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  • Re: Party [Chat]

    BeNarwhal wrote: »
    Elldren wrote: »
    Pony wrote: »
    BeNarwhal wrote: »
    Pony wrote: »
    real talk narwhal has anyone given you shit yet for being a homeless guy on a cellphone yet

    or do they not see you as a homeless guy

    That's the thing, right

    Hobo with a tablet? The hell?

    So security guards are confused by the obviously successful guy sleeping in a doorway

    Other homeless people don't identify me as one of them and just ask me for money all day

    Like yeah, I could get 1, maybe 2 nights in a hostel for the value of this tablet

    But in terms of information, contact and entertainment, this thing is invaluable

    yeah, that's a thing people don't get about poverty

    you have to start thinking short vs. long term

    when i was right on the brink, before my disability assistance kicked in, some lady from welfare came to my apartment, which i was barely affording (and rent was basically like 90% of my welfare cheque, leaving me almost no money for food and i was literally going days without eating and taking painkillers to deal with it)

    and was like, well, you have a laptop, and an xbox, you could sell those, they're worth money

    do you really need those things

    i'm like, i will get maybe $50 for the Xbox, tops, and it's unlikely i will get that in cash, if I go to a pawn shop I will likely get $25 in cash, if I go to an electronics store they'll give me $50 but in store credit, I can't eat $50 in store credit

    laptop it's probably like, maybe a few hundred, but it's a similar issue. the most money i'd get for it would be a place that'd give it to me in credit, and the problem is i gotta eat, and even then it's less than a month's groceries? tops.

    and what i am losing in return is internet access, which is huge, and my primary way of keeping myself sane and connected to people during this time in my life. it is also a loss i will not be able to recover from for the forseeable future. i am likely to be impoverished for a long time, and thus for the benefit of less than a month's worth of groceries (which i can sometimes get from the food bank for free, which is what i have been doing to not die) i would lose something that is effectively irreplaceable.

    same goes for my clothes and a lot of my other material possessions

    this is something a lot of people don't understand about poverty

    it's like, they want you to show you're trying not to be poor anymore... by essentially nuking your ability to get your shit together once the current crisis is passed? what

    This is one of my go to stories when I try to explain why stupid bullshit like "poor people have microwaves" is stupid bullshit. And also why generally speaking society as a whole would benefit from not forcing people to liquidate major assets in times of need, that they will still need later.

    but come on

    Let's take this to the logical extension here

    You don't really need 2 kidneys, do you? Plenty of people get by fine with just one!

    I don't even have two fully-functioning kidneys!

    We're not here to play oppression olympics, Narwhal, sheesh
    BeNarwhal
  • Re: Party [Chat]

    BeNarwhal wrote: »
    simonwolf wrote: »
    BeNarwhal wrote: »
    Simon everyone else is dumping you

    I'm dating you

    I'm sorry Narwhal but I am not poly, queer, or into bestiality

    which rules dating you out of the question

    Man if these are your top 3 reasons

    I'm doing alright for myself!

    I mean, it's an ongoing list

    those were just the reasons that popped into my head

    I also have a strict "no brustling" policy
    BeNarwhal
  • Re: Party [Chat]

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