Financial Sacrifices You Just Won’t Make
Who likes Oreos? Me!
Who likes HBO? Me!
But, if I had to choose? Yeah, I’d go for the food. Oddly enough, more and more people are choosing the opposite route and plunging their money into cable boxes rather than their grocery budget.
According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, in this time of deep financial distress, people are cutting back on food purchases in order to hold onto their cable TV subscriptions. In fact, grocery bills are being cut faster than even cell phone services! Is there something wrong with this picture?
I guess I get it. If you don’t have a job or money to hit the town, what else is there to do besides watch TV? You aren’t going to sit in the dark staring at the wall…. but cutting back on food – most likely the nutritious kind – just so you can catch a little MTV? Well, it all just seems so backwards.
To each their own, I guess. I mean, people probably think I’m crazy for refusing to go store-brand on my Oreos (sorry, but they do NOT taste the same) or giving up my Starbucks addiction, but those are things I just can’t live without. Who am I to judge?
What about you? What do you refuse to give up when faced with a budget crunch?