In order to survive unemployment for the next 6 – 9 months, we have to really limit our spending. We absolutely can’t spend a dime more than our weekly allotment.
For the most part, this isn’t a problem. If we run out of food, we invite ourselves over to dinner at our parents…er.. um… I mean, we visit our parents because we love them and the free food is just an added benefit.
This week presented a new problem…
We ran out of toothpaste and mouthwash.
Determined to stay on our budget, I robbed my luggage of two travel size tubes of toothpaste. We’re running low but we have enough to last until Friday when our new budget begins.
I dug through our closets but failed to find any mouthwash – travel size or otherwise. I went into the kitchen to see if I could find anything there. Soap? Comet? Dishwashing liquid? And then I stumbled upon a bottle of vodka.
“Sweetie?” I called to my husband in the living room “Do you think I could use vodka as a mouthwash? They’re both essentially alcohol right? Either way, the results will be positive. It will work or it won’t and I won’t care that we don’t have mouthwash anymore.”
My husband laughed as if I were making a joke.
I put the vodka back in the cabinet and figured that regular brushing and flossing will have to do until tomorrow.
But this morning, I searched my hypothesis and…
So if you ever run out of mouthwash, you can make your own – and yes, you use vodka.
And just in case my mother reads this, let me clarify – you don’t actually have to drink the vodka.