Wednesday, December 15, 2010

On the Subject of Currency

I discovered that I tend to not think of things in terms of dollars and cents.

I tend to think of them in units of what's important to me at the time.

For example:

Pack of Magic cards: ~$3
Month of Runescape subscription: $5
Box of 36 Magic packs: ~$90

Everything else tends to get thought of in terms of these.

For example (all figures are approximate):

No-frills dinner for two at favorite place(s): 10 Magic packs or 6 months of RS
Dinner for two with alcoholic beverage and dessert: 15 Magic packs or 9 months of RS
Rent/month: 3 Magic boxes
Car payment: 1 Magic box
Fable III Collector's edition: 1 Magic box
Coffeemaker of the gods: 2 Magic boxes
Trip to Costco: arm, leg, body, soul

It's really simple when you think about it.

Does anyone else do this?

1 comment:

  1. Yes but I'm a mom so it goes more like this.

    A fancy new maternity shirt: 1 box of diapers
    A fancy dinner out: drive thru
    A nap or doing a craft: always the nap. :)
    A fun toy for me or a new toy for the kid: always the kid

    You're just practical is all, which is really good in this world.

    Love, Cousin C