How I saved money by bagging my Lunch

Posted on Oct 20, 2007 in Daily life | 3 comments

On Thursday the staff was being given lunch by some members of the community in order to show their appreciation.

Everyone was talking about the lunch and people who usually brought their lunch said they would not be bringing anything in.

I decided to bring my lunch just in case there was something I did not like…or in case the food ran out by the time I had to take my lunch break. One lady told me I should not bother, but I told her I was a very picky eater (remember my adventures with green beans?) and I just wanted to be safe.

So I went ahead and packed my little lunch and put it in the refrigerator in the staff room and went about my daily duties. I went to the lunch when it was my turn and almost fainted. The lunch consisted of mashed potatoes and fried chicken (I don’t eat chicken) with rolls and dessert.

I promptly turned around and went into the staff lunch room and got out my bagged lunch. To my surprise there were? a number of people in there who were trying to decide where to go for lunch because they? did not like the lunch.

I just took up my lunch and walked out of the room laughing to myself. I would have ended up like those folks, hungry and having to drive to get lunch if I had not brought in my lunch.

I therefore saved money both on buying lunch on that day and on using up gas to get that lunch.

Bring your lunch to work….even if people laugh at you…you will end up having the last laugh with your money in your pocket.


  1. Do people really laugh at the thought of bringing their lunch at your workplace?

  2. Do they ever?????? Oh yes. I am always told that there are so many places to eat close by that I should just buy lunch.

    Some people bring drinks to work but go out and buy something to eat. Some others will bring in leftovers from Sunday on Monday morning but then buy lunch the rest of the week.

    I am the only person who brings food EVERY day so I get teased. They can see that my food is in containers from home, not styrofoam containers with some company logo so they know.

    I think it is ridiculous how they behave….but hey what can I do?

  3. Yeah, it is because they all feel that it is not glamorous or doesn’t create the ‘cool’ image ..

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