Photo taken on Friday, February 18, 2005, outside a thrift store named Dollar Giant, where every item costs only one Canadian dollar. Inside that yellow plastic bag I'm holding are the things I bought there: three pieces of headband (oops, the third one I'm already wearing), one hairbrush, and a set of highlighters/markers.
Stores like Dollar Giant are common and popular here. Yes, even in a first-world country such as Canada, many people would not let discount stores escape the consumers in them.
Thrift, or "the wise economy in the management of money and other resources," and frugality, or "the prudence in avoiding waste," are universal human values.