I have a co-worker who shares all sorts of nonsense:
- says she does laundry three times a week, using the coin-op machines in the basement of her apartment building. Mind you, she is single, has no pets, and wears a uniform at work (which gets laundered at work for her). I cannot imagine what she might be washing, except maybe she washes her sheets and bath towels frequently, and does very small loads each time. She says it saves her a lot of time so that she doesn't have to spend her days off "doing such a big pile of laundry".
- She buys little tubs of pre-cut, usually out of season fruit, plus those silly bottled-smoothie drinks. I've seen her eat PB&J sandwiches bought in the freezer section with the crusts cut off. I've also seen her eating an apple that was bought pre-cut at the store, all sealed up in plastic and called "Dippers"
- She was complaining that she misses her car (which she left home in Michigan when she came to Utah to work a 4-month season at a ski resort), but when asked why she didn't bring it with her, she said "Because it would've cost $1,500 to ship it here here" (on top of her plane ticket to ship herself here. Doh!)
- One day the battery on her phone permanently died, just a few hours before she was supposed to be at work. So she took a taxi to the nearest verizon store ($20 each way) because she needed to buy a new phone that very same day "just in case her family needed to get in touch with her". Mind you, if she had waited until the next day, she could've taken public transportation to the same store very conveniently, although it may have taken a half hour more out of her day.
- Oh yeah, and she likes to buy expensive scented candles. (If I were to share the link on how to make scented candles for 1/4 the price, she would absolutely wrinkle her nose in disgust. Ewww, saving money is gross!)
She makes $11-$12 an hour, and is 35 years old.