Author Topic: Spend £90k on lunch over a lifetime? Sure, you're worth it!  (Read 2415 times)

Taffy

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Spend £90k on lunch over a lifetime? Sure, you're worth it!
« on: March 03, 2013, 08:54:20 AM »
Making your own lunch is clearly the sensible option. Except it isn't.

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A survey this week reports that the average office worker splurges £7.81 per day on lunch, snacks and hot drinks. Itís a filthy luxury. The survey also points out that those who take in packed lunches and make their own teas spend only £1.50 a day, which means they will end up paying off their mortgage a decade faster or something.
It started off so well, didn't it? But those last two words tell you all you need to know about the tone of the piece. Yeah, I could slave away at home making nasty food, or I could treat myself to something nice* because, well, I'm worth it.

"Retire a decade earlier in exchange for making my own sandwiches? No thanks!"

*And just because you're shit at making sandwiches, doesn't mean we all are. I am in no way a good cook, but any moron with a fridge and access to a supermarket can make a decent fucking sandwich. You can even make yours with artisanal cheeses and wagyu beef and still retire five years ahead of schedule.

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Re: Spend £90k on lunch over a lifetime? Sure, you're worth it!
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2013, 11:13:21 AM »
Also the idea of going somewhere to buy lunch as a break from work doesn't cut it.  If you get a pre-made sandwich at the 7-11, you're still spending time waiting in line to pay: that's a break?  At a fancier place, you spend time waiting for the sandwich to be made: again, not much of a break by my standards.  Whereas, back at my last actual go-to-the-office job, I could take my made-at-home sandwich and spend an hour walking in the park.

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Re: Spend £90k on lunch over a lifetime? Sure, you're worth it!
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2013, 12:26:44 PM »
Making your own lunch is clearly the sensible option. Except it isn't.

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A survey this week reports that the average office worker splurges £7.81 per day on lunch, snacks and hot drinks. Itís a filthy luxury. The survey also points out that those who take in packed lunches and make their own teas spend only £1.50 a day, which means they will end up paying off their mortgage a decade faster or something.
It started off so well, didn't it? But those last two words tell you all you need to know about the tone of the piece. Yeah, I could slave away at home making nasty food, or I could treat myself to something nice* because, well, I'm worth it.

"Retire a decade earlier in exchange for making my own sandwiches? No thanks!"

*And just because you're shit at making sandwiches, doesn't mean we all are. I am in no way a good cook, but any moron with a fridge and access to a supermarket can make a decent fucking sandwich. You can even make yours with artisanal cheeses and wagyu beef and still retire five years ahead of schedule.

OMG.  I can't stop laughing at your funny and so very true commentary.  Thanks for the laugh.  Whenever I make my lunch I will think, "I can make a decent fucking sandwich."  lol