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How Did You "Deal" With Being Poor (and Young) Before You Could Afford to Dine Out (or eat well dining in)?

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How Did You "Deal" With Being Poor (and Young) Before You Could Afford to Dine Out (or eat well dining in)?

eve | Jan 11, 2007 03:09 AM

I remember my first year living in Manhattan and my friends and I could barely pay our rent (or share thereof), utilities, etc. We definitely couldn't eat out dinner--we could hardly feed ourselves. Two strategies we used:

1-A rum and OJ ordered (and nursed for hours)at the nearby bar afforded us all the chicken wings we could eat.

2-We would visit each other's apt toting a can of soup and make believe we were eating out--technically, visitors were eating "out". We would compare Progresso soup varieties as the big thrill of the night.

What were your "survival" techniques?

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