It is 9oclock at night, you went to school from 8am to 12pm and then you went to work
from 1pm to 9pm what is the first thing on your mind; cooking, homework, McDonalds or what
about just sleep. This is an average day for me every day and the only thing I think about is
getting my shoes off and just sitting down to relax. I don’t feel like standing over a stove or
making anything my first thought is the drive thru for a fast and easy meal. The time is takes to
go grocery shopping compared to sitting in my car and waiting for my food to be handed to me is
a big difference. Consider the shopping for an hour or two and then you have to go home to
unload the groceries you just bought compared to just carrying a single paper bag in and eating
right then and there no prepping, heat in your face and no dishes to wash in the end.
comparing the cost of your bill at the end of that shopping trip and at the end of that drive thru
will be a big difference. When you are “dirt poor” or near “dirt poor” you count every penny you
may or may not have and looking at the big picture the drive thru looks cheaper and easier.
I think that there are many different viewpoints to this subject, you spend a lot now on
groceries but you have food to last you for two weeks or even more, then spending $10 or $15
every day for one or maybe even more meals in just one day. Also one other point is junk food,
chips, cookies, brownies and etc.; seem to be so much cheape.