Today I read a question posed by a 20-something-year-old that made me breathe a huge sigh of relief.
“How does a single person live off $100 a week for food?” a Reddit user in their 20s from Perth asked, before explaining that they currently fork out an average of $150-$200 a week towards food and would like to cut this amount down.
‘THIS IS ME,’ I instantly screamed in my mind.
As a 26-year-old who often spends $200 (usually more) on food per week, I felt comforted by the fact that I wasn’t the only person from Gen Y who is completely failing at
life budgeting for food.
The Reddit user, who goes by the name LUCREHULK91 went on to detail how their food bill roughly ends up equating to this amount.
Image via Reddit.
"I know I've got to cut this down drastically. I could be saving so much money if I stopped buying takeaway foods and moderated my grocery shops," they went on.
Then almost immediately and rather predictably, the Reddit user was mocked for their inability to budget and labelled as outright 'lazy'.
"Jebus dude its mostly a life-style problem you got. Prepare to be ruthlessly mocked here and the other place," a fellow Reddit user responded.