P and I were having a dinner party (my first!) for some people P works with. He was making a ham (disgusting, I know) and we were in the checkout line with it. The lady in front of us asked P how much the ham was and he said he didn't remember, that he hadn't shopped around for it or anything. She seemed appalled that we hadn't gone out meat pricing and said that if we looked in the paper we could see who had the best prices on meat. P said that he wanted the ham either way and small differences in the cost of meat wasn't going to dictate where he buys groceries.
"Obviously you don't have kids. Once you have children, then you'll understand how important it is to shop around."
You select the appropriate response:
A) Fuck you. Oh wait, I wouldn't.
B) Yes, because having children does make most people more fiscally responsible. That's why you never see families on welfare or government aid. (yes, I know this isn't always a responsibility issue, so save it.)
C) I do have children, I just left them at home. The four year old is teaching the two year old about matches and lighter fluid.