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AIBU to spend my last £10 on drink...?

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yummybutterbiscuit Tue 19-Jul-11 21:54:04

bills have been a tricky one this month, will just scrape by but food might been an issue. Have been eating rice for the last few days. (should mention that no DCs in the picture, just me and OH)

at the weekend i got a £10 in tips from bar work, and I want to spend it on drink, even though I should get food. but the thought of treating myself to a bottle of rose to make me feel better even for a little while is so tempting...

MissVerinder Tue 19-Jul-11 21:54:59

Half and half it.

JarethTheGoblinKing Tue 19-Jul-11 21:55:15

Spend your money on what you like smile

yummybutterbiscuit Tue 19-Jul-11 21:55:24

because technically this tips money is free money, so should be spent on treats.....? help me justify it!

AnyFucker Tue 19-Jul-11 21:55:40

buy a 3 quid bottle of wine from Aldi and you can still eat !

problem solved smile

well, not really, 'cos I hope your cashflow problems get sorted soon, love

HarrietSchulenberg Tue 19-Jul-11 21:56:59

I'd go for the half and half idea. Or 80/20 split. Bottle of rose and a big bag of crisps for that really healthy option. Money's yours, do what you like with it.

yummybutterbiscuit Tue 19-Jul-11 21:57:16

thank you AnyFucker, should be sorted soon, looking for a full time job and have applied for housing benefits on my low income part time job, so that should start coming in in the next few weeks.

AnyFucker Tue 19-Jul-11 21:57:59

then things might look up soon

get the wine grin

AuntiePickleBottom Tue 19-Jul-11 21:59:08

yanbu..pre kids drink on the weekend came before food ( no wonder i was a size 6 back then)

molepom Tue 19-Jul-11 22:00:23

As long as you have something to eat during the week, there is no reason why you shouldnt have that bottle of wine.

It's your money, do what you want with it.

One thing I have noticed though is that if you are going through a rough time, if you dont treat yourself with something like a bottle of wine or that expensive tub of icecream or even a packet of fags for gods sake, you will only make a tough time harder.

Hope you get sorted out soon, its rough having no money.

reelingintheyears Tue 19-Jul-11 22:01:48

Badgers creek fron Aldi..

3.49 a bottle.

And the red is 13%.grin

BettySpaghettiOnAJetty Tue 19-Jul-11 22:10:43

reeling... your life sounds a lot like mine at the moment.

ledkr Tue 19-Jul-11 22:13:48

if you drink enough your appetite will go or is that just me <hic>

superjobee Tue 19-Jul-11 22:20:38

god yeah yanbu, all money that was 'spare' went on alcohol before we had DD!! i bloody miss them days wink

Muckyhighchair Tue 19-Jul-11 22:28:45

On the plus side, in my local council they process a housing benifit claim in 2 days.
So get all your paperwork together and get down there asap. You could get a sum of money in your accout by fri.

snippywoo2 Tue 19-Jul-11 22:34:22

Tbh if you have £10 you can buy booze and get food for the weekend. Go the supermarket buy cheap booze and you will have enough left over to buy their own brands food to last you the weekend. You might be eating crap but with the help of the cheap booze you wont care lol

FabbyChic Tue 19-Jul-11 22:39:03

Jeeez drink is not that important you should spend your last tenner on it says a lot for you that you need drink more than you need a decent meal.

Real sad way to live your life that wine comes before a decent dinner.

AnyFucker Tue 19-Jul-11 22:40:34

ah, shutcha face fabby

SomethingProfound Tue 19-Jul-11 22:41:18

Tips are for treats!!! All my tips go in treats!!

Get wine, bag of potatos and aldi cheap 99p chicken thighs. Alternate baked potato and chicken/ chips for tea wink

Oh and 9p noodles, lots of em

ledkr Tue 19-Jul-11 22:43:38

grin@any fucker

reelingintheyears Tue 19-Jul-11 22:44:17

I just knew Fabby would be saying something like that!

Here OP, have a wine

And wine for you too Fabby to lighten you up.

ledkr Tue 19-Jul-11 22:44:18

Aldi is closed tho now

bibbitybobbityhat Tue 19-Jul-11 22:45:09

No ... there isn't really a wine called Badgers Creek! ... is there??

reelingintheyears Tue 19-Jul-11 22:45:37

Co-op do good cheap plonk too.

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