You Get What You Pay For

E184707D-3E6E-4AF0-B3CB-0C26E06F4903“Dammit!” Marla exclaimed. “This food chopper is supposed to be unbreakable, but look at this. I just bought it yesterday and it broke already.”

“Well what did you expect?” her twin sister and roommate said. “That’s what happens when you go to that bargain store and buy something with the label ‘Piece o’ Shit’ on it. You need to stop being so damn cheap and to spend your money more wisely. You get what you pay for, you know.”

“Why do you always have to admonish me?” Marla said, tears starting to well up in her eyes. “I thought sharing an apartment with a sibling would be a good thing, but you’re constantly criticizing me. I was just trying to chop up some veggies to make us both a nourishing snack.”

Feeling badly, Carla came over to her twin and gave her a hug. “I’m sorry, Marla,” she said. “I’ll try to be a better sister and roommate going forward. I’ll try hard to ignore your bad habits and the stupid things you’re always doing and to not go all haywire on you.”


Written for these daily prompts: The Daily Spur (unbreakable), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (label), Your Daily Word Prompt (admonish), Ragtag Daily Prompt (sibling), Word of the Day Challenge (nourish), and Weekly Prompts (haywire).

12 thoughts on “You Get What You Pay For

  1. DB McNicol June 19, 2019 / 3:17 pm

    Gave me a laugh – we have that salad spinner. You used the words wisely. Well done!

    Liked by 2 people

    • Fandango June 19, 2019 / 4:57 pm

      Thanks. I hope that device lasted longer for you than it did for Marla.

      Like

  2. Marilyn Armstrong June 19, 2019 / 6:01 pm

    I’m not sure you get what you pay for. Sometimes, you get a LOT less, but occasionally, you more.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Lanning Lee June 22, 2019 / 12:33 pm

    “I’ll try hard to ignore your bad habits and the stupid things you’re always doing and to not go all haywire on you.”

    Great finish. Love it.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.