Many years ago, I worked in women's retail. In this time I often witnessed a shirt sell for $70 to one victim only to see the same shirt--a few weeks later--sell for $9.99 to a victorious shopper. It was in that time, that I formed the, "can't-bring-myself-to-pay-top-dollar-for-the-same-product" disorder. I really can't. And this includes food!
And so, friends, I ask, do you know the joys of Happy Hour? I mean, you can do this totally sans alcohol, my sweet Baptist friends. You can go on an early date with your spouse to some hip joint for Happy Hour and actually afford it. (Hey, and meeting up with friends works, too!) If it makes you feel better, you can rename "Happy Hour" and instead call it "Dinner Time". Seriously. It's from 4-6pm, people! You can throw in a frozen pizza for your offspring, leave them with a young sitter (because they cost less than those older, busier and driver's licensed ones) and head out for something tasty...at HALF price! So, today, I encourage you ladies to get googling to find the best Happy Hour in your neighborhood. Here in downtown Minneapolis, we have $5 pizzas at Palomino and $2-4 appetizers at McCormick and Schmicks. Just keep in mind to tip a little better than usual!
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