WhoseAmazePasty 52M
5 posts
7/2/2006 6:32 am

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7/12/2006 2:29 am


LIfe sucks when you are poor. I just went through a long weekend with only 60 dollars in my pocket and that was spent by Sat morning at the market on food. And where do all your friends go when you need them the most. Well, I don't know but they aint here with me that's for sure. I did get my apt cleane though and I played with my cats and cought up on my reading. Not a bad weekend really but not something I want to get used to.

JuicyBBW1001 56F

7/2/2006 7:40 am

For 2 years while I was in school I lived in poverty with my 6 year old daughter. It sucks when you have to rely on others to help out with just the basics. But cheer up there is a light at the end of the tunnel. There was one there for me.


DanaeKC 44F
608 posts
7/2/2006 7:55 am

you had 60 bucks to spend, over an entire weekend? count yourself blessed, not depressed. you have a roof over your head (and it doesn't sound like you didn't make the rent this month), and companionship in kittens and books. you also have internet access. think of all those who have none of that, and are lucky to pilfer a dropped dime on the pavement. 60 bucks is rich.

as for me, i once spent 7 days in the summer of 2000 trying to make 5 packets of popcorn last the entire week. i had zero money; garnishment for student loans (yeah, they said it would only be 10% on paper, but they took the max -- every paycheck; if my landlady hadn't been kind, i would have been homeless) while working part time is a bitch. but eventually, there is life at the end of the tunnel. hopefully. and no matter what else, it could still be a hell of a lot worse. there are always people who are in a worse situation than you, and some of them are even less worthy of being there in the first place than you are.

count your blessings. they go farther. and good luck to getting out of that situation. don't count on your friends. just be there for them if they need you (within reason); but never treat friendship like bookkeeping. you'll always be disappointed. if you can set up a second bank account (and i know how hard that is for us poor folks with some of the rules out there), do so. even saving 10 bucks every paycheck adds up, particularly when you don't actually 'see' it, so you can't spend it.

WhoseAmazePasty replies on 7/5/2006 7:30 am:
I did have a better weekend then that post suggests. The fireworks for Canada day were free and the park had a band. I do have a car and the internet and my rent was paid and I did not go hungry and i do have a savings account. I am just not used to been so close to bankrupcy but you are right - I should count my blessings; the glass is half full. I even had invitations out to the beach late on Sat but I felt it was too late to go but I still appreciated the offer. Life is not so bad afterall.

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