I got in a ridiculous argument with my wife last night. I'll explain it in a completely unbiased way so you can decide on your own whose side you're on. We went to Target to pick up some household essentials (soap, shampoo, Double Stuf Oreos) and I remembered I was about to run out of deodorant.
Six months ago, in the name of saving money in every way to benefit my family's financial situation, I switched deodorant. My wife found out I was spending about four dollars for each stick of deodorant and "we" decided that was too much. So I switched from Gillette to Right Guard. And I noticed during that time that the last few hours of the day are a little challenging for me, scent-wise. I've had to mask my musk with cologne if we ever leave the house after 5:00pm because Right Guard seems to lack the staying power Gillette provides.
So I decided to start using Gillette again, and I figured my better half would agree that it was worth the extra $1.50 per month (that's $18 annually) to smell good all day, everyday. But I was wrong. My wife was absolutely furious when she looked at our receipt (I'm exaggerating). She launched herself into a profanity-laced tirade that shook the very fiber of my being (I'm really exaggerating now). She got so mad that she hit me with our car (Is anyone even reading this anymore?).
Okay, but really, she said, "Your deodorant costs four dollars? That's ridiculous!" And I thought it was strange that I was trying to convince my own wife that $1.50 per month (that's 37.5 cents per week) was worth a better smelling me. Shouldn't she be trying to convince me to smell better?