Teresa, a commenter from South Bend, provided this little gem:
I believe $30 is alot for the whole day, since my son is already a member and I could drop him off for the day. We pay $18 a month for him to be a member and I'm not paying additional $30 for the day. I think the Y should provide lunch. My son loves going to the Y but I just can't afford paying a monthly fee and a daily fee.
Am I understanding that she wants her son to be taken care of for 6 cents an hour? Really, let’s do the math. 18 dollars divided by 31 comes out to about 58 cents a day. 58 cents divided by 9 is about 6 cents. I wouldn’t watch her kid pick his nose for that kind of money.
Is there anyone here who has kids that they send to daycare? I bet you dollars to donuts that you are spending a helluva lot more than this woman wants to pay. I doubt, that if she is forking over monthly dues for a membership, she can’t afford $30 for one or two days. Because if she can’t—then she shouldn’t be paying for a membership anyways.