>>7367110 when I was homeless, dirt poor and hungry, fucking shoplifted a package of chicken legs, and a bottle of herdez salsa verde, went to the park collected some dead wood and used one of those stationary grills to grill up a feast of green chicken. had to turn that shit and take it off the grill with my bare hands, and nothing but the picnic table with bird shit on it to put the cooked chicken on
Thank god im a legit crazy person and store extra food in case of emergency. Ive legit ran out of money and normal food so I had some MREs stored up. Ate those for the first 2 days, but forgot to put some in my car. I stayed over at a girls house I was having casual sex with at the time and I said Id go to work tomorrow without having dinner or breakfast because i was so poor. She bought me a papa johns pizza, chicken wings, and got me drunk. I took some pizza to work the next day. That was one of the nicest things anyones ever done for me.
i would eat out the trash even during college i check the trash if theres good juice or a water bottle ill fill it up i used to live off the keyfood trash bring back mad food for the senpai #trashy one time i ended up with shit on my hands and i cried
>Argentina >Work in the culture ministry of Buenos Aires, just do office work and shit >Stress is killing me, pay is enough to keep me alive but still not enough to have any extra >Cash is cash >Suddenly, the government starts to fire people because they supposedly aren't doing their jobs >I don't work as a permanent staff, got the job too resently for that >Shitting my pants because there is a big chance of getting my ass fired thanks to our new right-wing capitalist president >Get a message saying I got fired a few days later, not gonna get on details as that's not the part I care about >Get home, no job. >Only food I got left are 1 piece of bread, 3 apples, 1 peach and a bunch of lemons >Luckily got some coffee, but that won't feed me for shit >Eat the piece of bread and an apple. >Only 2 apples, 1 peach and a bunch of lemons left
I will die.
I will fucking end up living in the streets.
I'm nibbling on these apples trying to make them last enough for me to get either a new job or some money from the gov. I'm honestly contemplating suicide, as I barely got any money left. I got some condiments around the house, but they won't keep me alive enough.
I've lived off of bread I baked for a week before. Sourdough.
All it takes is flour, water, olive oil and a little salt. You have to have a starter, but that's just flour and water. I started it when it became apparent that payday wasn't going to happen. (Company declared bankruptcy right when mortgage and a car payment were due)
After the first week I had made a few deals to do some contracting work with some advanced deposits, and sold off a guitar I was done with, and was able to start adding soups to go with the bread. Soup and bread are the best foods when you're cash strapped. Beans and Rice run a close second for frugal living.
>>7368681 >>7368693 dad died, went slightly crazy, got in car and drove till fuck it I'm here, wherever here is, which ended up being around dallas, no job so live out of car, manage to get job doing day labor but shit only pays like thirty bucks a day, gas and food, no place to live, run out of gas one day, leave car to go work and make gas money, get back, car is towed no way in hell I'll ever afford to get it out of impound at this point so lost all my shit, so now homeless and carless, end up getting run over, not bad but enough to fuck up my leg for a few weeks, so no work for me, so homeless carless, jobless and broke with a bum leg, carry backpack with my few belongings and a change of clothes everywhere cause no place safe to leave it, know about the park cause I've used it before, go into grocery store to use bathroom, say fuck it and bold as day stand right there at the meat section and put a package of drumsticks in my bag, also grab salsa verde, walk out, no one says shit to me, probably just didn't care cause someone had to have seen me, anyways go down to park and proceed to cook on stationary grill and you know the rest
>>7367110 If you are going to the foodbank on a regular basis and you're hungry enough to even consider cat food you need to stop paying for internet access & other non-essential needs RIGHT NOW and seriously learn to re-evaluate how you're spending your money.
>>7368833 Any form of homeless shelters, food banks or otherwise? Raid trashcans behind chain places like starbucks, pizza places and any other fast food near closing. They often dump bags of untouched, sometimes still packaged food.
>>7367110 I make around 14 an hour, have had a serious drinking problem for a solid decade, go to school on a semi regular basis, pay car, health and renters insurance, pay my rent, buy groceries regurarly, have a social life, a phone etc and I drink an unholy amount of alcohol and I've got a couple grand in savings and live in an expensive city.
>>7369553 well, if you're comparing meals cooked at home with quality ingredients to dollar menu shit, then yeah, you can eat cheaper getting mcdicks. but if you stick with cheaper cuts of meat and vegetables and you cook a decent amount so that you have leftovers, you can get your cost per meal down pretty low.
I do that too after my dole money was stopped for 8 months. My flat ended up like a squat as the electricity was cut off and I could no longer wash clothes, sheets or towels, or vacuum the carpet. I pretty much gave up and spent all day surrounded by trash in a cold, dark, damp room.
With no hot water I could only take cold showers, even in winter (Yorkshire gets below freezing in winter). I ate by shoplifting (I only ever hit major chains, never the mom & pop), begging food from aquaintances, stealing milk from doorsteps (always left at least one bottle, never the same house twice) and on Friday and Saturday nights I'd stalk the streets at 3-4am looking for discarded takeaways. I called that "Fast Food Safari," and you'd be amazed how much food I found on the street. Half eaten doner kebabs, pizzas, garlic bread, and once found an untouched 2 chicken drumsticks and chips at a bus stop. It was hard to see fat drunks stagger down the street with a huge pizza when I hadn't eaten for 4 days, knowing I could knock them out with two punches and walk away with that hot, nourishing pizza. Lucky for them I never resorted to violence.
It's amazing I wasn't evicted for non-payment of rent but I think the landlord, who I was friendly with, knew I wouldn't survive if he kicked me out, and the state of the flat meant he'd have to spend about five grand renovating it before he could move someone else in.
After that experience I'm grateful for every mouthful of food, every time I flick a lightswitch or feel the warmth of a radiator. And like I said, I stockpile food in case of a similar situation. I'd last at least 5 months if SHTF.
>>7370639 It's your own greedy fault you chose to work a job you hate. You're not superior, just snooty.
Some people choose to spend their life doing what they love, which usually means getting less money (at least for a while), but more job satisfaction because they're creatively fulfilled or helping people.
These people almost always end up contributing a lot more to society than some corporate wage slave, shilling sweat-shop widgets for a CEO he'll never meet.
>>7371283 There's not much to tell since all I did was read library books by candlelight and play blues on an acoustic guitar all day.
I went busking a few times. Made about £3 an hour, which was good, until someone literally spat on me. I lost my nerve and didn't play in public again until years later in a band.
9/11 happened while I was going through this, and since I had no TV or radio, I had no idea it was happening until a crazy guy I know came over and invited me round to his parents. On the way he mentioned something about a terrorist attack in New York. I didn't think much of it until we got to his folks house and the TV was on (muted) in the background.
He was casually chatting to his mother when the news showed one of the planes hitting the towers. They looked at me like I was crazy when I freaked out and demanded they turn it up and watch. My friend kept trying to turn the channel to VHM and MTV and got annoyed when all channels showed the attack.
I got a few beers and a sandwich from them though, so that was a good day for me.
>>7371522 Did you consider lying and saying another game meat? Like rabbit? Or just not care? It's cool that you were honest, but I can see how shit-talking spreads fast in dorms, since I was veg. when I was in Ag. School.
I guess that may not be much different to some people that consider Thumper too cute to eat or small game to be "poor people food" regardless. Growing up in Kentucky, with old parents, squirrel, calves' brains, possum, and the like aren't anything I ate, but, I'd never judge someone for eating them.
One of my earliest memories was watching my Dad dig shot out of a rabbit.
>>7369553 The trick is quantity. As you do more cooking you'll have more and more staple ingredients sitting around. Same with spices. Usually, when I cook a nice meal, I'm just buying the meat and produce. Everything else is leftover ingredients from the pantry.
Story time: >be me 14 >mom and dad were both hero addicted >died from overdose >older brother breaks down, does a lot of shit and got jailed for 5+ years >no close family, left for my self >fuck no I wouldn't get caught by the child care (idk American word) >spent basically my whole childhood outside away from the house or at friends >killed a lot of animals in my childhood, mostly for fun Continue?
>>7372950 That was wrong. You should have starved before stealing. I categorize thieves on the same tier as child molesters - scum of the Earth.
I was dying from liver disease 10 years ago. I couldn't afford the medicine to keep me healthy. I had an opportunity to steal it but I did not. If I died, I died as my own man. I had my dignity and honor. I refuse to go out being labeled a shit bag.
>>7372988 >with mustard AND mayo I make sandwiches with mustard and mayo. It's a pretty nice combo. I actually had two turkey sandwiches today with sliced black olives, spinach, and mustard and mayo.
Another good sandwich is a mix of tuna, sliced celery, chopped lettuce, mayo, mustard and black pepper. I mix all that in the appropriate proportions and slap it between two slices of bread. Maybe with a few slices of cucumber.
>>7372967 From the perspective of prehistoric man, the person who first fenced off a patch of land was depriving other people of it. To own something means to deny it to other people; not just to reserve its use for yourself, but to reserve it completely, even if you do nothing with it.
In other words, property at its most basic level is deprivation. I don't see how you can get smug about honouring the thieves who were first in line over the latecomers.
That said, I don't care. I am a selfish person. But I'm also an honest person, so I try not to be a self-righteous liar like you. Might consider employing a farmhand or factory worker like you, though; delusion is great for work ethic.
>>7374480 I respect your opinion, and I admit there was an element of having to use up the turkey and spinach ASAP, but I found it legitimately delicious. I love every one of those ingredients and they didn't clash as far as I could tell.
OP here. Thanks for all the responses and sorry I disappeared after posting.. rough times right now.
For those saying how can I be so worthless/poor/etc and thus deserve this, I agree. I have ended up in a situation where I am not legally able to work [foreign country] and the work I had been doing under the table has ceased to exist lately due to weather/unforseen circumstances.
Before anyone gets going on a political/illegal rant - no, I am not in America. Yes, I am in a country without legal status and cannot work - however I have no choice in this situation. If I leave back to my country to work/save money for residency or work permit, my disabled husband will have no one to care for him.
We are living off a disability check for one person (800$ a month.. laughable when rent is $600/mo, no power included).
Thanks for all the suggestions - I have taken them all into consideration any may have to resort to some of the more extreme suggestions unfortunately.
>>7367110 i used to ration the post-christmas leftovers until they were bordering on rotten; then i'd eat the candy canes left over from the tree at my mom's house. after that i'd visit banks, convention centres, grocery stores etc for food samples and open coffee/tea tables. make a cup, pocket a couple tea bags an as many cream and sugars as possible and move to the next one the next day
when i was little we ate a lot of hard luck mystery patties. i once survived on the dog's milk bones. hard times man
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