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Speaking on behalf of millennials, there is nothing more boring than being nagged about saving for a house deposit.
There are some people (who are usually older, privileged, and rich) who insist it’s easy for us to get on the property ladder if we give up pretty much everything that makes our life enjoyable (here’s looking at you, Kirstie Allsopp).
Now we’re being told that we should give up food by curbing our spending at Greggs.
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Naturally, the post didn’t go down well on social media, where it was widely shared and derided.
“Just let me enjoy my f***ing sausage roll,” one person fumed.
Another person wisely pointed out: “Every penny you’ve ever spent could have been saved and added to your deposit, but humans buy things. So this doesn’t work.”
“What’re you supposed to do instead? Go hungry? You’d spend about that to make food at home,” ranted a third.
A fourth person made a note of the hugely rising cost of inflation: “The purchasing power of that £8400 is gonna be far less in five years time than what it is now,” they wrote.
Others pointed out that spending £5 in Greggs is quite an accomplishment, considering their pastries are so reasonably priced.
“Who’s spending £5 at Greggs…” one person questioned, as another agreed: “Girl I’m not spending £5 at Greggs spin on it.”
“I’d rather Greggs than a house. Besides it’s £2.40 for a bacon roll and coffee,” said a third.
And others fairly explained that life is so miserable right now, we may as well try and get some enjoyment from the small things.
“Way rather enjoy every moment than spend my life saving for a deposit to be stuck in one place but go off I guess,” said one person.
“I don’t claim this kinda energy like treating yourself occasionally shouldn’t be seen as a bad thing,” agreed a second.
“It's not worth scrimping and saving. Enjoy yourself now and have the sausage rolls,” said a third.
It’s worth noting that house prices, like everything, have rocketed in the last few years.
The average UK house price is £271,000, according to the Office of National Statistics – so it’ll take a lot more than eschewing the odd Greggs to get on the property ladder.
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