I do this thing where if I run out of something and have to improvise, quite often the improvisation becomes a new habit. This is exactly how I became a black coffee drinker, though originally I started out with sugar and milk in it. Or like when I ran out of coffee filters that time and found that paper towels worked just fine.(Now we have a permanent filter.) Also, I seem to remember a couple years back there somewhere where I didn't use shampoo, just soap on the hair a few times a week. (Now it's Head and Shoulders or generic variety of same.) Kleenex as dinner napkins? Right on! (Hey, they're all doing it in Japan.) I think it's because I'm cheap and if I find a way to avoid buying something, I will.
Oh and this was kind of funny. Someone called and asked to speak to Mr or Mrs Spouseslastname. So I inform the caller that though Mr Spouseslastname is not there, I'm married to Mr Spouseslastname but I am not Mrs Spouseslastname. "Well, I'll just call back another time then," he responded. And then I cackled.