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You know you're poor when...

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You start skipping meals/snacks so ur kids can have enough food to eat for the week.

Your turn...
Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 7, 2013 at 11:56 PM
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kitchen.ninja
by on Feb. 8, 2013 at 12:02 AM
Don't have a bank account.
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tennisgal
by on Feb. 8, 2013 at 12:03 AM

job loss??


Quoting Anonymous:

Sadly yes...we went from having it all to losing it all in a short period of time.

Quoting tennisgal:

personal experience??



Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 8, 2013 at 12:03 AM
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It has been many, many years, but I remember not eating so that my daughter could. Maybe that's why I count my blessings now. And donate to the food bank when I can.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 8, 2013 at 12:03 AM
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When you don't live in this country... being truly poor is rare here...

so... when you don't have running water, clean water, electricity, even close to enough food, access to medical care, clothes, a tv, a toilet...

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 8, 2013 at 12:03 AM
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you know you're poor when you check out your buildings garbage bins around the first of the month to see if anyone threw out any good furniture.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 8, 2013 at 12:03 AM
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When you have to use change to pay for something . 

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Feb. 8, 2013 at 12:04 AM
Yep

Quoting tennisgal:

job loss??



Quoting Anonymous:

Sadly yes...we went from having it all to losing it all in a short period of time.



Quoting tennisgal:

personal experience??




Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Feb. 8, 2013 at 12:04 AM

Your apartment has four times the number of roommates as it has bathrooms or double the number of inhabitants as it has rooms.

tennisgal
by on Feb. 8, 2013 at 12:05 AM

I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully good things are in the works soon. 


Quoting Anonymous:

Yep

Quoting tennisgal:

job loss??



Quoting Anonymous:

Sadly yes...we went from having it all to losing it all in a short period of time.



Quoting tennisgal:

personal experience??






Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 8, 2013 at 12:05 AM
5 moms liked this

  • 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.
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