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Saturday, April 27, 2013
Another work expense
Just when I thought that my work expense obligations were through for the year, I received an e-mail from a colleague, announcing that the Dept was signed up to host this upcoming Friday's coffee hour after work, with a notation that everyone needs to contribute, and to contribute 2 things. Sigh. Luckily, the "everyone needs to contribute" was not aimed at me. So, how to meet this additional expense on a budget? I emailed one suggestion, that was already taken by another. I then e-mailed back that I can bring 2 bags of pretzels and a tray of brownies. Fine. I paid $1.29 ea for the pretzels and the brownie mix. While eggs, oil will be needed to make the brownies, I am definitely under $5 for this latest cost. Fine.