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You know you’re a starving graduate student when… May 1, 2007

Filed under: Uncategorized — Annette @ 12:09 am

To you, tissues are a precious commodity. They’re expensive, and you can’t always afford them. When you run out, you first think through using toilet paper instead, but then decide that that will make you go through toilet paper too quickly, and then you’ll have to buy more. And that costs money. Even though you’re sick and you know your nose will hate you in a few days, you decide instead to use paper napkins – ripped in half to be more economical.

sigh. Some day I’ll have a real job and will be able to afford tissues.

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12 Responses to “You know you’re a starving graduate student when…”

  1. Banjo Ben Says:

    Buy handkerchiefs. You can use them and wash them up for re-use.

  2. Infinity Says:

    Thanks, Ben. Even I am not going to stoop that low.

    πŸ˜‰

  3. Banjo Ben Says:

    How is that stooping??? A handkerchief is very classy, AND it’s easy on the snout.

  4. Infinity Says:

    AND it’s totally disgusting. πŸ™‚

  5. Ducky Says:

    heh πŸ™‚

  6. Desiree Says:

    Look for sales at the store. And then stock up. Buy DOZENS of them. You’ll pay more money up front, but in the long run you save.

  7. Infinity Says:

    That would be easier if I had transportation. πŸ™‚

  8. Summer Says:

    You could also use t-shirts you’ve already worn that week if you don’t want to spend money on handkerchiefs.

  9. Summer Says:

    Just make sure you don’t wear it again before you wash it.

  10. Karl Says:

    I have to admit that I do the paper napkin thing as well … even when I don’t need to. It’s like I’m trying to teach my nose not to run because THIS is what it has to look forward to.

    It doesn’t make sense, but I still do it.

  11. Summer Says:

    I saw tissues for $1 in Target yesterday.

  12. Infinity Says:

    Yay, I have tissues again! GopherGrocery saves the day!


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