Broke and needing groceries...

@Script (592)
Australia
December 13, 2006 12:08am CST
You're virtually broke, and it's two more days until pay day and you need to stock up on groceries. What would you do? Ask your friends or family for help, put it on your credit card, hold out for payday???? Have you been in this position before, and if so what did you do?
4 responses
@misskatonic (3727)
• United States
13 Dec 06
I've been in that position. I bought Ramen. I lived for a month or so off of Ramen and water because I was so broke and struggling just to pay the bills. 20 packs of Ramen for 84 cents, you can't beat it. Not the healthiest, but better than fast food or junk food.
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@Script (592)
• Australia
13 Dec 06
I've done the same with 2 minute noodles and bread! Glad to say I'm not in a position where I need to do that now... and hopefully not in the future... Ahhh, the joys of life as a Uni student!
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
13 Dec 06
I would try to hold out. If I couldn't I would hit one of the discount grocery stores, put it on a credit card, go to a food bank, or apply for emergency food stamps.
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@Echo123 (155)
• United States
13 Dec 06
I'd hold out. The body can go on very little food for days and be fine. Ramen was suggested below and I think pasta and other filling cheap foods are a great filler until you can stock up. I found a pretty good program for food, though. It is not b=needs based, so anyone can take advantage of it. If they have one in your area, I suggest trying it out to stretch your food bill: http://www.angelfoodministries.com/
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@tanujarneja (2833)
• India
13 Dec 06
i dont know much about it