Over the last few days I've (Beth) had some interesting conversations on facebook about living below the line so I thought I'd share them with you now.
Anna: Even if its not in THE rules there's other rules that should prevent that! :-
Beth: If I'm living in extreme poverty, I don't see why I can't take a packaged pizza out of a bin when the shop throws it out. There are people around the world who live ON landfills!
Anna: That's true and I commend you, but I meant legally!!! Don't get yourself arrested before you leave the country!
Beth: If there is a law that says I can't eat waste food and I believe that law is wrong, I will practice civil disobedience :P
Craig K: I actually think it is legal to take from the bins if you can do so without going onto private property...
Fran: Forgive us our trespasses takes on fresh meaning...
April 3 --Emily: I think this is such a neat idea. Not sure how you managed to purchuse some of that for so cheap though! Only 30 pence for bread!? Crazy! I don't think there is anyway I could buy food that cheap here. Even considering the conversion rate. Good luck!!
Beth: It would be interesting to try this in America - I'd check what the official rules are for the amount in dollars. A friend last week said to me, "oh, but a pound goes so much further in Africa." But I don't think that's true. Because that pound would not just go towards food, but also medicine, petrol, rent, school fees, cleaning products, clothes, and everything else you might have to buy.
April 3-- Beth:
April 4-- Beth:
I'm starting to see steaks floating past my eyes
Beth: the restaurants in town are emanating delicious scents...
Craig B: I hope you don't start to look anorexic!
Beth: don't worry about me, worry about the people who aren't just doing this for 5 days but for their whole life!
April 7-- Beth: