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Po' boy blues

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It sucks being poor sometimes. Granted, I am not third world, worrying about where my next meal is coming from poor. I'm just poor enough to be at an uncomfortable level. And maybe it's America's materialistic expectations that I'm comparing myself with, but the point is the lack of comparison.
I mean, sometimes I absolutely love being poor.There is some shit you do when your poor that you might not do if you come into some money. Like sitting on the roof of your rickety shed with your girlfriend and two other friends because you don't have a two story window to look out of at it. Or watching your neighbors take their drunk fight outside because there isn't enough room in their trailer to roll around stupid drunk. I actually brought two lawn chairs and popcorn out to watch one.
But, for every upside, there is a down side. Like barely scraping money together for community college because you have just enough money for the government not to give a shit. Or someone vandalizing your car and skating on the edge of poverty that month because you have to pay a $250 fee so your insurance will cover it. Or having a stoned neighbor attack another neighbor with a chainsaw at 2:00am in the morning (I shit you not, this happenned).
I feel blessed for the comfort level I have been given, and I am trying to improve my situation, but there is just the little shit that sometimes gets me down.
For anyone else with the Po' boy (or girl) blues, write down your verse for the rest of us to shake our head and empathize (or sympathize).
 

void

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i've been poor and rich, several times for each. you do have a real problem being poor in the usa, very high expectations are the norm here.

i was most poor in england, and pretty happy.. just me and my bicycle and my hash.. of course social healthcare helped a lot.. wouldn't want to be on the poverty line here, you could die because of the gaps in the system.

good luck, and do we get photos of your neighbours?
 
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void said:
i've been poor and rich, several times for each. you do have a real problem being poor in the usa, very high expectations are the norm here.

i was most poor in england, and pretty happy.. just me and my bicycle and my hash.. of course social healthcare helped a lot.. wouldn't want to be on the poverty line here, you could die because of the gaps in the system.

good luck, and do we get photos of your neighbours?
When I own a digital camera and have cable instead of a 56k modem that takes three hours to load one damn picture.
By the way, visited England recently (thank you fundraisers) and I would love to be poor in that country, fantastic place.
 

void

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ooops.. *removes foot from mouth*

that was a good example of typing without thinking on my behalf. sorry.
i'll try and picture the crazed loons sawing each other up in my mind, mmm nice.
 
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void said:
ooops.. *removes foot from mouth*

that was a good example of typing without thinking on my behalf. sorry.
i'll try and picture the crazed loons sawing each other up in my mind, mmm nice.
No need, I wasn't trying to put your foot in your mouth. And no one got sawed up. They fought the guy off with a metal crutch and scared him away with the cops and a machette. So no worries.
 

Darklight

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well I haven't been rich but I've been comfortable... and I've been poor as dog shit.. once I ate bread and eggs 3 meals a day for 2 weeks... that sucked... now I got my own apartment new furniture two tv's dvd player, vcr, two computers, and a gagglefuck of dvds... but now im on the verge of loosing it... all cause im pudgy.. shows how quick things can change...
 

JLXC

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In the trailer parks I've lived in I've endured insanity. I've walked around my home with a naked sword on several occasions. A couple months ago some guy took a golf club to another guy, right in front of my house and my wife was scared as hell. It turned into a community party as dozens turned out for it. The managers were watching on as he beat the shit out of a guy, blood all over the ground. The police showed up and didn't even arrest one of them. The managers of the park didn't even start eviction and flat out said it would take MORE THAN THAT to do so. I hate being poor because it limits where I live.

I could be poor, but live on my own little lot. Living in trailer parks is hell.
 

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I wouldnt say im poor in such a way as you a describing, i still have a fairly comfortable living most of the time, but there are those times when everything seems to just go downhill at 100km/h.

Anyways, my point comes from a different perspective i guess. The thing i hate is that all my friends are better off than i am, and seem to take manic enjoyment out of rubbing it in my face. I dont usually let things get to me, but this is one of the things that do.

The only good thing i can foresee coming from it is that it inspires me to get off my bum and do things if i want to improve my situation. I dont like taking cop outs or pity... eg ill walk 45 min to get home instead of letting a mate pay for my bus fare.

Im just stubborn :)
 

Jung

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In the trailer parks I've lived in I've endured insanity.
Well at least you know where your problems come from. :)






Po' boys are something I eat, dunno what you're talking about.

 

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JLXC said:
In the trailer parks I've lived in I've endured insanity. I've walked around my home with a naked sword on several occasions. A couple months ago some guy took a golf club to another guy, right in front of my house and my wife was scared as hell. It turned into a community party as dozens turned out for it. The managers were watching on as he beat the shit out of a guy, blood all over the ground. The police showed up and didn't even arrest one of them. The managers of the park didn't even start eviction and flat out said it would take MORE THAN THAT to do so. I hate being poor because it limits where I live.

I could be poor, but live on my own little lot. Living in trailer parks is hell.
Didn't you say you had the chance to get out before?
 
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I've never been poor but I have been broke before, then I realized the trick is to stay employed...funny how that works. I can't believe I was ever as horrible at keeping a job as I was, from 18-22 20+ jobs lol.
 

JLXC

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Descent said:
Didn't you say you had the chance to get out before?
It looked that way once, I was to inheret some big money. Then there were lawyer fees and taxes and suddenly it dried up to a small amount. We didn't have a working car at the time, so we bought a reliable car with the cash. Still, since property values have doubled here in 3 years, there's no fucking way to move now. ZERO. So we make the best of it.
 

Blaze Daily

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Oh boi, I real po cause I on da breadline in da hoodz of England. Ghetto trash is all we livin, but we got some rich in da hood, who sell da honies and da crackatoa, but uddas who wreckognize.

I wreaked all tha time, Aha!

I dig that shit bro up in da FIRE!

Oh yeah, yo boi he on f i r e - i a i n t n o l i a r ! ;)
 

Blaze Daily

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I jus contributing to tha ambience and background noise of the forum, why you on tha rag wid me toes?
 

BklynCannonball

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The slang is annoying. Just type normal. It's ok, we all do it and we all get along splendidly. Imagine the possibilities of being able to carry on a conversation with ALL WTFer's? Just be yourself.
 

Boycott

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BklynCannonball said:
Just be yourself.

Shouldn't have done that...
"Bu' diz iz ma self"


--Anyways, on the issue of poverty...
http://www.cnn.com/

Good luck finding a story that isn't about loss of life, houses, cars, or everything... Just think how bad people there have it :( Their houses are flooded up to the rooves, all of their electronics are ruined, everything they own is gone... All they have is the money in their banks and the money their insurance is going to give them (If they were even rich enough to afford insurance in the first place) ... And the insurance companies are going to lose huge amounts of money, which will most likely lead to layoffs, although people working for insurance companies are usually well off anyways ... (Last person I met that worked for an insurance company had an 850,000 dollar house) ...

It makes me sad and angry that more isn't done to protect people from hurricanes... Some people didn't leave because they thought it wasn't a threat and others couldn't leave because they were too poor... They should have had busses coming through with a megaphone "GET ON NOW, A MANDATORY EVACUATION IS TAKING PLACE" ...
 

ReiMeishin

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Having a lot and expecting a lot more = unhappy
Having some and expecting just a little more = somewhat content
Having very little and expecting even less = happy

However...

Having too little = So impoverished to the point of very poor health/death