A year ago, people would have balked at the idea of moving home to live with their parents. Sure, after college, they moved back to their home town, but they made sure to pay unnecessary rent to live five minutes away with a loser roommate found off Craigslist, only to be able to prove to their parents and everyone else that they were financially independent. Flash forward to a year later, poor and unemployed, moving back home suddenly seems like a great idea. Everyone knows people from high school who have been listing the benefits of living at home since college graduation. So believe it when former “young professionals” tell you there’s something special about biting the bullet, breaking their lease, and figuring out how to fit their adult bed into their childhood room. Not only does it mean free rent, but also get the comfort of having nutritious food that fulfills the major food groups, as well as constant phone calls wondering where they are and what time they’ll be home. Sure there’s that non-stop nagging about searching for a job and contributing to the household because “this laundry doesn’t do itself” but that all changes when they wake up at 2pm and find a note instructing how to reheat the lunch that was already prepared. Yeap, there’s nothing like being old, unemployed, and living under your parents’ roof ready to exchange all feelings of pride and dignity for a plate of free, delicious food.