- An oppressive lack of resources (as money)
- Severe poverty
"You know, if this keeps up we're only a hop, skip, and a jump from penury."
"We can't sustain this sort of...extravagance. Changes need to be made."
"Don't just brush this aside."
"I'm not. Here, put this in the cart."
"You're changing the - Hey, put that back - that's...gosh, that's $10 a pound?!"
"Than it should be cheaper. Less airfare to get it here and all of that."
"Airfare? I'd hate to be on that plane - I hear livestock always drive for the mini-bar. Grab that bag, please? The organic one?"
"You get my point though - this is all well and good but it's not cheap. We can't keep buying like this. It's just not sustainable."
"And for that matter -- huh?"
"Cheese. You know, for that whine you have going?"
"....how much is it?"