You can’t have your avocado toast and eat it too…

I’m so far away from being cool (which I found out, may actually make me cool), I actually had to look up what avocado toast was. I heard that people were spending big bucks on this magical food, so I figured it must be incredible.

Well guess what. It’s avocado. On bread. The bread is toasted. That’s it. Seems the folks who name foods went all out for creativity on this one.

People want to buy homes. Whether it’s a condo, townhouse, infill, or detached house, home ownership isn’t really a dream for many people. They just assume they’ll own a home.

I have to say, though, that if you think regular consumption of avocado toast is a good idea, you may not be ready to buy a home. Buying a home can be very easy (*cough cough*, with the right agent to help you), but owning a home takes discipline and oftentimes sacrifice. A mortgage payment always has to be paid, and there is no “minimum payment due” option.

The good news? There are options.

First, let’s cut out restaurant visits to get your avocado toast altogether. Problem solved, money saved!

Second, make your own. Cost of avocado? $1.09. Cost of WHOLE LOAF of bread? $5.00 for a good one. Now, for this you need a toaster, a knife and plate, plus whatever else you want to put on there to “dress up” your at-home masterpiece. But really, that’s money saved if you ask me. You’re not one of those cool eat-in-public avocado toast people, but isn’t NOT being cool really the point?

Third. Get a second job to enable your habit but ALSO let you purchase a home. A little hard work never killed anyone, did it?

Now, if you’re still reading, you’re probably thinking: What’s this guys’ point, anyway?

Maybe I don’t have a point, but rather saw the opportunity to express my thoughts on how society today has gone astray.

Or, maybe “avocado toast” is a metaphor for what it takes to purchase, own, and most importantly AFFORD a home.

I’m pretty sure that different readers will interpret it as one of those two things. In the meantime, I’m going to make toast. At home. With peanut butter.