PHD lost his cell phone one morning. His solution went like this:
1. Run up and down stairs looking for phone in places he's never been, yelling random curse words while throwing sofa cushions around.
2. Borrow Boy 1's phone for the day.
3. Go to cell phone store to price out new phone and recycle Boy 1's phone. (????)
4. Come home and shout at wife when she wonders why he would have recycled Boy 1's phone, and if paying $650 for a new phone is a good solution.
Total time spent: 10.5 hours
Planned spending: $650 + gas to cell phone store = about $6,000. I may be exaggerating slightly but I am not including the cost to replace the recycled phone so it's probably close.
1. Tell Boy 2 if he can find the phone I will pay him $20.
2. Find phone on arm of sofa beside the spot PHD likes to stand to talk on phone.
3. Pay $10 to Boy 2 because he looked really hard, too.
Total time spent: 5 minutes
Total spent: $10
I won! Then I think about what I have actually won and I feel sad. But not for long because I won! Plus I just saved us $6,000 with my awesomeness so I am off to the mall. Nope, sorry, exaggerating again, it is only $5,990, or something like that. I'm not very mathy.