For many of us, we have had the unfortunate experience of being flat out broke. For some it ay have been in college, which is often common and understandable. For others, you may have had this not so delightful experience when you were fresh out on your own, may be in your first apartment and starting your first job. For me, it was right after my divorce and I was jobless and just about homeless. My sister took me in and let me sleep on her couch until I could get back on my feet. Well, her couch was horribly uncomfortable, so I was in a hurry to find a place and a job and get out of there. I heard a local restaurant was hiring and although I had never been a waitress, I had nothing to lose.
I found the menu was very complicated and I filed the test twice and was about to lose my job but passed on the 3rd try. I found a roommate who was as broke and desperate as I was, so we were perfect for each other. We found a little 2 bedroom place that smelled like an old wet dog that came with a stackable washer and dryer that only fit about 3 pairs of pants. To save money, we would flatten out the toilet paper rolls we were less likely to roll off too much and Raman Noodles were almost too expensive for us! We soon began to get the hand of serving and began to make money and climbed out of our dead broke status.
Being Broke Can Make You Delirious
If you have ever seen the popular show, 2 BROKE GIRLS, you know that being broke can make you delirious…with laugher! This 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. My favorite character is the sarcastic, street-smart Max Black, who met the sophisticated, school-smart Caroline Channing. They met 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. Be sure to mark your calendar for the new time for this smash hit which can be seen on CBS at 8:30/7:30 central, and be sure to follow 2 Broke Girls on Facebook and Twitter. This post was sponsored by the Role Mommy Writer’s Network.