Remember Arsenio Hall and his talk show. He’d often talk about ‘things that make you go hmmmmm’. Well, that’s what I found the other day in my local paper. This is what I live to find — the small silly things we all do without thinking. I would like to think this newspaper has someone who is in charge of the layout of the pages so they make sense. The day this was printed, they must have been taking a nap. But the good news is it certainly made me laugh.
I hope the picture comes out — the gist of it is on one side of the page is a story all about how to use your self-control while shopping and it lists lots of great ideas so we can all be more aware of where we’re putting our money these days. The funny? On the other side is a column entitled Deals of the Week and while some of them are, in fact, good deals, they’re certainly not the type of deals one would associate with exercising self-control. Self-control has to do with clipping coupons and looking for good sales on clothes out of season. These Deals of the Week are advertisements for a ‘deal site’ that leads you to “specials” only good for 24 hours (no buying pressure there!). What strikes me as funny is the deals include casino getaways and money off a yoga class. Okay maybe yoga can be justified as being healthy, but a casino deal — next to how to be a frugal shopper?
It just made me go Hmmmmmm….sigh.