succumbing to peer pressure

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Trite? Maybe. Necessary? Absolutely. Some excerpts (from Whatever, via Reen)

Being poor is going to the restroom before you get in the school lunch line so your friends will be ahead of you and won't hear you say "I get free lunch" when you get to the cashier.

Being poor is stealing meat from the store, frying it up before your mom gets home and then telling her she doesn't have make dinner tonight because you're not hungry anyway.

Being poor is Goodwill underwear.

Being poor is thinking $8 an hour is a really good deal.

Being poor is relying on people who don't give a damn about you.

Being poor is an overnight shift under florescent lights.

Being poor is finding the letter your mom wrote to your dad, begging him for the child support.

Being poor is a bathtub you have to empty into the toilet.

Being poor is making lunch for your kid when a cockroach skitters over the bread, and you looking over to see if your kid saw.

Being poor is needing that 35-cent raise.

Being poor is crying when you drop the mac and cheese on the floor.

Being poor is picking the 10 cent ramen instead of the 12 cent ramen because that's two extra packages for every dollar.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad you found it illuminating. It really makes you think, even though (you're right) it is a bit predictable. Too bad a lot of people (myself included) don't fully understand what poor people go through.


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