And it's all ramen.
It's trite but true that you don't understand the value of money until you're earning it.
opens fridge A pickle jar with one pickle, Sriracha, a flour tortilla (old but no mold), 2 slices of craft singles and a nearly week old slice of pizza hut pizza. I don't know about you guys but that sounds like a feast until I go grocery shopping tomorrow
As a responsible adult, when it's lunch time, you also realize that you have food at work (and not at the drive thru). 😒
Anything can be eaten if desperate enough
Tell that to my coworkers who justify spending $4 on coffee, and another $15 on a lunch almost everyday.
And sometimes you ain't even got that. There's been some days where I got me some home cooked sleep for dinner.
Hey man. You may only have 2 ingredients to make a meal, but you’ll get creative as fuck trying to make incompatible ingredients work. I myself discovered Buttermilk House Ramen at an all time financial low. Sounds disgusting but if made the right way is actually pretty damn good. It’s Ramen with fucking Jack in the Box Ranch.
And I realized that I probably should close the door when it’s cold out. Amazing!
Whats up? malnutrition club checking in
I've been working for 20+ years, some days, what's at home just ain't hittin and/or you just don't feel like having to clean up.
Lol, my fridge is filled condiments and my cabinets are filled with seasonings. No actual food.
And you don’t realize how expensive that food is when you buy it at the store, either
I'll eat anything
people who arent cooking at home have a lot of money or are bad with money
Yeah but I can pay waitr to deliver me a 10 dollar sandwich for 26 dollars.
This must be what be what people mean by "You'll become more conservative when you're older." Because now I feel this tweet but I also want Jeff Bezos taxed liked a New York cigarette.
More importantly - No, I don't have any McDonald's money.
I'd say, once I moved out I realized that we did indeed have food at home in my parents' place
I've been militant about turning off the lights when I saw that electric bill.
Meh just buy a bunch of frozen pizzas. Good shit
Nah, once I got a job $8.50 drained outta my bank account each day.
I remember the time I bought my first full pantry of food for my first apartment. I called my mom on the way home from the grocery amazed at how quickly it all added up.
But more than that I was filled with love and gratitude and bewilderment at how she made it work all those years as a single mom with 4 children. After she left my dad in the early 90s she probably only made 30-50K/year the next 20 years in various roles. There were many hard times financially where we teetered on the brink of disaster, yet still managed to live a solid middle class life while being happy as clams growing up.
I am now the breadwinner for my family at 72K while my husband stays at home with our son, and we legitimately struggle paycheck to paycheck many times throughout the year. Obviously the economy has changed but I still dont know how she managed.