Last week for 10 days we had £1.32 to live off, now while this sounds bad, we had food in the fridge, electricity, heating and water. We only really needed to maybe get bread and milk if we ran out.
However our tin opener broke. We only had the one, and with a lot of cans that we buy we need a tin opener.
I wanted to make a joke of it, but I stopped, not because it wasn’t funny, but I suddenly thought would people suddenly think I was subtly asking (anyone who knows me, knows the one thing I am not is subtle) but it did make me think and I stopped.
If I mentioned it I would have to say we were unable to afford another one for a little while but I didn’t want someone to think maybe I should offer her some money. Because that was not the point. The point was I wanted tuna and was unable to get into the damn can.
Before anyone says anything, yes I went and looked on youtube and no, I couldn’t get the can open with a spoon, or bashing it against a rock, we found a way to get other tins open just not the tuna tin.
But I did wonder if it was me, or whether others feel that you can’t say you have no money, without feeling like its asking for money in some way.
What do you think?