Indicator: More Lunches

John from Florida writes:

I've been observing over the last few weeks, as the financial situation worsens, gas increases, etc, that the number of lunches in the company break room fridge are increasing.

Usually, there's only 4-5 lunches inside the company fridge at any given point in the year, and I assume people usually eat out. But lately, it seems that the company fridge is almost always stuffed with people's take home lunches.

My assumption would be that as people's confidence in the economy lowers, the number of "sack lunches" increases, since people don't feel secure spending that $10 on lunch. (Which, economists say is what they *should* be doing to fix the economy, but that's a separate
issue.)

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