop costs more than I spend on food and dogfood in a month.
pretty much any kind of bread. Store bought most of the time.
lol, I can’t stop laughing. That was funny!
But in a pinch, coffee is coffee, and cheap is ok. I prefer to combine cheap with excellent quality anytime I can ;).
Bread is life, and Jesus used bread and fishes in one of his miracles. I figure He approves of moderate consumption of good bread. ;)
I guess 4 slices with a pot pie is not moderate. heh
Vape on, brother!
I didn't even intend to quit smoking when I bought mine. Just wanted a way to smoke when and where I normally couldn't.
Only problem is that now my computer desk looks like a meth lab with all my DIY ejuice supplies. Still, saving money and possibly my life is well worth it.
I made ‘buck’ in prison, when I was sentenced to 25-to-life for killing trolls.
Most of the price of tobacco is tax.”
Yes it is, but “It’s for the children”.
Would you be willing to share your recipe? I’ve been looking for one that was cheap to make.
Just FYI, you are wasting your money paying for pasta. It’s an item that between sales and coupons is almost always free or pennies on the dollar. Sometimes, they’ll even pay you to take it.
Good luck and best wishes. Tobacco is a mighty beast to defeat. I know.
Good water, good yeast, clean equipment, good specific gravity, and lots of practice.
This batch was actually a Cooper's malt syrup can out of the pantry (I'm not sure how old it is), and using some dextrose I got a good price on in bulk.
In the fall, I'll be making pumpkin beer, like our founders.
That’s known as pruno. Glad it tasted good, though.
I didn’t know killing trolls was a crime.
“If/when TSHTF....the guy with the smokes will do better than the guy with the macaroni...for bartering purposes....so wont the guy, who has a stash of bourbon. :)”
End of the world, If you have a huge stockpile of cigarettes, a still, weapons and ammunition, you will be an eleventy billionaire. Hmmm, all you need is Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, strange that we have a whole government department dedicated to just those 3 legal things.
Maybe PVC pipe should be on everyone's list. ;(
That being said, I quit 15 years ago, and it was the best thing, health-wise, that I've ever done. Sometimes I still miss it, though. :-P
I’m glad it’s not just me. I have bottles and bottles of e-juice on the desk, on my bookshelves; batteries, bags of new and used atomizers (I clean ‘em by soaking ‘em in cheap vodka), etc., etc.
But I haven’t smoked a cigarette since 12/9/09.
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