Monday, December 7, 2009

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.


Blogger Kristi said...

Yuck! I've had crumbly floss before and it's disgusting. It's extra sad that you have two of them. Maybe Santa could bring you some decent floss for Christmas and you could use the nasty floss to hang up construction-paper mittens and paper snowflakes or something.

7:53 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Gross! Sorry, girl. We have the Walgreens brand and it works just as fine as anything, I guess.

Maybe you can donate the gross floss to a homeless person. Is that horrible? Probably. I'm horrible.

8:02 PM  
Blogger candice said...

Sometimes you get what you pay for :)

9:15 AM  
Blogger said...

Haha! THat's hillarious. I'm so sorry about the wax crumbs. I will remember not to buy that brand!

9:17 AM  
Anonymous Dental Fort Worth said...

Aw, that it so cute!

8:21 PM  
Anonymous Dental Fort Worth said...

Well, sometimes it is not on the brand, but on the price you pay. I guess, we will be careful not to buy that one.

8:25 PM  

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