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You know you're poor when...
by Anonymous
February 7, 2013 at 11:56 PM
You start skipping meals/snacks so ur kids can have enough food to eat for the week.

Your turn...

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  • Anonymous 21
    by Anonymous 21
    February 8, 2013 at 12:54 AM
    When you lose 45lbs but are still wearing the same clothes that are now 3+ sizes too big because you can't afford new clothes even from places like savers & good will.
  • squeekers
    February 8, 2013 at 12:55 AM

     Yes, this country has poor people, but at least we arent the poor in China. They house people in cages and make them pay rent.

    http://news.yahoo.com/poor-cages-show-dark-side-142611366.html

  • deepthinker
    February 8, 2013 at 12:57 AM



    Quoting Anonymous:


    yea I couldnt afford a car, but if I could I wouldnt its too expensive.

    Quoting deepthinker:



    Quoting Anonymous:


    • You steal all your toilet paper from public restrooms and use napkins from pizza places as Kleenex.
    • Your diet consists of dumplings, Ramen noodles, and the sandwiches you buy right before the store closes that are half off.
    • You have had to make the choice between buying cigarettes and buying food. Cigarettes won.
    • You say that not having cable is a "lifestyle choice" and you "don't watch television anyway" but you go over a friend's house to watch True Blood or the Real Housewives.
    • You drink water at the bar on the 14th of the month and then run to the ATM at 12:01 once your direct deposit went through. Then it's time for a real drink.
    • You take the bus.
    • You know when things go on sale at the thrift store.
    • A career in porn/escorting/stripping is a serious consideration. (Yes, your mother will find out.)
    • You plan an entire weekend around drink specials and open bars.
    • All of your furniture is from Craigslist.
    • You net more money from eBaying your possessions than from your actual job.
    • You cut your own bangs and you think they look good. (They don't.)
    • Your mattress is on the floor.
    • You have gone out on a date with someone unattractive for a free dinner.
    • You spent more than 17 seconds trying to figure out your neighbors' Wi-Fi passwords so you don't have to pay for internet service.
    • You don't live in a loft, you sleep on one.

    I don't agree with the bus one...  I take the bus and make a good amount of money.  I refuse to pay $25-30 a day to park my car when I go to work.




    I've been poor before, so a  lot of things people are posting I can relate too. It is one thing about being poor that helps you later in life when you become successful...  You learn what really is a necessity and what isn't so what you earn you don't waste...., and it teaches you to be inventive as hell, LOL. Someone posted about dish washing liquid for bubble bath and I had to laugh...  because it's one of those memories that make you smile and not cry.


  • Anonymous 3
    by Anonymous 3
    February 8, 2013 at 12:59 AM


    lol that's so true.  It you can make creative! And it can make some good memories.

    Quoting deepthinker:



    Quoting Anonymous:


    yea I couldnt afford a car, but if I could I wouldnt its too expensive.

    Quoting deepthinker:



    Quoting Anonymous:


    • You steal all your toilet paper from public restrooms and use napkins from pizza places as Kleenex.
    • Your diet consists of dumplings, Ramen noodles, and the sandwiches you buy right before the store closes that are half off.
    • You have had to make the choice between buying cigarettes and buying food. Cigarettes won.
    • You say that not having cable is a "lifestyle choice" and you "don't watch television anyway" but you go over a friend's house to watch True Blood or the Real Housewives.
    • You drink water at the bar on the 14th of the month and then run to the ATM at 12:01 once your direct deposit went through. Then it's time for a real drink.
    • You take the bus.
    • You know when things go on sale at the thrift store.
    • A career in porn/escorting/stripping is a serious consideration. (Yes, your mother will find out.)
    • You plan an entire weekend around drink specials and open bars.
    • All of your furniture is from Craigslist.
    • You net more money from eBaying your possessions than from your actual job.
    • You cut your own bangs and you think they look good. (They don't.)
    • Your mattress is on the floor.
    • You have gone out on a date with someone unattractive for a free dinner.
    • You spent more than 17 seconds trying to figure out your neighbors' Wi-Fi passwords so you don't have to pay for internet service.
    • You don't live in a loft, you sleep on one.

    I don't agree with the bus one...  I take the bus and make a good amount of money.  I refuse to pay $25-30 a day to park my car when I go to work.




    I've been poor before, so a  lot of things people are posting I can relate too. It is one thing about being poor that helps you later in life when you become successful...  You learn what really is a necessity and what isn't so what you earn you don't waste...., and it teaches you to be inventive as hell, LOL. Someone posted about dish washing liquid for bubble bath and I had to laugh...  because it's one of those memories that make you smile and not cry.




  • Anonymous 22
    by Anonymous 22
    February 8, 2013 at 1:06 AM
    When you wipe your butt with a rag cause you had to spend that 6 dollars on milk instead of toilet paper.
  • tastelikeyum
    February 8, 2013 at 1:11 AM

     Lol those are my memories and Im glad I can look back and say Wow look how far I've come!! People joke about being poor or being raised up in the ghetto, but from people who lived it, it can bring back some good memories. You didn't see drinking out of jelly jars as a bad thing when growing up. You just wanted the biggest one to get your kool-aid in lol. Wearing your older cousins, sisters, mom or your grandma nightgown and damn near tripping on it because it was to big for you. We played with rocks and sticks and made mud pies. Im not ashamed for one minute from where I came from because it has brought me where I am today!! Government cheese and all lol!!

    Quoting deepthinker:

     

     

    Quoting Anonymous:

     

    yea I couldnt afford a car, but if I could I wouldnt its too expensive.

    Quoting deepthinker:

     

     

    Quoting Anonymous:

     

    • You steal all your toilet paper from public restrooms and use napkins from pizza places as Kleenex.
    • Your diet consists of dumplings, Ramen noodles, and the sandwiches you buy right before the store closes that are half off.
    • You have had to make the choice between buying cigarettes and buying food. Cigarettes won.
    • You say that not having cable is a "lifestyle choice" and you "don't watch television anyway" but you go over a friend's house to watch True Blood or the Real Housewives.
    • You drink water at the bar on the 14th of the month and then run to the ATM at 12:01 once your direct deposit went through. Then it's time for a real drink.
    • You take the bus.
    • You know when things go on sale at the thrift store.
    • A career in porn/escorting/stripping is a serious consideration. (Yes, your mother will find out.)
    • You plan an entire weekend around drink specials and open bars.
    • All of your furniture is from Craigslist.
    • You net more money from eBaying your possessions than from your actual job.
    • You cut your own bangs and you think they look good. (They don't.)
    • Your mattress is on the floor.
    • You have gone out on a date with someone unattractive for a free dinner.
    • You spent more than 17 seconds trying to figure out your neighbors' Wi-Fi passwords so you don't have to pay for internet service.
    • You don't live in a loft, you sleep on one.

    I don't agree with the bus one...  I take the bus and make a good amount of money.  I refuse to pay $25-30 a day to park my car when I go to work.

     

     

     

    I've been poor before, so a  lot of things people are posting I can relate too. It is one thing about being poor that helps you later in life when you become successful...  You learn what really is a necessity and what isn't so what you earn you don't waste...., and it teaches you to be inventive as hell, LOL. Someone posted about dish washing liquid for bubble bath and I had to laugh...  because it's one of those memories that make you smile and not cry.

     

     

  • marihla
    by marihla
    February 8, 2013 at 1:13 AM

    Ugh, been there :( You do what you gotta do though! Each part becomes a memory.

    Quoting Anonymous:

    you know you're poor when you wash your clothes in the bathtub and hang them up on all your doors and chairs lol


  • PeaceMuch
    February 8, 2013 at 1:15 AM
    Been there!
  • tastelikeyum
    February 8, 2013 at 1:17 AM

     Your shoes talk before you do. Then you try to glue, tape or staple the sole back on.

  • Anonymous 23
    by Anonymous 23
    February 8, 2013 at 1:19 AM

    You wash your hair with dish soap rather than spend money on shampoo when you run out.

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