Happy Monday to all my Parisian Phoenix readers and supporters!
Today, I, as publisher of this lovely small press, went to Staples with my lovely daughter and my business debit.
I needed paper, envelopes and some other potential items.
And, being a smart and frugal business owner, I headed to the clearance section— after spending 15 minutes comparing price, weight and brightness on copy paper.
I found this ginormous mug. It was at least 64 if not 128 ounces and it read, “I’m kind of a big deal.”
The clearance price was $12. Now, in a world where a ream of white copy paper can range from $5 to $15, a $12 supersized mug makes sense.
I put it back.
In part, because the envelopes were $20. But I did buy the thick Dixon Ticonderoga pencils with the sharpener. I’m a pencil snob and I only use Dixon Ticonderogas. I won’t even use mechanical pencils.
And I got a cute little plastic envelope for receipts and checks.
Maybe I should have gotten the highly impractical mug.
But with a mug that size— does that mean I can list my monthly coffee delivery as a business expense?
I hope everyone has a good week.
And I hope your mug spills over.