At heart I am a died-in-the-wool tightwad (cheapskate, penny pincher, miser, scrooge).
I stood looking at the box of Black Berries all the way from Guatemala on my Saturday AM weekly shopping trip. I put them in the basket returned them to the display, TWICE.
After I unpacked them, I opened the box and started to count them. Hubby watched from the breakfast bar with his eyebrows raised when I reached for the calculator.
"Just how much did you pay for those berries?"
"Why do you ask?" she says
My fingers danced on the calculator and I replied
"9 cents each"
there were 42 of them and I paid 3.78 for the box. (they did come a long way from home, probably charged for shipping)
hubbies eyebrows went higher...
and he said
(did I mention we share tightwadism)
NOTE: the original post was from 2010, now that little berry cost 13 cents each
Everything turned out fine, I remembered the next day was my birthday and reached in the drawer and
"voila, a birthday cake with no fat" and my blackberries are justified.