r/antiwork Jan 14 '22 Silver 5 Helpful 16 Wholesome 10

So sorry, I'm broke so I can only pay you $77 for my food. You were great though.

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u/omaewamounishindeiru Jan 14 '22

I could squeeze a week's worth of groceries out of $77 smh


u/LR_today Jan 15 '22

Right??? My food budget is $60-100 per week. This must have been an expensive entrée and alcohol.


u/SquareAsparagus1028 Jan 15 '22

Ahh I miss those days when I was the only one I have to feed and if you buy something you like, it’ll still be there the next day… my weekly grocery shopping trip nets me approximately $400 now…. Weekly and if I buy anything specific I like it’ll be gone before I get home from work next day


u/LR_today Jan 15 '22

How many people is that for (I assume 4)? I was lucky growing up my parents and brother always left stuff for everyone else, friends would come over and be like "did you know there's chocolate bars on the kitchen counter??? Eat them before your brother gets home!!" 😆 Meanwhile they had been sitting there for a week because my extremely considerate family wanted to make sure everyone got one.

It got so bad that stuff would expire lol


u/SquareAsparagus1028 Jan 15 '22

6… #7 on the way but too early to determine gender. They’re all under 10 years old so I’m counting my blessings cause they’re still considered cheap to maintain, when they’re teens I’m sure I’ll be panhandling lol, and man do these kids eat fast as hell, they’ll scoff a whole whopper in under 2 mins cause if you leave your burger unattended… toppings will go missing like pickles, onions and tomatoes


u/No_Way_Srsly Jan 15 '22

Why the hell do you have so many kids if you're not rich?? Interesting decision.


u/EmploymentAbject4019 Jan 15 '22

Definitely must learn to love the reasonable staples. Rice, beans, potatoes, onions, cabbage, bell peppers. Garlic noodles. Good luck out there


u/SquareAsparagus1028 Jan 15 '22

Also pasta, chicken and sea food, dairy products up the wazoo too. Not a lot of red meat primarily because none of kids nor wife like red meat, only me which is good cause red meat is an expensive bill if all 7 of us demanded to eat it every day


u/D0UB1EA Jan 15 '22

please tell me you shop at costco or something similar


u/SquareAsparagus1028 Jan 15 '22

We do but not constantly, once every 2 months seems to be our frequency and it’s primarily for packaged foods & snacks rather than fresh produce. A Costco or Sam’s Club trip every other month ends up costing in the ball park of $1,000-$1,200 (2-3 shopping carts full)


u/[deleted] Jan 15 '22

67 per person per week sounds quite reasonable


u/Entire-Ambition1410 Jan 15 '22

My mom stored extra baking pans in the oven and hid chips and cookies in the pans (check the oven before turning it on!).

She also bought the flavor no one else liked so she could eat it.


u/Outripped Jan 15 '22

Damn must be loaded to have 6 kids and a 7th on the way as well, otherwise would just be irresponsible


u/Redditisdepressing45 Jan 15 '22

I think they meant “family of 6”, so soon to be 5 kids.