I might have passed over to the dark side. See Exhibit A, above, of my left-overs from the other day. I couldn’t bear to let those four scraps of toast and two jellies go to waste so into a to-go box they went along with an 1/8th of an omelette.
Awhile back I started to realize that there could be a little tooo much frugality going down. I started noticing this “dark-side of frugal-living” when I kind of got embarrassed for myself. There was that time that I asked our friend for his left-overs, and that other time where I suggested (and did) some on the down-low indoor office dumpster diving, and oh, that other time where I did some run-of-the-mill dumpster diving, and then, of course, our beloved and hated “mooching” made an appearance for my dear husband early on in the start of my getting-out-of-debt mission. All of those things fall into the, ehhh… extreme cheapskate/what am I doing?/am I really doing this right now? category which is also know as: The Shamelessly Frugal Zone.
So how much is too much? Is it possible to be too cheap? And how do you know when it’s time to cut-back of the saving? Also, I’ve got to ask, what is the most shamelessly frugal thing you’ve ever done? Come on, spill it.