I know what you mean ShadowX! Here's another one -- I hate people who charge you money JUST SO YOU CAN EAT! Can you believe that? And I also have to pay money to someone so that I can have a place to lay my head down to sleep. The worst part is, if I'm injured or sick, the hospital REQUIRES me to actually have to pay them to fix me. What's this world coming to when people do things to try to make a living providing a service?
You're talking to people who have at one point in time been a hardened Kiwi student. Did you know that the coldest homes in New Zealand run at about 2 degrees celsius? (in farenheit that equals "f-cking cold" or just above freezing point) and those are student flats. Also as students you get used to a staple diet of noodles and beer. Fish and chips or fast food is a luxury.
So before you go whinging, just remember there are "homeless shelters" and "foodbanks" and things could definately be worse for you.
Oh, and as a throwback to our more socialist days, we get relatively free healthcare - we only pay for GP or private healthcare.
As we are in NZ we'll happily plod along with our tld.nz addresses, you can keep your silly american .com's as far as I'm concerned.
(I only speak for myself, not everyone here)