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Only two of us brought our lunch

April 24th, 2012 at 05:00 pm

We had training today for Common Core reading. For those of you who don't know what that is, it is national standards for reading that most of the U.S. has adopted. Teachers normally do not get more than 30 minutes for lunch, so on training days, we often are allowed an hour.

I packed my lunch this morning -- a few leftovers and some fruit. My partner did the same. We were the only two left in the room as the mass exodus left to go purchase lunch.

I looked around when they came back. Many have complained how their money just doesn't go as far as it did or they have huge expenses...yet they thought nothing of going out for lunch.

When they came this morning, many brought their breakfast they had picked up or soda or coffee purchased. My old checkered Thermos almost seems out of place. One person was telling me what a deal it was for the soda they bought this morning on the way as I drank my home brewed coffee and then my Thermos of water after lunch.

It's a treat to go out -- I realize that, but tomorrow when we return, I bet many will treat themselves again to a hurried lunch and a thinner pocketbook.

5 Responses to “Only two of us brought our lunch”

  1. Swimgirl Says:

    So excited about the Common Core! Wonderful that you got a day of training!

  2. CB in the City Says:

    I pack a lunch almost every day. I can't imagine how much I would have spent going out all the time!

  3. Momma23 Says:

    We pack my husbands food also. He is gone for 2-3 days at a time. He carries a big cooler with him. I can't imagine how much he would spend if he didn't. Many of his coworkers buy their food/drinks.

  4. Ima saver Says:

    My dh has packed his lunch to take to work for the entire 35 years we have been married. His co workers go out to eat every day! They wonder why they have no money and have to drive junk vehicles!

  5. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I've been trying to figure out how I can best help our teachers prepare for the CC within the library. One librarian I heard coded all the books in their system to correspond with CC objectives ... I'm considering doing something like that ... although I think it would take me more than a summer to do.

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