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What about the sick and vulnerable who's illness is self inflicted, such as COPD from smoking or obesity from overeating?
What's your disability? You didn't say. You have $200/week for food or what ever? Am I reading that right? You can obviously type on a computer keyboard, so there are jobs for you. You need to look harder.
What if I could tell you in just a few steps how to own a paid off home and never have to count on a 40 hour gig again?
I suspect you will choose a life of freebies and easy living!edit on 18-11-2013 by Donkey_Dean because: (no reason given)
Some of these comments are out of line, IMO.
So what if OP has a computer? Or internet access? Or buys 2 bucks worth of soda a week?
Since when are the disadvantaged not allowed to have anything extra?
Here is how I look at OP's situation:
They weren't always disabled.
Its not his/her fault they are disabled.
At one time he/she made four times what they make now and probably paid into these systems for years and years.
Given the choice, I am certain that OP would choose not to be disabled... but, unfortunately, that isn't something you get to choose.
Should any of that mean that anyone else gets to dictate their life or what they should or shouldn't have? Should that mean that we get to tell OP that he/she can't have a damn 2 liter bottle of soda? Or a pie? Seriously?
Just keep in mind that anyone of you could have an accident or illness that could render you disabled and it can happen in a flash. YOU could be walking in OP's shoes next week or next month.
Its fine to suggest healthier or more economic meal choices, but telling them that they can't have a computer, or internet access, or soda, or pie..... is rude and insensitive given the situation, especially given that the computer is a decade old and from before any of this happened.
OP, there is a thread somewhere on here that has many inexpensive recipes that you may be interested in trying out. I'll dig and see if I can find it for you.
What I won't do, is insist that you give up every last little thing in life and bash your for buying a 2 dollar pie because you are disabled and stuck in this situation that is beyond your control.
edit on 17amSun, 17 Nov 2013 10:13:45 -060013SundaySunday1311 by daryllyn because: (no reason given)
reply to post by seeker1963
Been following this thread for a while and one thing no one has brought up....."left overs"! I have seen tons of great advice on cooking for cheap and still healthy, but one thing I have noticed with so many of my fellow Americans is their total distaste for eating leftovers.
reply to post by DarkATi
I'm sorry that you're disabled, but so is this guy:
reply to post by wantsome
You said 45$ a week, I multiplied that by 5. Sorry, I should have multiplied it by 4.3 which is 194 average. I gave you 30$ more a month.
My reasoning still stands.
Do you get free internet or a free cellphone? What's your primary mode of communication, and internet? Do you drive? How much do you spend in gas every week? How do you pay for electricity?
reply to post by Daughter2
GROW UP (and don't send me any more stupid U2Us).
And to you and the other posters who are just sooooo uptight because people are telling the OP to spend more wisely ... GET REAL.
The OP invited comments by posting a picture of what he purchased and by his own comments. People posted the truth ... that instead of buying expensive prepackaged foods he should instead spend the money more wisely ... LIKE THE REST OF US HAVE TO ... in order to make the money last to eat more healthy food.
If the OP didn't want the comments, then he shouldn't have started the thread, and he shouldn't have posted the picture filled with soda, and SaraLee Pumpkin pie, and pre-cooked flavored rice packages, etc etc.
When I go shopping, I dont' have the money to buy bunches of soda, Sara Lee pumpkin pies, precooked heavily flavored rice packages .... I use my money MORE WISELY. It's called COMMON SENSE.
Sure I'd love to have rib eye steaks once in a while .. but we can't afford it. And i"m not going to go whine about not being able to afford it and because our income makes us eat rice and chicken instead, and I'm not going to try to jack the taxpayers to go buy me rib eye steaks when I can get by without them. The same should go for the OP and his pumpkin pies and soda and the rest of his prepackaged-precooked food.
That's not 'evil' or 'cruel' or 'unchristian' or 'disgusting' or any of the other insults that have been hurled around here (and in a U2U) .... it's just the truth. Deal with it.
edit on 11/18/2013 by FlyersFan because: (no reason given)