My confession is I’m so tired of doing my 8:30 to 5 office job, that I’ve started daydreaming about winning the lotto. It’s so mind numbing the rat race called Vancouver office jobs but I can’t quite afford to retire yet, let alone feel smart about forking out my hard earned wages for those fancy $12-18 downtown Vancouver takeout lunches that my younger coworkers enjoy regularly. Guess they are enjoying now instead of worrying about their senior years, to each their own. =)
Years ago, I decided to speed up savings by learning how to be really frugal. About once a blue moon I make an instant ramen noodle $1.25 and add some steamed veggies for a quick desk lunch or get a mall food court takeout like on Taco Tuesday 2 tacos with sour cream for under $3. I supplement it with the company’s free organic fruit bowl, free cold drinks/snacks for staff. Again, I don’t do it on a regular basis but sometimes it just feels right to not spend crazy money for a $14 gourmet salad.
At the end of the day...like so many wishful thinkers, I secretly wish to win the lotto so none of these small petty things like saving $2 here and there would matter in the least. Ah well! First world problems....lol.
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