Australian dude WHINGING about having to pay bills for the first time when he left home – but doesn’t get much sympathy from mocking viewers
- Young Australian men mock over podcast rant about paying rent and bills
- A clip from the Post-School podcast was uploaded to TikTok on Thursday
- TikTok users mock couple for sounding ‘privileged’ after bill whining
A pair of young Australian men have been mocked after speaking out about the shock of paying bills when they left their childhood home.
An excerpt from the Post-School podcast was uploaded to TikTok on Thursday by Uncle Nathan, who describes himself as a “Gen Z blogger.”
The video shows Nathan and another young man named Tom engaged in a discussion about the hidden costs associated with leaving their parents.
“I think the biggest shock is that you don’t just have to pay the rent by the week, but also your groceries and all the bills. It’s everything that comes with living on your own,” says podcast host Nathan.
“You break a glass, you have to buy a new glass, Mama won’t buy that glass.”
A clip from the Post-School podcast was mocked by social media users for sounding privileged after it was uploaded to TikTok on Thursday (pictured)
His friend agrees to the struggle and reveals that he has to split his wages between bills, savings and parties, unlike when he lived at home where his parents paid all the bills.
‘Now it’s a little bit’ [of pay] goes to party and then the rest goes on with boring nonsense.’
As the pair bonded over their struggles, the podcast struck a chord with TikTok users who mocked the pair for sounding privileged.
A man named Tom has complained that he has had to split his money for parties and ‘boring rubbish’ since he left his childhood home (pictured)
“100% of my money goes to rent, food and bills. Partying and saving is a privilege,” someone wrote.
“Damn… the privilege really stood out,” commented another.
“If you’re budgeting and spending money on parties, you probably shouldn’t be living on your own. You weren’t read for it,” a third added.
One user sided with the pair, adding, “The biggest shock is actually how expensive cheese is.”
Their comments show that Australian parents with children still living at home expect them to leave home at the age of 23, while children living with their parents do not plan to leave until they are 27 years old.
The answer also differed between mothers and fathers. Fathers want their children to leave when they are 22 years old, while mothers give them an extra year of grace until they are 23 years old.
“The housing market is incredibly competitive right now and data from has shown how challenging it is for people in the rental market, leaving many young Australians homebound,” explains Peter Bouhlas, Bankwest’s general manager of home buying.
That inevitably means a longer period in the family home, as aspiring homeowners save for higher deposits, face lengthy construction delays or face more competition entering the market.