You know I bought some organic rice blend and suggested that I might bring my own rice to the office for lunch, right?
Well, guess what? I finally did it today.
And I think I am going to do it more often, because I quickly discovered some benefits of doing this.
- I pay 50 cents less to the cafeteria operator for not getting their rice. The cost per portion for my supposedly more expensively brown rice blend is most definitely less than 50 cents. So I am making some monetary savings here.
- I think the lack of rice on my plate made it hard for the stall assistant to estimate how much per dish to scoop for me. I ended up getting more vegetables than I normally do when I have rice on my plate, for the same price.
- Brown rice has more nutrients (and is supposedly less fatty) compared to white rice, so my lunch is healthier now.
You might think my mom will approve of my efforts, but I think her eyes will just zoom into that 3 deep fried fish balls and block out everything else. If she sees this, I can expect her call to berate me anytime soon.
But other than that… yeah, I think I’m going to do this more frequently.