I may have done perhaps the laziest thing in my entire life today: I didn’t buy a food item I like that was buy one get one free because I would have had to walk to the front of the store to get the coupon for the deal.
Again, I didn’t walk fifty or so feet back to the front of Publix because that felt like too much effort to save four dollars.
Okay, it wasn’t entirely laziness. Part of it was the principle. Why make me go cut up a piece of paper to get this great deal? If you don’t want to just make the price buy one get one free — something Publix does all the time anyway — at least offer up a digital coupon so I can get it on my phone without leaving the aisle. I mean without needlessly killing a tree, that’s it.
I’ve never been much of a coupon clipper anyway. “Oh, but the savings really add up!” No, they don’t, not unless you’re one of those insufferable people buying 327 packages of Velveeta and somehow ending up with the grocery store paying you. All while taking about an hour to check out. I’m by myself; I don’t need that much Velveeta. And besides, most of the time the coupons are for things I don’t use, and would only be buying to save the money. Which I could save by not buying them in the first place. Clip that.
But who am I kidding. Enough feigned nobility. I just didn’t feel like taking the time to go out of my way to tear a coupon out of a flyer. I passed up on something because eh, too much bother.
I may be officially old.