I love a good deal as much as the next person, but I have serious issues when someone stockpiles 120 boxes of pasta.
You may have heard the buzz behind TLC's special (not a season show...yet), Extreme Couponing. It follows 4 people who shop at their local stores and get upwards of 90% discount on their groceries. This amounts to someone buying $5,000 worth of groceries for only $243.
I am a sucker for buzz and odd reality television, so I decided to watch the show. I have never been more annoyed and had anxiety from viewing a tv show.
It just does not make sense for people to do the following:
- Take a day off work so one can clip coupons, and shop in a single store for 6 hours.
- Pulling 7 grocery carts, and having store employees assist you by pushing them for you.
- Taking 2 cars to pick up groceries which included some of the following: 1000 boxes of cereal, 168 toothbrushes, and over 200 bottles of water OR Pepsi
- Making your spouse feel stupid by moving their belongings so you can "store" your freebies
- Going dumpster diving for coupons with a pregnant woman. (Dumpster diver and her husband looked and mentioned a lot of Mormon keywords... BAH!)
The show is absolutely disgusting, as it exemplifies America's need for products being overpackaged, and consumers living in excess.
I was so annoyed by the show, I wrote TLC an email. That is my rant for the months of October, November, and December.