Tuesday, October 6, 2009

The F word!


I hate the F word. It makes my skin crawl every time I hear it or read it. I hate it so much. I don’t want to be associated with that word in any way shape or form. Not that the ones who are, are bad people by any means. It’s just not what I want to be. When I think of the F word it is almost like an insult to me. Maybe I am just weird, but my skin is crawling just typing this.

What is the F word? It’s probably not what you are thinking of. In fact I know it isn’t. I don’t like that F word either but the one I am referring to is FRUGAL. Before I sound like a complete snob let me explain. I have no problem with coupons. I love coupons. I used to get so excited when they did triple coupons and dollar doubles. I love a great sale as much as anyone else. I love to shop clearance and see what I can find for really cheap. I am not excessively wasteful either. It is just one of those words that get under my skin and gives me the creeps. Kind of like the way people don’t like the word moist. That seems to be a creepy word too.

I am not sure where the word frugal came from. I am sure its Latin or Greek for something. When I think of that word I think about a recent episode of Wife Swap and how the family shared bath water. I think of people reusing everything. I see them picking up used toilets at the end of people’s driveways. I think of people with bomb shelters full of food. You know the ones that are ready for some really long natural disaster.

I know some people have to be like that to survive. I am not trying to insult anyone I promise. I just hate that word. They should change it to something new. The word frugal gives me the heebie jeebies. I am sure you all have words that just drive you crazy. It is odd how certain words are just like nails on the chalkboard but are perfectly fine for others. What are some of your creep out words?

No profanity please. I am aware most people don’t like foul language so you don’t need to point that out to me.

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