Yesterday we went out to the Pirate Disc Market as we often do on Saturdays -- I got a few DVDs and then as we were leaving, I saw an MP-3 collection disc that has every song Alanis Morissette has ever recorded on it. It cost 30 rubles -- a bit more than a dollar.
Now I don't really care much about Alanis Morissette one way or the other, but I decided to buy it. For that price, I can give her a chance. Maybe I'll decide I'm a tremendous fan of Alanis Morrisette, after all.
And if I decide I don't like her, I can laugh about how I've cheated her out of the price of actually buying all her albums.
Then today I arranged all my old kopeks and one-ruble coins in nine-ruble stacks on the dresser, so I can use them for bus-fare this week.
I think this is an all-new, financially-responsible English Teacher X.