(the phone rings, waking the baby, my mother breathless on the other end)
Mom: Meredith! You have to watch Oprah tomorrow! It's the Thriftiest Family In America!
Me: If it's the Economides family, I already read that book.
Mom: No! This family only spends $5 a month for cell phone service.
Me: That's what I've been paying for a couple of years now. Mom, we have offered to get you a prepaid Tracfone a hundred times!
Mom: Well, this family can cook a whole meal for $4...
Mom: And they save hundreds of dollars by cutting their own hair.
Me: Hmmm. (Oh, yeah, I probably didn't tell you about that little experiment.)
Mom: Well, I just thought you could get some tips for your Internet.
It's actually a decent episode re-airing Tuesday. We just might learn something.