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Natasha Kauffmann

Natasha Kauffmann

Redevelopment Program Coordinator at Elkhart County Plan Commission
  • We just use old pasta , salsa, and curry jars because we are cheap AF and jar glass is way sturdier than dollar store drinking-glasses glass. Plus, it's nice to have a lid for somethings. 🤷‍♀️ Out of the 20 or so "drinking jars" in my cabinet, only 3 are ball jars and I have no clue where they came

    We just use old pasta , salsa, and curry jars because we are cheap AF and jar glass is way sturdier than dollar store drinking-glasses glass. Plus, it's nice to have a lid for somethings. 🤷‍♀️ Out of the 20 or so "drinking jars" in my cabinet, only 3 are ball jars and I have no clue where they came from. Also, my dad always drank milk from a glass jar with a handle while all the other cups in our house growing up were plastic and made water taste weird 😐. Thus, it became associated in my mind that if you wanted a refreshing ass cup of ice water or a delightful glass of milk for your cookie, you drank from a glass jar so as not to inflict the senses with inferior plastic and it's after taste. Anyone else grow up this way?

  • Growing up an Aldi kid, other grocery stores often don't make sense to me. Why cut coupons for a brand name when a similar off brand is waiting for me at Aldi and cheaper than the coupon discount? Why spend the mental energy deciding which of 10 peanut butter brands I should go with when at Aldi all

    Growing up an Aldi kid, other grocery stores often don't make sense to me. Why cut coupons for a brand name when a similar off brand is waiting for me at Aldi and cheaper than the coupon discount? Why spend the mental energy deciding which of 10 peanut butter brands I should go with when at Aldi all I have to ask is "Creamy or Crunchy?" When store clerks bag my groceries I cringe because they didn't group items they way I would have if packing my own stuff at the Aldi counter. I become more than peeved when big box stores have customers who leave carts all over the lot in the winter for some poor teen to chase down or to make it more difficult to find a parking spot. And in an almost religious way, the exchange of a cart for a quarter between 2 shoppers is a lovely interaction of 2 insiders sharing a knowing glance that this "stripped down model" is really beneficial for everyone involved-- except maybe those huge brand name companies who have you pay more for the name than anything else. I'm for subtance over show. #ALDIFORLIFE