I’m really bad at remembering to switch off the light when I leave a room. I guess that makes me bad for the environment. But as that famous saying goes, charity begins at home and so does credit crunching.I had to run out the door this morning, skipping breakfast. When my mum asked me had I eaten anything, I just yelled I’d grab something at university. I hadn’t even reached the front gate when the front door opened and a banana came flying towards me. My mum muttered something about stop wasting money and that eating breakfast was important. It was something straight out of a slapstick comedy.
Instead of buying a newspaper, I read the free copy in the library. So far, so good. At lunchtime I headed over to the cafetaria with friends and there was a really nice dish on the menu. I very nearly bought it but I knew there was a packed lunch already waiting for me in my bag, but lasagne is far more tempting than a cheese salad sandwich.When I got home my mum was planting something in the back garden. Turned out it was a coriander plant, the latest addition to the herb garden. Coriander costs £1 a bundle from the local grocers, so she was growing one instead to use in cooking.
It was then I got the lecture about all those books I no longer read sitting in the study. I’ve never sold anything on eBay but it was about time I found out. There are some old teen books that I haven’t read since God knows when, but I was shocked to see they sell for 50p. How does anyone make a profit from that is what I want to know. I decided to leave those for a car boot sale and flog my old Star Wars magazines which go for £4/5 instead.