Monday, June 14, 2010

If I had ten dollars, I'd buy you a curtain rail.

Dear Shopper's Drug Mart,

I've been sitting here, in my pajamas, wondering what, exactly, you meant by the title question of the email you sent me.

"What would you do with $10?"

Did you leave off a zero? Did you mean, what would I do with $100? Or maybe $1000?

Because, you know, $10 barely buys half a potato these days.

I wasn't sure, so I checked again in case there was, in fact, an error. But no, looks like you really meant $10.

I wouldn't usually do this, but since I'm feeling generous today, I've made a list for you, of the things I'd do with $10. I assume you want a response, since you did ask me.

* With a whopping ten bucks, I'd get an eighth of a haircut. I like a choppy style.

* With ten shiny dollars, I'd go to a restaurant, fill up on lobster ravioli and Chardonnay, wave my $10 at the waiter as my only compensation, and then proceed to do the washing up for the entire restaurant.

* With ten loonies I'd buy shares in gold. That should get me a pin head.

* With a mighty ten dollars, I would buy four of these stupendous phone fingers.

* With ten gold coins, I'd call one of those 1-800 psychic numbers for a 30-second reading.

* With ten big ones, I'd take a sky-diving course. Though ten dollars might not afford me the parachute - just a shove out the plane.

* With ten whole dollars, I'd go down to my local bank and ask them to convert it to quarters, then I'd spend the afternoon playing the slot machines at a casino.

Yours sincerely,
Lady Mama.
p.s. can I have my $10 now please?

What would YOU do with $10? (no serious answers allowed)

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MommyLovesStilettos said...

HAHAHA!! I love it :)

Jules said...

I would put a couple squirts of gas in my car...

James (SeattleDad) said...

I'd eat breakfast at McDonalds for the week!

Elaine A. said...

I'd take myself to 5 minutes of a concert or perhaps a movie BY MYSELF with NO snacks or drinks.

Seriously, $10???? Whatever...

gringationcancun said...

Those phone fingers are crazy! WHY?!

I would eat Ramen noodles for a week!

Nikosmommy said...

At Shoppers I'd buy 1/2 of a pack of Huggies diapers, a 72 pill bottle of no-name Shoppers brand "advil", 2 trash celeb mags like US weekly (yeah, $10 will only get me 2!!)
I could go on and on.... basically 10 bucks would get me sweet-tweet at Shoppers! I love that store but dang is it pricey!!!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I'd buy a Weekend at Bernie's DVD from the sale bin at the grocery store.

those phone fingers look terrifying.

Cid said...

With 10 bucks I'd rent a couple of really old DVD's.

Bear and Bones Mama said...

I'd buy a new hiney, mine's cracked. hahhaahah. ok, i know i know, but it's been my favorite joke since kindergarten. And I'm almost 40.

LisaDay said...

Isn't Shopper's generous. I would buy $10 worth of penny candy (yes it still exists) and five-cent candy. No tax at my old variety store.


Kristy said...

I like the casino idea! If you get $10 to blow you might as well do it up big time! Woop woo! Or, maybe I would buy myself a $10 bottle of wine (not too bad, you know).

fiona2107 said...

I would like to say that I would go to the salon and ask for only a 1/4 of my hair to be cut,
or go and get 3 nails manicured ,
But the truth is: I would actually convince my 6 year old to swap his boring red $20 note with my fabulous blue $10 one because blue is his favourite colour!! LOL
(That would only work in Australia though!)

Crystal said...

If I had $10 I'd take the family out for icecream! Yum! Nice family outing!
I'm your newest follower. I've booked marked you so that I can spend some more time on your blog. Looks great so far. Hope you can zip over to and follow me back! Have a great Father's Day weekend