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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Yes, I Took a Picture of This For You. You're Welcome.


As you may know, I hate to see things go to waste. You know how sometimes the little tab gets ripped off an otherwise perfectly good diaper? I hate that. But when it happened today, a thought popped into my head:


I mended a disposable diaper. Laugh if you must. But let's do some calculations. I saved $ .25 (the cost of the diaper) in 30 seconds of my time. If I could save $ .25 for every 30-second increment of a 12-hour day, that would add up to $360. And over the course of one year?: $131,400. Who's laughing now?

You, still, hopefully.

This is the way I like my math. Simple, ridiculous, and on a calculator.

8 comments:

Lily said...

Now THAT is my kind of math. Brilliant.

myimaginaryblog said...

That's awesome. We've made this repair with duct tape before, but duct tape is kind of expensive. And less aesthetically pleasing.

I definitely count all my mending against all the fabric I have stashed to make myself feel better about my habit.

myimaginaryblog said...

P.S. You have to remember NOT to count your time to take the photo and upload it . . . unless, of course, you start "social networking" to build traffic to your site and then put ads on.

Lili said...

haha, to this--and the comments, too.

Shane's Angie said...

OK, it so totally agree, except I would have used hot glue. Which would have totally messed up the calculations because it takes a good ten minutes for it to heat up...but, I'd still do it.
Might I also add that the picture of Jane with the chips made my day. Also, I happen to believe that one of the purposes for little Ellen's existance on this earth is to entertain us. She's doing a wonderful job.

Stace said...

Love this. I get so mad when the tab comes off. We are almost out of diapers. Julia has gone 2 days without one. Hooray! Now that is a money saver.

Vanessa said...

I am going to have another baby just to implement this idea! Genius.

Betsy said...

I'm laughing. And I relate.