The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

25 November 2007

Off to the Betty Crocker Clinic

Been there, attacked that with a spoon:

As a member of the mental health profession, I probably shouldn't be telling you this, but the truth is that therapy can cost upward of $140 an hour, but the supermarket sells cans of frosting for just $1.99. Not that I don't believe in the powers of psychotherapy, but if you really need to talk, then splurge on 2 cans of frosting and invite a friend to share.

Carbs? What carbs? This is no time to bring up carbs.

Posted at 9:27 AM to Almost Yogurt


At least while sharing a can of frosting with a friend, you're slightly less likely to be taking advice from someone worse off emotionally than you are who's also charging you $140 an hour for the privilege.

Of course, for guys, there's fishing.

Well, and beer.

Posted by: McGehee at 11:26 AM on 25 November 2007

Depending on your choice of beer and/or fishing venue, it's possible to work this scheme up to, oh, $140 an hour or so.

Posted by: CGHill at 11:33 AM on 25 November 2007

Chacun a son gout, as they say. I know someone who used to have as her website's tagline that "knitting is cheaper than Prozac."

(And before you laugh: there HAVE been times that I've been prevented from either trying to throttle someone or make an exceptionally ill-advised and cutting remark because I was in the middle of a complex lace pattern.)

That said, the Frosting Option also sounds useful. Or the Haagen-Dasz Option, for that matter.

Posted by: fillyjonk at 5:06 PM on 25 November 2007