I’ve always been a broke girl. It’s become a way of life for me and at this point I’m used to it but that wasn’t always the case.
In high school I got my first car, a 1987 Nissan Maxima that my soon-to-be-sister-in-law shared for a few months. One day we decided to hit up the mall, cause that’s what girls do. On the way home we realized that we were terribly low on gas and wouldn’t make it home unless we stopped. So we pulled into the first gas station we saw. As we pulled up to an open pump we started looked in our wallets and realized we only had about 6 dollars between us. Luckily, in those day $6 would get you some gas. Then a strange man walked up to our window and it suddenly dawned on us, we pulled up to the full-service pump. In the south full-service pumps are pretty uncommon and this was our 1st time EVER at a full-service pump and we had no idea what to do. Rather than pull around to the self-service pump we sat there and told the gas attendant we wanted $6 of pump and we scrounged around to find a little money for a tip. It was embarrassing to say the least. But we got gas and made it home without incident.
Being broke can be embarrassing but you are guaranteed to have some pretty great stories to tell.
I really love the CBS comedy, 2 Broke Girls because they have so many funny and embarrassing encounters. It’s funny because it’s familiar.
2 Broke Girls is moving to a NEW TIME – Mondays at 8:30/7:30 c on CBS
If you haven’t seen 2 Broke Girls I highly suggest checking it out.
ABOUT 2 BROKE GIRLS
2 BROKE GIRLS is a comedy about the unlikely friendship that develops between two very different young women who meet waitressing at a diner in trendy Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and form a bond over their dream of one day owning their own successful cupcake business. Only one thing stands in their way – they’re broke. Sarcastic, street-smart Max Black met the sophisticated, school-smart Caroline Channing when the uptown trust fund princess was having a run of bad luck due to her father’s Wall Street scandal, which caused her to lose all her money and forced her to give waitressing a shot. At first, Max sees Caroline as an entitled rich girl, but she’s surprised to find that Caroline has as much substance as she does style. When Caroline discovers Max’s knack for baking amazing cupcakes, she visualizes a lucrative future for them and they begin to save money to reach their start-up money goal of $250,000. As the girls’ cupcake tally expands week-to-week, they become closer to their goal and to each other. At the diner they are surrounded by their offbeat, colorful “work family”: Oleg, an overly flirtatious cook; Earl, a hip 75-year-old cashier; Han, the eager-to-please owner of the diner; and Sophie, the girls’ outrageous upstairs neighbor. As Max and Caroline climb toward their goal, we see that their “smarts” plus their “hearts” might just be the recipe for success.
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