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The Perfect Price to Pay For Jeans?!

Published March 1, 2012 - 4 Comments

Reading through the latest copy of Money Sense, I saw a short article about the perfect price to pay for a pair of jeans.  “If you go under $80 the fit might be off and the denim might be too thin.”

$80?  Really?

I don’t tend to buy many of my own clothes (as you can probably tell if you know me at all) but I’m pretty sure that no one has ever spent $80 on a pair of jeans for me!  The ones I’m wearing right now are from Zellers, and I think I paid $10 for them on sale.  I understand that $10 for a pair of jeans is very much at the low end of the spectrum, and I wouldn’t expect most people to want to pay so little, but I don’t really care too much about my jeans.  I’ve never been trendy, and $10 jeans work perfectly fine for me.  (Although I will say that the pocket linings tend to wear thin easily, so I can’t put change in my pockets without it falling out through my pant leg).

But even for the average person who wants to spend a little more for quality, $80 seems excessive.  But maybe that’s just me.

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Coke vs Pepsi

Published July 18, 2010 - 12 Comments

I realized that I haven’t posted a poll question in a very long time.  So I figured that I’d write a very simple one.  It’s no surprise which one is my preferred cola, but it’s interesting to see what other people think.  It’s actually one of my favourite questions to ask someone new when I’m chatting with them.  Just completely out of the blue…

Coke or Pepsi?

People (and by that, I generally mean “women”) seem to get a kick out of it.  If the answer is “Coke” then I’ll write back with something crazy like “Marry me!”… if it’s “Pepsi” then I’m likely to come back with something like “I’m sorry.. it’s been fun, but this simply isn’t going to work out.  Have a nice life.”  I usually get called on my bluff! :cool:

The great thing about this question is that people tend to have strong opinions about their answer.  They either like one, or the other…  although some don’t like either of them.  But there’s usually not too much “Doesn’t matter”… sure, most of us will drink the other one, but there’s still usually a strong preference.

So I’ll throw the same question out to readers here.  I’m actually quite curious about how this will turn out.  I’m not confident that I can predict the outcome of this one.

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Are New Year’s Resolutions a Waste of Time?

Published January 8, 2010 - 6 Comments

As I cracked open my bottle of Coke at 6:05 this morning on the drive in, it occurred to me… once again, my well-intentioned New Year’s Resolution had bitten the dust.  I actually bought a Coke 2 nights prior…  instant comfort for what some might consider a “bad day”…  That’s my excuse, but chances are… I would have broken it sooner or later anyway.  I was on my 6th day as a recovering Coke-head.  There was so much junk food in the house that I really hadn’t thought too much about having a Coke.  Night shifts are a little iffy, but again… there was plenty of junk to keep my mind occupied.  I figured that the real test would be in another 2 weeks when the Christmas junk food stocks had been depleted and I was watching TV and suddenly had the urge for something sweet and oh-so-yummy.  Then off to the corner store I would go, slapping down my bank card for some overly-priced convenience goods.

Which begs the question…  Are New Year’s Resolutions a total waste of time?  Do people really change their habits just because they throw out their old calendar and replace it with a new one?  If I wanted to stop drinking Coke, or any of the other things that I put on my list, surely I could have stopped in December.  Or March.  Or July.  You get the point.  I remember reading something once that talked about habit forming behaviour.  How long it took to form a bad habit.  How long it took to break that habit.  It’s all about repetition.  Obviously 6 days wasn’t quite enough to break the cycle of Coke abuse.  Gee, that sounds more intriguing than it really is.

I fell off the wagon.. but that’s fine… the great thing about wagons is that they’re slow moving, so you can climb back up onto them and try again…

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