During college I was so broke that I lived on crackers for a week. Found enough change to buy a jar of jam to go with the crackers. Took it home, so excited to crack it open. Dropped it on my kitchen floor, shattering the glass into the jam. It was either laugh about it or cry. [mattburnsey]
I once had to choose between buying food for my cat, and food for me. In a stroke of luck, I spotted a large tin of tuna fish in the clearance bin at the supermarket, so we both ate. [fucknozzle]
8. Insane Budgeting
Not me, but my Lithuanian friend at Uni. That girl is out of this world.
She worked tirelessly to afford studying here in the UK (£3,000 tuition p.a. back in the day, plus very pricey accommodation because the UK government assumes you’re stinking rich if you go to Uni here as a foreigner).
Even though she had a nice bit of spare cash in the bank at the end of every month, she put her disposable income straight into her savings. No bars, no meals out, no pretty clothes.
I have witnessed her living on a £10.00 budget. For a WHOLE month. More than once.
We’d regularly try to offer her some cash here and there, because living on rice and butter for extended periods of time is not great for you. She wasn’t having any of it. [JuBreCaBra]
9. Took a Used Pair of Pants