Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Glass Of Juice

So after watching a couple heats of the long board contest I took the wife and baby girl to the local beachfront eatery. It’s been a while since I have lived at the coast, and some of the feelings I had growing up on the Oregon coast had faded. We were a lower middle class family living in Gleneden Beach. My dad was a fisherman and my mom a nurse. We struggled to get by. With four kids and a tiny little house, my parents were working hard to keep our heads above water.
We hunted and fished for most of our food. We lived just on the other side of the fence from Salishan. The huge houses, and fancy cars. I worked at the gas station at Salishan all through high school so I got to see a lot of the local people come and go. It always seemed so crazy how much money people would spend on stupid things. All the little coast shops with fake seashells and saltwater taffy; shops we never went into.
So after a good four days of making breakfast for the family and eating cereal for breakfast I thought it would be nice to go out for a bite. I ordered a ham and cheese omelet. Well it was diced lunchmeat and cheese $9.95. So I was a little drawn back when I saw the bill. I paid five bucks for a glass of orange juice. “Are you shitting me?” I said to the wife. My mind has been going nuts since. Have I become the type person I despised as a kid, blowing stupid amounts of money on lame crap?
Or was I just ripped off?

1 comment:


Yeah I miss those days off us being kids, I love you so much Kenny. Lately I have been telling the kids about the bus. Our bus stop being the post office and how we walked to it and waited. I told them about how some days you were late and I would tell the bus driver to watch for you and would get mad and try to make him stop for you. I think people spend too much money on many things when you could save. I try to save on things. Everyone has different views but I think kids these days or at least alot of kids these days don't understand hard times. They expected everything, and I think that is sad, when you are some what poor you understand how to be thankful for things. There are people that have little money and don't ask for welfare and try to get by. It is sad I am thankful everyday that aaron has a job and I am trying to get the baby on a bottle so I can work. But we try to save and not spend. The kids got some back to school clothes but I found deals at fred myers 60 percent off the clearence price I got tre two pairs of nike shoes and cali one pair of sketchers for 17.99 for the nikes and 14.99 for cali's that is a great deal when they a normally 50 dollars. I knowq eating out is exspensive we do it on occasion. I would rather save money and eat at home. Tske care Luv you