My coworker told me that she thinks we should make more use of the kitchen (we have a fridge, microwave, and toaster in one room), noting that I do make a lot of use of it (I eat lunch out of my desk or the freezer about 4 days out of 5) and she wanted to do that too. So I was pretty happy for her since she and my other coworker mention a lot of times how money is tight, yet they buy lunch almost every day. Even chili and fries adds up! She's also mentioned in the past how she was going to try and bring her lunch too because it seemed like a good idea.
However, after her comment about wanting to use the kitchen more, she said she wanted to bring in yogurt and frozen fruit and have a smoothies day. Which I don't think is really the best use of the kitchen.. besides for how much frozen fruit costs it might be more cost-effective to get a smoothie from the place in the cafeteria, which sells them for $5 for a giant 32-oz cup. Boyfriend and I make smoothies now and then but they are cut with ice and a 2-gallon container of apple juice, not yogurt.
I also told another coworker that "I'm cheap, but I'm not that cheap" because I had to go by a Powerade - not because I actually wanted some Powerade, but because I use the bottle to make Crystal Light packets, and I should really replace the bottle more often. So I think I will make it a rule to get a new bottle once a week or so - cause I've kept the bottle in the past so long it started to smell funny, and I'm just not cheap enough to take it home and wash it. The Crystal Light is only about 30 cents a bottle, so I'm already saving money over Powerade ($1 from the machine in the basement) there, plus I drink more water and it's not as sugary.