I just thought I’d add this recent Guardian article on The Frugalwoods for your amusement. Obviously you can read the article, but I think the comments are hilarious and really call out the truth behind the lies! Here’s a selection of my favourites and it’s nice to see I’m not the only one thinking this way:
“Reading the comments has saved me from reading the article. Thank you one and all”.
watching them chop vegetables for forty-five minutes just to cook you up a stir-fry
“If this marks your level of skill/ability with home cooking skills don’t give up the day job. Oh you did”.
“Such a small, modest house they have too! I think the book should be called the The Smugwoods: Our transformational journey from city work slaves to rural phoneys who live very far away from everyone, only because we are so annoying”.
“I’m staggered by the fact that you think that living frugally in this way is exceptional. Having to make many of the ‘savings’ you describe in this article is just normal life for many people – and many are worse off than that…”
“I’m too frugalized to buy this ridiculous book”.
“And according to the article it only took them three years. 2014: decided to be frugal. 2018: Retired (!), own 66 acres and a house, book published”.
“Dear Liz (frugalized your name), Will you accept my well thumbed copy of The Bonfire of the Vanities in exchange for Meet the Frugalwoods?”
“Food, our mortgage, gas for the car, electricity, an internet connection, toilet paper. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, 2018”.