Floss and Frugality
The other day I was at the store getting the items on our "random stuff we need/ran out of" list. One of the things on that list was dental floss. As usual, I found the cheapest per yard price. As unusual, I discovered that there were two brands for the same price. One was a store brand and the other was a name brand. Now, one wouldn't expect a normal person to be excited about the prospect of name brand floss, but when that person is as pathological a cheapskate as I am, the rules change a bit. I was so excited that I decided to buy two. After I brought it home I admired the sleek design of the container and looked forward to using it later that night. (I wasn't so excited that I was going to waste a foot of floss trying it out. A foot of floss at the price I got it was 6/10 of a cent! Ok, I may have a problem.) To my utter disappointment, I discovered that this so called "name brand" floss is crummy. The wax falls off in your mouth as you use it. It's weird, and a bit unsettling. And now I have 110 yards of the stuff! *Sigh* So, now all I can do is to let you, my vast readership, know that Oral B floss is sub par and eat wax crumbs for the next several months. Wish me luck.