I remember as a kid in the early 80’s when austerity measure was introduced in Nigeria. My Mum sat us down to explain in her own understanding how the policy would affect her kitchen and we were forced to take reduced rations. No more food wastage and leftovers were neatly preserved and fought over the next day. We all complied by eating whatever she provided.
No complaint even if you have one you dare not utter a word because denying you food as punishment was the lot of my generation.
I think Generation X was the best any parent could ask for. ……
Now that we have more than an austerity measure,our kids do not seem to understand the situation.
Last year,a loaf of standard sliced bread was between N200 and N220 in Lagos and it survives the kids breakfast table with leftover for them. Now same loaf is N300,but they finish it at a sitting,I mean two boys cos the other two don’t eat bread. One is on Gluten free diet the other don’t like bread.
A carton of noodles hardly survive a week now and abagrof rice sic weeks. All these with 12.5kg of cooking gas climbing from N2,400 to N4000.
Kids are eating more even with the tough times. They are more choosy, they force you to provide different food and they also waste more food.
This generation. ….they call them Millennials…..hmmmmm!!!