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$40 Snowflake, and How I Wasted Part of It

October 18th, 2013 at 04:21 pm

I got paid $40 from the gym yesterday for teaching spinning - yay! But... I made a crucial mistake.

I always eat before the gym because I teach at noon and otherwise I get super hungry during class. But I usually save half my lunch for afterward because I'm hungry then, too, since I just exercised. Yesterday, I didn't bring anything for after class!

And I had this $40 in an envelope.

As I drove from the gym to my meeting, I saw that I was about 10 minutes early, and I passed a gas station, so I stopped and got a milky way, which I paid way too much for. Wasted $1.29 of my snowflake on an impulse purchase.

Here are my lessons:
- Always have food in the car!
- Put the gym money away immediately!
- Don't be too early to a meeting!
- Make sure I have a supply of 69 c Milky Way Midnights at home so that I know they are there (I eat one once a week)

OK, not going to beat myself up over $1.29.

2 Responses to “$40 Snowflake, and How I Wasted Part of It”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    It does happen to all of us. It's not making the expense a habit that is key, and you have good plans to avoid that!

  2. crazyliblady Says:

    Don't beat yourself up over $1.29, but maybe you could plan that when you pack your gym bag with exercise clothes, etc. to put a milky way bar or other snack in your bag right then. It avoids the inevitable trip to a vending machine or convenience store where it will cost me.

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