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I met Dan for coffee this morning at the Starbucks in our Kroger, and the following conversation took place.

Me:  I ordered a coffee – and a scone.

Dan:  Why did you get a scone?

Me:  Because I was hungry.

Dan:  Why didn’t you just go get something from Kroger?

Me:  Because Kroger doesn’t have blueberry scones.

Dan:  Are you sure?

Me:  No.

(Dan leaves to get himself food from Kroger.  Upon his return…)


Dan:  I don’t mean this to be obnoxious, but my bagel, doughnut, AND coffee all cost the same amount of money as your scone.

Me:  I bet your bagel, doughnut, AND COFFEE put together don’t taste nearly as good as my scone.

Dan: Nothing tastes as good as being frugal feels.

Me:  Scones do.

This conversation is brought to you by pregnancy.  And marriage.  And love.   In reverse order.

  • Susan Peters

    Frugal is smart, but a steady diet of it tastes like cardboard. Gourmet treats are the sprinkles on the ice cream cone of life. Now I’m wondering how he chooses a restaurant – by tasty menu items or prices? Does he even realize how lucky he is to have you? email me your address – I’m sending you a Starbucks gift card! You DESERVE it!!! Susan P ; )

  • Elspeth

    Haha this is my life, except the roles are reversed…the pregnant wife is questioning why her hubby would order the scone from Starbucks!

  • Christine Trevino

    BAHAHAHAHA Love this. I’m glad you enjoyed your scone. You totally deserved it :)

  • Margaret

    You made a yummy choice :)

  • abbytalsma

    Awesome! My husband would have said the same thing. Being frugal is one of his favorite pastimes. :)

  • Sharon Tanya Brown

    hey Kate, I do have to tell you that Publix has some wonderful blueberry scones……I personally like the orange-cranberry….