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2 Broke Girls has its zany moments, but the show is still grounded in reality. The characters must abide by the laws of gravity (in cheesy, yet attractive waitress outfits), they need food and shelter and they need money to get said food and shelter. Lately, however, they seem to be ignoring the fact that there are 24 hours in a day.
At this point, their schedule still seemed plausible — kind of. Now, Max has signed up for pastry school. Because the school costs so much ($24,000), Caroline has alleviated the cost by doing office work at the school.
Let’s break down their schedule.
Work: This is a must for the lovely duo. They share a one-bedroom apartment in New York. Even if it’s a dump, rent will still be high. Cutting back on hours isn’t possible. Seven hours here at least.
School: Here’s another one that can’t be half-assed. At $24,000, Max must give it her all. Class should be two to three hours per day, maybe more.
Sleep: Being conservative, they’ll need at least six hours.
Max’s Homemade Cupcakes: Is their business just shutting down? Baking anything, especially from scratch, takes a tremendous amount of time. Bakers are in the kitchen hours before opening up. Max and Caroline need to make that cupcake money to pay for rent and oh, yeah, that $24,000 tuition. The hours put in here are numerous, sometimes more than a simple eight-hour shift.
Transportation/getting ready/rest: It takes time to get from point A to point B. This isn’t 24 (although like on 24, we wonder when these girls have time to go to the bathroom). The girls always look beautiful, so they need some time to shower and put on their makeup. And sometimes, you need to sit down and do nothing.
There aren’t enough hours in the day to accomplish all of this. Good luck, Max and Caroline.