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Old 09-06-2005, 10:32 AM
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I got out of bed this morning,
Got in my car and turned the key,
Then I called outta work and I went back to bed,
Because the needle was on "E".

I can't afford my gasoline.
The prices have become obscene.
They're up 5 cents a day. Who has that kind of green?
I can't afford my gasoline.

I've got a friend who bought a hummer, (hum v yeah)
One of those gigantic trucks, (he don't give a... darn)
But he can't drive since he maxed out his credit cards, (tough for him)
Because his mileage really sucks. (six whole miles)

He can't afford his gasoline.
The prices have become obscene.
Too bad he had to buy that gas guzzling machine.
He can't afford his gasoline.

Who are the people making money (stack them chips)
While the rest of us are hurtin? (choose gas or food)
Big oil companies, their shareholders, and friends (scratch my back)
Go ask those guys at Haliburton (I'll scratch yours)

We can't afford our gasoline.
The prices have become obscene.
Unleaded regular, forget about supreme.
We can't afford our gasoline.

We can't afford our gasoline.
The prices have become obscene.
You'll get screwed at the pump, so bring your vaseline.
We can't afford our gasoline.

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It's amusing, but all it really does for me is highlight how irresponsibly most folks spend money in the first place. The bottom 10% or so of car owners are probably right there on the edge of being able to afford a car at all, but for everyone else, they're doing things like spending 2-3 times as much on lunches and dinners instead of making their own sack lunch / home cooked dinner, and numerous other lifestyle changes you can make that barely sacrifice anything at all and add up to big savings over the course of a year.
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Old 09-06-2005, 01:18 PM
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I agree. I for one spend between $10 and $20 a DAY on lunches. I budget myself $200 a month for lunch. I could save a ton of money if I brown bagged. Maybe I should start thinking about that.
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I agree. I for one spend between $10 and $20 a DAY on lunches. I budget myself $200 a month for lunch. I could save a ton of money if I brown bagged. Maybe I should start thinking about that.
I'm way past that thought Tom.....Let me tell you a sick little story.....

My mom reminded me earlier this month that even as far back as 1990, I would prepare a huge batch of food on Sunday and eat that food at work for lunch all the following week. For example, a huge pot of spaghetti with meat sauce, or a beef stew, or a pot of chili, or a batch of Filipino style Chicken Adobo. Then each day, I would pack up a lunch-sized portion and take that to work and eat that. That made my lunch cost come in at usually two to three dollars per lunch, max.

For people who have access to some kind of food preparation area and a microwave and a fridge at work, this solution can save you HUNDREDS of dollars a year. I do and I have continued this behavior for about 15 years now. I don't do this EVERY week, but at least 15-20 weeks in the year I do the heaping big cheap lunch thing.

We also have "roach coaches" who stop here and I can get a hot plate of food for $3.75 every day if I wanted to, so that extrapolates to about $20 a week when spread over a year. I also found a heaping good Picante Ramen at Wal-Mart for 67 cents, and I have been eating that for lunch sometimes too. It just all depends on how picky and how frugal you want to be.

So for certain jobs and certain scenarios, lunch money can be cut back to a minimum with just a little planning and effort. And I, as the **** person I am, take full advantage !!
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It's amusing, but all it really does for me is highlight how irresponsibly most folks spend money in the first place. The bottom 10% or so of car owners are probably right there on the edge of being able to afford a car at all, but for everyone else, they're doing things like spending 2-3 times as much on lunches and dinners instead of making their own sack lunch / home cooked dinner, and numerous other lifestyle changes you can make that barely sacrifice anything at all and add up to big savings over the course of a year.
Second wife has degree in Home Ec. Thank god her parents paid for that 4 year degree. My wife can do more with a dollar than I can with a hundred of them. As a result. Brown bad for lunch. Great home cooked dinners. Only have to buy washers and dryers. Never use them. OOO and a sewing machine is a must for her. Plus she works!!! Now if I could just keep her foot from pushing the gas pedal to the carpet all the time.

But really, Im not a poor man by anymeans. But I have no idea how folks can afford to eat out 3 meals a day, muchless 2. Eating at home and bagging lunch saws us tons of money. And Im thankful for it.
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My father taught me to sew when I was a teenager. VERY useful skill. Right up there with basic plumbing and handyman around-the-house work.

Early experience taught me I do not have a surgeon's hands, but I still get a kick out of knots. It borders on an intellectual exercise, like origami.
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