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2014-07-08 05:39:19 AM
Or, maybe we like real food and saving time, subby.
 
2014-07-08 05:43:06 AM
I swear to god the UK intentionally keeps its language weird so as not to sound too "Americen."

Egg and Mayonnaise? And who the hell eats a cold cheese sandwich?
 
2014-07-08 06:34:43 AM
It's packed lunch or McDonalds, so that's an easy enough choice for me, and believe it or not but buying lunch each day adds up to a fair chunk of change.
 
2014-07-08 06:35:27 AM

SecretAgentWoman: Or, maybe we like real food and saving time, subby.


Or trying to save money by making your own lunch, instead of buying overpriced garbage.

/saving up for my own car.
 
2014-07-08 06:37:16 AM
Hey subs enjoy your fattening, over-processed, over-priced life.  Some people try to stay fit you know...
 
2014-07-08 06:38:37 AM
We have a full cafeteria at my office.  Besides being too expensive, the food tastes like crap.  My co-workers are usually envious of my leftovers.
 
2014-07-08 06:39:41 AM
 
2014-07-08 06:40:35 AM

ajgeek: I swear to god the UK intentionally keeps its language weird so as not to sound too "Americen."

Egg and Mayonnaise? And who the hell eats a cold cheese sandwich?


I work, err worked as my last day was Sunday, with an older English gentleman.  He would bring an egg sandwich for lunch nearly every day.  Sometimes he would go to the convenience store or supermarket for takeout sushi.  Strange to me, but to each their own I guess.
 
2014-07-08 06:40:39 AM
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/this time with 100% less fail
 
2014-07-08 06:47:05 AM

ajgeek: I swear to god the UK intentionally keeps its language weird so as not to sound too "Americen."

Egg and Mayonnaise? And who the hell eats a cold cheese sandwich?


I've periodically taken cold cheese sandwiches to school and work for most of my life.  Then again, I'm from Wisconsin, so...
 
2014-07-08 06:48:43 AM
Sweet!  Time to attention whore my boyfriend's bentos.  His coworkers glare enviously at his lunches while they pick at their lackluster store bought stuff.


i291.photobucket.com
 
2014-07-08 06:51:59 AM
A joint of meat?  Am I gonna get high from my pot roast?  The Brits have a weird language.
 
2014-07-08 06:52:31 AM

Omnis_evil_twin: Sweet!  Time to attention whore my boyfriend's bentos.  His coworkers glare enviously at his lunches while they pick at their lackluster store bought stuff.


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Assuming you made those, why the hell hasn't he married you yet?
 
2014-07-08 06:55:18 AM
I just made a sammich and put it in a bag when I was doing on site data and A/V wiring for two months at a job site.  Nothin' fancy.  I lost 27 pounds in two months like that and walking on the job site 4 miles a day.
 
2014-07-08 06:55:24 AM
It says "I have no idea how to make a wrap."
 
2014-07-08 06:55:47 AM
Really?  People think baloney and peanut butter sandwiches in a paper bag are healthier than what most in-house foodservices offer?

/And sorry to those of you who bring "healthy" packed lunches...you are the tiny, tiny minority.
 
2014-07-08 06:57:10 AM

WarehouseMouse: ajgeek: I swear to god the UK intentionally keeps its language weird so as not to sound too "Americen."

Egg and Mayonnaise? And who the hell eats a cold cheese sandwich?

I've periodically taken cold cheese sandwiches to school and work for most of my life.  Then again, I'm from Wisconsin, so...


Where I come from we occasionally even add meats or "cold cuts" to our cheese sandwiches. It's all very exotic, you see.

We do engage in the sandwich of egg, though it's less often. During a full moon festival or blood ritual or something of the like.
 
2014-07-08 06:57:56 AM
There are several reason to pack a lunch. From expense, to time savings, to no food joint close by, to diet concerns. Plenty of reasons.

I've had a couple of jobs where it was physically impossible to go off site, get the food and eat it and still make it back in time. I've had jobs where the closest places were just too expensive to go to on a regular basis.I've had jobs where, because it was a late shift, there were no places open to get food even if I wanted to. I've had coworkers who were trying to lose weight or had the diabeeus and so they packed a lunch to address those issues. Finally, you might just like the food that you make better than the food available if you went out and bought it.
 
2014-07-08 06:59:54 AM

Spass_Taschen: We have a full cafeteria at my office.  Besides being too expensive, the food tastes like crap.  My co-workers are usually envious of my leftovers.


Same here. $7 for a cheeseburger that is barley as good as something off McDs dollar menu? No thanks. I used the salad bar once cause I was really hungry. They charge by weight for that. A decent lunch size salad was nine farking dollars. Usually if I forget my lunch I'll just skip it.

Sounds like subby is the type of person that spends $5-$6 a day at starbucks and $6 -$10 at various fast food places. Enjoy you crappy retirement when you look back and realize the tens or possible hundreds of thousands of dollars you've spent on this garbage over the years.

I can pick up a loaf of bread and various sammich making ingredients and eat lunch every day for two weeks for about ten bucks.
 
2014-07-08 07:00:24 AM

Smoking GNU: Omnis_evil_twin: Sweet!  Time to attention whore my boyfriend's bentos.  His coworkers glare enviously at his lunches while they pick at their lackluster store bought stuff.


[i291.photobucket.com image 847x850]

Assuming you made those, why the hell hasn't he married you yet?


Because he wants her to keep making him his lunch!
 
2014-07-08 07:01:50 AM

Onkel Buck: Smoking GNU: Omnis_evil_twin: Sweet!  Time to attention whore my boyfriend's bentos.  His coworkers glare enviously at his lunches while they pick at their lackluster store bought stuff.


[i291.photobucket.com image 847x850]

Assuming you made those, why the hell hasn't he married you yet?

Because he wants her to keep making him his lunch!


Good point.
 
2014-07-08 07:02:34 AM
My lunch says my wife [packed it for me. As much as I biatch about her, she takes care of me.
 
2014-07-08 07:04:21 AM
Submitter misspelt 'frugal.'
 
2014-07-08 07:08:21 AM

Omnis_evil_twin: Sweet!  Time to attention whore my boyfriend's bentos.  His coworkers glare enviously at his lunches while they pick at their lackluster store bought stuff.


The frame at top left...
Next to the tomatoes and edamame...
Deep fried naked mole rat?

/to each their own
/I prefer mole rat tartare
 
2014-07-08 07:09:35 AM
Subby is an idiot.
 
2014-07-08 07:10:46 AM

TheYeti: WarehouseMouse: ajgeek: I swear to god the UK intentionally keeps its language weird so as not to sound too "Americen."

Egg and Mayonnaise? And who the hell eats a cold cheese sandwich?

I've periodically taken cold cheese sandwiches to school and work for most of my life.  Then again, I'm from Wisconsin, so...

Where I come from we occasionally even add meats or "cold cuts" to our cheese sandwiches. It's all very exotic, you see.

We do engage in the sandwich of egg, though it's less often. During a full moon festival or blood ritual or something of the like.


I'm not sure you understand how much we love cheese here, sir.
 
2014-07-08 07:11:41 AM

SecretAgentWoman: Or, maybe we like real food and saving time, subby.


You waste more time and money buying lunch and eating out. It's quicker and cheaper to pack a salad and a sandwich.
 
2014-07-08 07:13:25 AM

Omnis_evil_twin: Sweet!  Time to attention whore my boyfriend's bentos.  His coworkers glare enviously at his lunches while they pick at their lackluster store bought stuff.


[i291.photobucket.com image 847x850]


*clicks profile* If you live there, store-bought stuff is quite a bit better than American stuff. Imagine 7-11 pizza compared to a typical noodle house or whatever. And yeah, I have lived there for months on end back in my navy days.

/my wife is asian
//I don't get that for lunch
///either he is a fool for not marrying you, or a genius
 
2014-07-08 07:14:04 AM

verbaltoxin: SecretAgentWoman: Or, maybe we like real food and saving time, subby.

You waste more time and money buying lunch and eating out. It's quicker and cheaper to pack a salad and a sandwich.


That's what she said.
 
2014-07-08 07:14:06 AM

abhorrent1: Spass_Taschen: We have a full cafeteria at my office.  Besides being too expensive, the food tastes like crap.  My co-workers are usually envious of my leftovers.

Same here. $7 for a cheeseburger that is barley as good as something off McDs dollar menu? No thanks. I used the salad bar once cause I was really hungry. They charge by weight for that. A decent lunch size salad was nine farking dollars. Usually if I forget my lunch I'll just skip it.

Sounds like subby is the type of person that spends $5-$6 a day at starbucks and $6 -$10 at various fast food places. Enjoy you crappy retirement when you look back and realize the tens or possible hundreds of thousands of dollars you've spent on this garbage over the years.

I can pick up a loaf of bread and various sammich making ingredients and eat lunch every day for two weeks for about ten bucks.


Bologna on white bread? Or two slices of meat and one of cheese?
 
2014-07-08 07:15:24 AM
FTA:  Workers can save £1,300 a year by taking a packed lunch five days a week. During the average career that's more than £60,000 - which is enough to pay off your mortgage early, provide an extra pension pot, or splash out on a new top of the range Porsche Boxster with change left over.

What that translates to in English is that you can save a boatload of money.  Don't know if this takes into account actually eating many of the leftovers that would end up in the garbage (which is an additional savings), but it certainly makes a difference.  One thing they don't list as a possible use for the savings is buying a better craft beer or a higher end Whisky.
 
2014-07-08 07:19:30 AM

abhorrent1: Same here. $7 for a cheeseburger that is barley as good as something off McDs dollar menu?


Barley burgers might actually still be better than McDonalds...
 
2014-07-08 07:19:32 AM

Smoking GNU: verbaltoxin: SecretAgentWoman: Or, maybe we like real food and saving time, subby.

You waste more time and money buying lunch and eating out. It's quicker and cheaper to pack a salad and a sandwich.

That's what she said.


That is what she said, wink wink, nudge nudge, say no more, say no more!
 
2014-07-08 07:19:56 AM

Goimir: Bologna on white bread? Or two slices of meat and one of cheese?


You have to admit, a lot of our poor people's food blows away a lot of what rich people had only 100 years ago.  ANY meat was a luxury to the workers, then.
 
2014-07-08 07:21:13 AM

Radioactive Ass: abhorrent1: Same here. $7 for a cheeseburger that is barley as good as something off McDs dollar menu?

Barley burgersUrine soaked wood shavings might actually still be better than McDonalds...


FTFY
 
2014-07-08 07:23:25 AM

bunner: Goimir: Bologna on white bread? Or two slices of meat and one of cheese?

You have to admit, a lot of our poor people's food blows away a lot of what rich people had only 100 years ago.  ANY meat was a luxury to the workers, then.


I agree, but $10 doesn't do two weeks of sandwiches.
 
2014-07-08 07:24:02 AM
How is packing your lunch a bad thing subby?  I do it everyday.  Fast food makes you a fat a*s.

Plus I don't like spending 30 minutes of my lunch hour in a line at said restaurants.

/I'd rather be Farkingtm
 
2014-07-08 07:24:23 AM

Goimir: abhorrent1: Spass_Taschen: We have a full cafeteria at my office.  Besides being too expensive, the food tastes like crap.  My co-workers are usually envious of my leftovers.

Same here. $7 for a cheeseburger that is barley as good as something off McDs dollar menu? No thanks. I used the salad bar once cause I was really hungry. They charge by weight for that. A decent lunch size salad was nine farking dollars. Usually if I forget my lunch I'll just skip it.

Sounds like subby is the type of person that spends $5-$6 a day at starbucks and $6 -$10 at various fast food places. Enjoy you crappy retirement when you look back and realize the tens or possible hundreds of thousands of dollars you've spent on this garbage over the years.

I can pick up a loaf of bread and various sammich making ingredients and eat lunch every day for two weeks for about ten bucks.

Bologna on white bread? Or two slices of meat and one of cheese?


I don't shop at whole foods. Lunch meat isn't that much, I get it when I see it on sale. And I like Bologna. PB&J is also one of my favorites, I could eat that every day. I can also get microwave lunches 10-for-$10. They aren't the greatest but I can get a month of lunches for 20 and change. Or I can spend 40 or 50 bucks a week going out every day. There's also leftovers.
 
2014-07-08 07:24:44 AM

Omnis_evil_twin: Sweet!  Time to attention whore my boyfriend's bentos.  His coworkers glare enviously at his lunches while they pick at their lackluster store bought stuff.


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That is an impressive display.
 
2014-07-08 07:34:07 AM
Lunch, Monday thru Friday,

www2.woolworthsonline.com.au +   www.cvs.com  www.simpletruth.com

Cheap, healthy, tastes great.  Sat and Sun I eat whatever I want.
 
2014-07-08 07:34:22 AM
That lunch named "Tim's" was pretty sad.  Plus there's a guy named Tim screaming about his missing lunch. If I were in Accounting, I'd put 1 and 1 together.  But I'm in IT.  So I created a SQL query and put a theoretical Tim's Lunch in to the DB so I would get at least one return.
 
2014-07-08 07:36:52 AM

Goimir: bunner: Goimir: Bologna on white bread? Or two slices of meat and one of cheese?

You have to admit, a lot of our poor people's food blows away a lot of what rich people had only 100 years ago.  ANY meat was a luxury to the workers, then.

I agree, but $10 doesn't do two weeks of sandwiches.


Oh okay, maybe $15.
Right now the grocery store by me has Hillshire Farm Deli Select Lunchmeats 2-for-$6. Smucker's Jam 32 oz. & store brand Peanut Butter 18 oz. 2-for-$5. And fresh sliced deli meats at $3.99Lb. Couple of bucks for a loaf of bread and lettuce/tomatoes etc from my garden. It's really not that hard is you're a smart shopper.
 
2014-07-08 07:42:02 AM

Goimir: bunner: Goimir: Bologna on white bread? Or two slices of meat and one of cheese?

You have to admit, a lot of our poor people's food blows away a lot of what rich people had only 100 years ago.  ANY meat was a luxury to the workers, then.

I agree, but $10 doesn't do two weeks of sandwiches.


True.
 
2014-07-08 07:44:20 AM
Subby, I was really hoping to find some arm chair psycobabble about why I eat a piece of meat and a salad every day, but got droning statistical 'analysis' instead.

Bad subby.

/bring lunch or skip it, fast food is the debil
//modified paleo/atkins FTW
 
2014-07-08 07:51:13 AM

Goimir: bunner: Goimir: Bologna on white bread? Or two slices of meat and one of cheese?

You have to admit, a lot of our poor people's food blows away a lot of what rich people had only 100 years ago.  ANY meat was a luxury to the workers, then.

I agree, but $10 doesn't do two weeks of sandwiches.


Crappy sandwiches. But $20 will do two weeks of darn good sandwiches/wraps.
 
2014-07-08 07:54:02 AM

abhorrent1: Goimir: bunner: Goimir: Bologna on white bread? Or two slices of meat and one of cheese?

You have to admit, a lot of our poor people's food blows away a lot of what rich people had only 100 years ago.  ANY meat was a luxury to the workers, then.

I agree, but $10 doesn't do two weeks of sandwiches.

Oh okay, maybe $15.
Right now the grocery store by me has Hillshire Farm Deli Select Lunchmeats 2-for-$6. Smucker's Jam 32 oz. & store brand Peanut Butter 18 oz. 2-for-$5. And fresh sliced deli meats at $3.99Lb. Couple of bucks for a loaf of bread and lettuce/tomatoes etc from my garden. It's really not that hard is you're a smart shopper.


Yeah, $15 will get you there. Myself, well, $4 in cheese, $11 in meat, $3.5 for a loaf of rye, 75¢ worth of fruit. No garden. 3rd floor loft in the ghetto, and the air and soil here are horrible.

I could have gone with a $1.5 loaf of bread and meat that was cheaper, but I didn't. I don't shop at Whole Paycheck either.

/The Fresh Market is so much better in terms of value.
//but that was from Gian' Iggle
 
2014-07-08 07:55:10 AM
I pack 99% of the time at work, it's just so much cheaper and easier than going out every day. I did the math for a coworker who goes out everyday and she was spending almost $200/month on lunches. She wouldn't listen to reason there, too much effort, maybe?
 
2014-07-08 07:58:25 AM
There's nothing wrong with brown-bagging it for lunch. It's cheap and easy...like subbys mom.
 
2014-07-08 07:58:30 AM

Smoking GNU: Omnis_evil_twin: Sweet!  Time to attention whore my boyfriend's bentos.  His coworkers glare enviously at his lunches while they pick at their lackluster store bought stuff.


[i291.photobucket.com image 847x850]

Assuming you made those, why the hell hasn't he married you yet?


He probably would have put a ring on it two weeks into dating when he tried my cheesecake for the first time.  But I need time to be sure he loves me for me and not just for my sammich making abilities.


Coronach: Omnis_evil_twin: Sweet!  Time to attention whore my boyfriend's bentos.  His coworkers glare enviously at his lunches while they pick at their lackluster store bought stuff.

The frame at top left...
Next to the tomatoes and edamame...
Deep fried naked mole rat?

/to each their own
/I prefer mole rat tartare


Meat roll.  Paper thin strips of pork filled with bean sprouts and green onion.  Grilled then sauced


powhound: Omnis_evil_twin: Sweet!  Time to attention whore my boyfriend's bentos.  His coworkers glare enviously at his lunches while they pick at their lackluster store bought stuff.


[i291.photobucket.com image 847x850]

*clicks profile* If you live there, store-bought stuff is quite a bit better than American stuff. Imagine 7-11 pizza compared to a typical noodle house or whatever. And yeah, I have lived there for months on end back in my navy days.

/my wife is asian
//I don't get that for lunch
///either he is a fool for not marrying you, or a genius


True.  Supermarkets here have many healthy options but even then it can get costly.  And if you don't like carb loaded lunches your options are limited.


Zeb Hesselgresser: Omnis_evil_twin: Sweet!  Time to attention whore my boyfriend's bentos.  His coworkers glare enviously at his lunches while they pick at their lackluster store bought stuff.


[i291.photobucket.com image 847x850]

That is an impressive display.


Thank you!
 
2014-07-08 07:58:36 AM
I also had a friend whose family threw dinner out after they were finished because "they didn't do leftovers". What the fark?! That really blew my mind. I basically grew up on leftovers for lunch everyday.
 
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