In my early 20s, I was definitely a “Broke Girl.” You know that time after college, when you’ve just gotten the entry-level job, you live with 2 (or 3, or 4) roommates, and you have $10 left over for food and gas for the week after you have paid the bills? Been there, done that.
My personal way of coping with being a “Broke Girl” involved my Aunt Donna. I was fortunate enough that she and my uncle are super welcoming people who lived in the same city I did at the time. Aunt Donna is one of those amazing women who seems to always have gifts for everyone, and fun decorations, and delicious food in every nook and cranny of her fridge.
I really wanted (needed) that delicious food often, but I was too proud to admit that I was a Broke Girl who was tired of eating rice and beans every night for dinner. So, I took to dropping by Aunt Donna’s house after dinnertime. Inevitably, she would ask “Have you eaten?” and start pulling food out of the fridge. She would heat me up a plate, and often send me home with a lunch packed for work the next day. God bless her. I’m sure she knew what I was up to, but she never embarassed me. She just opened her heart, and her home, and her fridge.
Thinking back on those “Broke Girl” times definitely make me identify with Max and Caroline from the CBS show “2 Broke Girls.” Do you watch it? Max and Caroline wait tables at a Williamsburg diner by night and dream of owning a cupcake business by day.
And, the 2 Broke Girls are hilarious!
2 Broke Girls is in its second season, and it has now moved to a NEW time – Mondays at 8:30 p.m./7:30 p.m. Central on CBS. I love watching Max and Caroline work toward their goal! How about you?
Do you have a “Broke Girl” story? Leave it in the comments!
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