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I'm in the same boat as many fellow Americans. Money has been tight, and I mean tight.
For the first time since I was a young mom, I made some Kool-Aid. Gahd help me, it sucks. I also have been buying generic brands rather than the more expensive and yes, better products.
Today, I made spaghetti from a 39 cent box of Mac and Cheese and a 99 cent bottle of spaghetti sauce.
It was not even edible. $1.38 wasted.
Ya know, I can only take so much. I was never a champagne and caviar girl, but I did like to be able to walk into a grocery store and not worry about the cost of a loaf of bread. (69 cents, the cheapest)
I have also noticed a lot of people buying those scratch off lottery tickets. People with worn clothes and holy shoes, buying lottery tickets. It makes me sad. I am now buying scratch off lottery tickets.
And laundry. Ah, this kills me. My one luxury was to have someone else do my laundry. No more.
They say our government may go broke and we will suffer the consequences.
I really don't know what more they can take from me.
I haven't started separating two-ply toilet paper or stealing packets of ketchup.
Not yet, anyway.