A mother was furious to discover her teenage son had ordered a cheese, ham and tomato toasted sandwich to be delivered from a cafe less than 100 metres from their house.
Angela Mollard, writing for the Daily Telegraph, shared how her friend was fuming to discover that her credit card had been charged $15 for this toastie delivery from a place literally around the corner.
“I didn’t know what to be angriest about,” the mum said. “The fact there was ham, cheese and sourdough in the house so he could’ve made his own sandwich or the fact he’d been delivered food from a cafe less than 100 metres from our house. At the very least he could’ve walked.”
A Generation Of Convenience
In a similar incident, the mum of a 14-year-old girl shared how her daughter and three friends recently ordered McDonalds to be delivered to their home. They each paid $20 for their order which brought the total up to $80 for burgers, chips and drinks.
The following day, the mum took her daughter shopping. They bought four burger rolls, four meat patties, a bag of frozen chips and some basic veggies, which came to less than $13.
The mum explained: “I wanted her to see that if she and her friends had made their lunch they’d have saved money, had fun, achieved something and had enough left over to go to the movies together.”
It’s a significant worry that our youth are just too hooked onto convenience and too downright lazy to consider making their own meals, or at least walking a few metres down the road to pick up their food.
$18 For DIY Avo On Toast
In another crazy story that would make any teen squirm in their seats, a woman mocked a cafe for charging her $18 for DIY avocado on toast.
The plate was made up of toast on one section, there was what looked to be about 30g of feta in a tiny square on one corner, the kelp salt was put in a line and the avocado was still in its skin.
Our teens would probably not even know what to do with that!
Well-known author of “Raising Boys” and “Raising Girls” Steve Biddulph’s has said that boys should be cooking a family meal by the time they are nine years. I think our kids have quite a way to go to achieve this.
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