By probs on Monday Check-In
@stuffisthings I suppose that all depends on how badly you wanted to die yesterday.
@stuffisthings number eleven is like "smh, you thought I said rich? I said ostrich" (SORRY THAT'S ALL I'VE GOT)
@stuffisthings Wren am I supposed to find the time to hang around The Billfold making puns? Although, one of my cardinal rules is to pun whenever possible, so even though I'm busy at work today here I am because I know I'll egret not joining in the fun.
By ellabella on Open Thread
@Bill Fostex okay that would make me the dieting weirdo who did it twice apparently! Also now I see why I spend so much more money than everyone else on food but... No regrets. I love food so so much.
And the first thing I thought when reading this was "dead beaks, all of them!". So now you all have to suffer as well.
@stuffisthings Well obviously they should just be not poor!
Poor people: clean yourselves up! get a job! your neighborhoods are terrible! Poor people: No, you can't live BY ME!!! Stay in the crime-ridden area with no grocery stores and no jobs nearby! What are you THINKING?
Never read the comments, NEVER READ THE COMMENTS, why don't I ever learn.
Hi all, thanks to Jon and everyone commenting! Deb, I totally understand where you are coming from. As I think I said above, it took up time and mental strength having to weigh out 100g of frozen veg or 75g of rice every day. The knowledge that so many are doing this everyday brings it home how much some of us take for granted. For me, taking up this challenge was about empathy as well as raising money. My treat during the week was a glass of fruit squash instead of water - which was both amazing amidst the frugality and hugely depressing that it was that which got my mouth watering. My workmates saw what we were doing and also worked out they were spending far in excess than the poverty line on single meals, up to £10 for a sandwich and can of pop.Challenges like this are almost by neccessity totally artificial - its not like most people only have a week of this before they can go back to morning lattes and forget about it! What they are though, is worthwhile ways to get people talking about the issues and thinking about what others in the world are going through - as well as raising some funds for those organiastions like Unicef who are trying to do something about it.
I'm going to start saying "I'll beat them up into sandwiches" every day.