I can't help it. I am observant of consumer behavior. Perhaps this is because my father studied that behavior through focus groups and the like--similar to a character in Madmen last season. Anyway, I enjoy watching for fellow-frugalites.
I also can't help noticing frugal opportunities, even if I cannot take advantage. Yesterday, I spotted 2 kilo bags of carrots for 1 euro! Think of all the grated carrots (so beloved by the French) you could make. Well, Mr FS and I could not make use of so many carrots, since very few days remain for us.
As usual, there was a hold-up on the line. French people don't get annoyed by this, so I stifled my eye-rolling tendencies. The tiny old woman behind us, dressed in a country housedress, had a small package of meat, a tiny half baguette, and that giant bag of carrots. A frugal soulmate.
I asked Mr FS in a whisper to check out the cut of meat she had selected: it was labelled pet food. I squinted and noted that the package consisted of bony ends and bits of what seemed to be beef. I wonder if she will be cooking up some broth for herself in addition to some for her pet.
I hope she enjoys those carrots too.
Have you witnessed any frugal behavior of late?