You know you’re a Non-Consumer when . . .
- You fix yourself a snack that includes the last of three different boxes of cereal.
- You get more excited about a free pile than the Nordstrom Half-Yearly sale.
- You know your branch’s library hours by heart.
- You think nothing of mending, even though your friends think it’s weird.
- You take pride in your awesome leftover containers.
- You get excited by pennies on the ground, and overly excited about quarters.
- Your home is furnished with other people’s discards, and it looks awesome.
- You gladly accept hand-me-downs from family, friends, co-workers, neighbors.
- You throw on a sweater instead on turning up the heat.
- You consider a canning jar to be the quintessential perfect object.
- You take pride in how old your clothing is.
- You home is peppered with clothing racks in the winter and you think your summer backyard clothesline looks cute.
- You get super excited to learn new frugality tricks.
- You think store bought wrapping paper is a waste of money.
- You eat out infrequently enough that it’s a wonderful treat when you do.
- You read Non-Consumer Advocate.
Okay, what did I miss?
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