Originally Posted by Iron Ape
True, the best meals come from the home, which is why my wife has both her and my grandmother’s recipe book passed down through the years. However, when the cost of cabbage, noodles, chicken, ginger, sesame, soy sauce, and associated meats to feed a family of 5 cost more than what the local buffet does, sometimes it's cheaper to just go to that "local strip mall" (I guess I don't get this because we don't have many of them in my town. Most places are their own building on their own property. Strip malls are reserved for small businesses, not restaurants) and save that 5 dollars that can go towards the electric bill to keep the lights on for another month, rather than a meal that will last one day.
But you are right, in most cases these types of people are lazy from the general consensus of what I know the American public to be (people who collect government checks is what I commonly hear), whereas people in my town are usually stuck in these positions because of tragedies, fires, drought, or things of that manner to which they are too proud to just take a hand out. They'd rather work 3 jobs to get the same amount of $$ that a person can collect for free off the government. I guess it just boils down to work ethic.