Salesperson: Just wondering if you currently have a TV package.
Me: Yes, yes we do.
Salesperson: Oh, do you have Direct TV?
Salesperson: Okay. Do you have Comcast?
Salesperson: Is your package with Qwest?
Salesperson: I thought you said you had a TV package.
Me: Of course we have a TV package.
Salesperson: You mean . . . you're still on the antenna? (GASP) That's a dying breed, you know.
Me: Yes. Yes I know. And we're not interested in coming back from the dead.
After at least six of these little conversations one of my sons asked me WHY we don't have a TV package (interpretation: Why don't we have access to all the Sports Channels???).
To which I recited this sweet little ditty from President Ezra Taft Benson:
So I got to thinking about what is considered a necessity in our home and what is a luxury. Here is just a short list.
Necessity: Toilet Paper
Luxury: Puffs Tissue with lotion
Necessity: 25 lb. bags of flour and sugar
Luxury: Store-bought donuts, cakes or cookies
Necesity: Gasoline for the 15 passenger van
Luxury: Filling that baby to F.U.L.L.
Necessity: Chocolate chips (really!)
Luxury: Liquid-filled imported German chocolate bars, dark chocolate filled with hazelnuts, REAL homemade hot chocolate with chocolate and cream . . .
Necessity: Books! Books! Books!
Luxury: Purchasing books (So glad we have access to a GREAT library)!
Necessity: Bar Soap
Luxury: Body Wash
Necessity: Real butter
Luxury: Having more butter in the freezer
Necessity: Eating dinner as a family
Luxury: Eating OUT as a family
Luxury: Clean clothes (just joking!)
Necessity: Ice Cream (we have ice cream sundaes every Fast Sunday)
Luxury: Going to Cold Stone or a Fro-yo
Okay, so I noticed that MOST of our necessities are in the food category. Can't help if we LOVE food!
So, what are your family's necessities? Luxuries? I'd love to hear!