My husband has a problem with the way I spend some of our money. It is a small portion of our annual income, to be sure, but nonetheless, it is an annoyance to him. What irresponsible thing do I do, you ask?
I sometimes "rent" books from the library.
The library concept involves checking out books, reading them, then returning them by a specific date. All for free! This is America! However, sometimes that is difficult for me. I can easily check them out, and even read them, but often that due date slips by unnoticed. Then, voila! poof!, a mere few days have passed, and I am informed by the librarian that I have a fine.
Sometimes this is not my fault. I have found many a book under a bed, under a rug, in the danger zone called my daughter's bedroom. . .the list goes on. I have four little library users who do not always return their books to the bookshelf. But, try as I may, I cannot completely blame the kids. The bottom line is: the due date just slips up on me!
So, to my local library, enjoy the extra revenue I generate for your branch. Buy some new books with all of it. If we decide to check those new books out, I will do my best to return them on time!