Frugality isn’t robbery, or at least being inconsiderate of others!
As I mentioned in a previous articles, I’m starting to lose weight, trying to alter my lifestyle. Part of my routine is eating two eggs in the morning for breakfast during the work week. My morning stable has been two eggs. I’ve actually always been a big fan of eggs, so I’m very familiar with both the weight and the shape of extra-large eggs.
This past weekend, my wife went shopping and I asked her to pick me up a carton of eggs, since I was down to my last two. So she returned from the store, and my extra-large carton of eggs was in the fridge as expected. Today, I decided to hardboil my eggs for my breakfast meal for next week. I picked up the carton out of the refrigerator, and had a feeling something was wrong. I open the carton up, and all 12 eggs were there as expected, so I chalked it up to nothing and started getting ready to cook them.
So I proceeded to cook up a batch of 12 eggs. After my 15 minutes of cook time, I drained the eggs and was putting them in the carton when it hit me! The eggs were wrong! They were much to small and light. Actually I think it was when I put the eggs back into the carton and they were so loose that I realized that someone has switch the extra-large eggs for a smaller size (guessing I would say they were medium-sized eggs)!
This cheap act that someone performed means that I only get 75% or less of what I would normally eat if I were to have two extra-large eggs. I was steaming mad!
So some person swapped out the extra-large eggs that should have been in the carton for medium eggs (or large eggs). Such a moved probably saved them 20 cents per carton. So this darkly frugal person, saved less than a quarter and in the process ripped me off. Nice…
So if you find yourself in the store getting eggs, make sure you open the carton and even take one of the eggs out, because who know what kind of unscrupulous person may have performed an Egg Switcheroo on you too!
Be forwarned friends!