TravellingTechOnFire wrote: ↑Sat Oct 07, 2023 6:27 pm
Frugal things can certainly be worth it and a good value, but not all things that are worth it are necessarily frugal. As on open forum, especially one that focuses on finances, I think its ok if people suggest that things are not frugal if they indeed are not. Maybe a "What did you do today that was a good value" thread would be appropriate? If people are so offended by someone suggesting that eating out constantly and buying sodas is not frugal, perhaps seeing things from a different perspective can be helpful.
Credit to TravellingTechOnFire for the really thought-provoking idea!
I did this about 3 weeks ago, not today. But it was an excellent value.
My husband and I were meeting friends in Boston in a place where I was not 100% sure of the parking options (even after a Google search and a phone call to the supposedly-nearest garage).
I didn't want to get stuck parking and having to walk 30 minutes to get where we were going. Plus I do most of the driving and I was sort of dreading knowing the whole day that Boston's really-bad-again afternoon rush hour traffic would be awaiting me.
I considered taking an Uber but that felt like too much of a "luxury" when I could drive our own car. But my husband thought it would be a great idea to Uber, so we did! $30-ish into the city. $45-ish coming home (surge pricing).
It was so nice to have someone else doing the driving, in our hometown! Oddly, it's not something we would ever have called a cab for but Ubering seemed more, like, sure, let's do it. I felt like I was on vacation - looking out the Uber window and noticing so many things I never see when I (rightfully) have my eyes on the road when I'm behind the wheel.
Plus we had more fun with our friends - we met in one place, took a ferry to another, had lunch in the city and then walked around relaxed, without having to even think about needing to get back to where the car was. It felt so great to be car-free in a place where all my life I have usually been worrying one way or another about the car!
It was a $75 very well spent. I would do it again and would highly recommend it!
Eager to hear what other BH-ers find genuine cross-useful value in!