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!

avo on toast

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.

Does your child know their way around the kitchen? Tell us in the comments below.

  • Hope some action is taken against her son for taking her credit card.


  • I think I’d be more peeved by the fact that my child took my credit card and i’d be keeping an eye on the bank account. And yeah $15 for one sandwich? I’d have my kid on kitchen duties for a mth to cover the debt!


  • I’m gobsmacked that the cafe has the audacity to charge such a ludicrous amount for a product that the customer themselves has to produce so to speak before it can be consumed. What is the world coming to?!


  • We only get take-away if we are staying somewhere overnight and we normally pick it up ourselves. My son, who lives at home, does most of the cooking at the moment as I haven’t been able to do think about it since I lost my husband nearly 6 weeks ago. He wouldn’t dream of getting anything delivered.


  • We’re working on the kitchen lessons now. I rue the day Uber Eats and Menulog was created. It is laziness at its worst and not teaching adults or kids or anyone anything. No wonder we have an obesity epidemic when laziness is the simplest.


  • I would say we, as parents are guilty to do too much for our children.I am guilty too ,I should give the young one more chores to do.


  • Oh that’s just terrible! I would not be happy with a toast that I had to make myself…geez


  • Mine would only do it once ???? after it came out of her own pocket plus cc interest.


  • why the hell would you even order delivery when you are that close, unless you couldn’t walk. & what about the fact that her credit card was used, she has not even mentioned that part. Hell our kids don’t even have access to our debit cards


  • That is pretty lazy!


  • I would be fuming if my child used my credit card like that!


  • It’s funny the avacado plate she’s right in a way you pay for your meal to be made not make it your self. I had never thought of it like that.


  • This to me sounds a regular happening with todays generation.Fast in many ways, I want it now! this being easier to order food than make it themselves. Even with other thing too. Shopping can be done on internet rather than go physically or do physically. I think it is sad and also isolating behaviour. Wish I knew the answer! but I do not. The motherwho tried to prove the difference in cost by taking her daughter shopping to show cost difference between buying goods and do it yourself or chosing to order the made product. This may or maynot make a difference.Just neede to write and say for me it is not ok. Below is picture of me doing a review on brisket for Mouth of mums still love to cook. As I write this thought maybe kids are following their parents actions in ordering food, not bad once in while but ordering a toasted sandwich to me seems taking it too far


  • How does a teenager even have a credit card to pay for that?

    • Question I would like to know too? How does a child get a hold of those confidential details?


  • I agree – make it yourself and save the dollars. Takeaway food is reserved for travel, some date nights and some special times. It often has to be something that is not easy to make at home. I would be very unhappy if this occurred too.


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