As a smoker, I had been keeping an eye waiting for the announcement that the tax on cigarettes was going to increase.
I felt like I was living on the edge of a volcano, knowing that it could blow at any minute and wondering how I was going to cope with the changed landscape.
Went to stock up on cigarettes
When the news finally broke that the tax was indeed increasing, I knew I had to act fast. I was determined to stock up on cigarettes before the price hike came into effect.
I didn’t hesitate. I grabbed my keys and rushed out the door, heading straight to the convenience store below. I was relieved to see that the shelves were still well-stocked with cigarettes. I grabbed a few cartons and headed to the checkout.
The cashier was a bit surprised by my purchase, but she didn’t ask any questions. I knew that the tax increase was going to make cigarettes more expensive, but I didn’t realize just how much.
When I got to the register, I realised that I had bought $500 worth of cigarettes.
Eventually could just quit smoking because its prices are getting too ridiculous
I was glad I had acted quickly, but I was worried about how I would manage my budget in the future. I knew that I would have to cut back on other expenses in order to afford my habit.
I also knew that I would have to be more mindful of my smoking, because I couldn’t afford to buy more cigarettes every week.
As I walked out of the store, cigarettes in hand, I couldn’t help but feel a little bit relieved. I knew I had done the right thing by stocking up before the tax increase went into effect.
I was still a bit anxious about how I would manage my budget, but I was glad that I had taken the initiative and acted quickly.
I made my way back home, feeling a little bit better about the situation. I was relieved that I had been able to get my hands on some cigarettes before the price hike went into effect. I knew it was going to be tough to manage my budget, but I was determined to make it work.
All in all, I was glad that I had taken the initiative and bought some cigarettes before the tax increase went into effect. It was a smart move, and it saved me a lot of money in the long run.