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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.

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Posted by Anonymous on Feb. 7, 2013 at 11:56 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 9, 2013 at 10:53 AM
When your daughters favorite food is ramen noodles.
kitchen.ninja
by on Feb. 9, 2013 at 12:00 PM
I was being funny lol! There were several posts about poor people not having bank accounts before this post was made.


Quoting Anonymous:

How is not having a bank account poor? Lots of people keep their money at home. Regardless of amount.



Quoting kitchen.ninja:

Don't have a bank account.

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Zazayam
by Platinum Member on Feb. 22, 2013 at 1:56 AM

I was that poor growing up. We never had a tv or a phone. We were lucky when we had running water, the electric was off for 2 weeks every other month, we used buckets to catch rain water to flush our toilet (which only works when it's raining, so the rest of the time we just used the bucket AS the toilet) bread was a possible meal, the only doctor we ever seen was the one at the ER if we were hurt/sick enough to justify that.

Haven't been anywhere close to that since being on my own, and I never will, doesn't matter what I have to do I'd never put my kids through that. My mom has gotten on her feet since then too, thankfully.

Quoting Anonymous:


It was a random list, no specific order... I'm sure A LOT of things come before it, but my point is, how many people in this country do you think don't have a TV because they're to poor?

Quoting Anonymous:

i love how you put a tv before a toilet.

pretty sure people in those 3rd world countries care more about where they hit than what they watch.

Quoting Anonymous:

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. 22, 2013 at 1:59 AM


I didn't say no one in this country could grow up that poor just that it is rare. I'm glad you're doing better now.

Quoting Zazayam:

I was that poor growing up. We never had a tv or a phone. We were lucky when we had running water, the electric was off for 2 weeks every other month, we used buckets to catch rain water to flush our toilet (which only works when it's raining, so the rest of the time we just used the bucket AS the toilet) bread was a possible meal, the only doctor we ever seen was the one at the ER if we were hurt/sick enough to justify that.

Haven't been anywhere close to that since being on my own, and I never will, doesn't matter what I have to do I'd never put my kids through that. My mom has gotten on her feet since then too, thankfully.

Quoting Anonymous:


It was a random list, no specific order... I'm sure A LOT of things come before it, but my point is, how many people in this country do you think don't have a TV because they're to poor?

Quoting Anonymous:

i love how you put a tv before a toilet.

pretty sure people in those 3rd world countries care more about where they hit than what they watch.

Quoting Anonymous:

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...






skittlefart
by Taste the Rainbow on Feb. 22, 2013 at 2:02 AM

._. you coupon? I donno...we're pretty comfy even for being poor...

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by Anonymous on Feb. 22, 2013 at 2:03 AM
When you use the last of your fs to buy baby food lol
Zazayam
by Platinum Member on Feb. 22, 2013 at 2:04 AM

It is rare, I'm just thankful me and my family didn't turn out too messed up because of it, which is equally as rare. People use the word "poor" really freely and while it does suck it could always be so much worse. I also think it's probably harder to have and then lose everything then it is to just not have it in the first place.

Quoting Anonymous:


I didn't say no one in this country could grow up that poor just that it is rare. I'm glad you're doing better now.

Quoting Zazayam:

I was that poor growing up. We never had a tv or a phone. We were lucky when we had running water, the electric was off for 2 weeks every other month, we used buckets to catch rain water to flush our toilet (which only works when it's raining, so the rest of the time we just used the bucket AS the toilet) bread was a possible meal, the only doctor we ever seen was the one at the ER if we were hurt/sick enough to justify that.

Haven't been anywhere close to that since being on my own, and I never will, doesn't matter what I have to do I'd never put my kids through that. My mom has gotten on her feet since then too, thankfully.

Quoting Anonymous:


It was a random list, no specific order... I'm sure A LOT of things come before it, but my point is, how many people in this country do you think don't have a TV because they're to poor?

Quoting Anonymous:

i love how you put a tv before a toilet.

pretty sure people in those 3rd world countries care more about where they hit than what they watch.

Quoting Anonymous:

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...







elliotmommytobe
by on Feb. 22, 2013 at 2:12 AM
Our matress is on the floor but thats cause our bedframe broke

Quoting Anonymous:

With the exceptions of drinking, because it's needed to buy food.



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.
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22momof4
by Member on Feb. 22, 2013 at 2:22 AM
I saw a family on wife swap that did that. Gross.


Quoting ladysamanda:

You use the same bath water as your two kids and hubby. Eeeeew.

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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Feb. 22, 2013 at 2:31 AM
Free happy hour food!?? No restaurants or bars have free happy hour food. I've never heard of such a thing!

Quoting Anonymous:

You know you are poor when you bring your kids into a restaurant that has a happy hour so you can buy a diet coke and two milks, then feast on chicken wings and other free happy hour food.

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