About the blog:
The multifarious issues of classism and living in poverty in one little blog from a poor person who like vast majority of fellow low-income people IS NOT LAZY.

About me:
I refuse to lie down and tolerate classism in silence. I will not keep quiet. I will call out classism and any other form of -isms I discern. I tolerate no oppression, including and ESPECIALLY legally sanctioned discrimination. .
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9 Truths 1 Lie

Post ten “facts”, 9 of which are true and one that is a lie. Followers are to askbox you guess on the lie. Tag 3 you follow or 3 followers to play.

1. The Kardashians have used the gym where I work
2. I have competed in 4 national championships in my sport
3. I have raced in the same race as people that broke world age group records
4. I went to undergrad loan-free but not because of relatives
5. I’m vegan and gluten-free
6. I’ve moved several times more often than years I’ve been alive
7. I was elected to be an officer in three different clubs at my college
8. I went to summer camp four different summers, all because of merit scholarships
9. If I were a Harry Potter character, I’d be able to see thestrals
10. I was once the FB cover photo for my hometown paper

melzwhimzy randycwhite cognitivedissonance

The only sound advice that’s carried me through life -
when the cards are stacked against you - play the joker in the pack. By "History Lessons" by Skyclad

Inequality Street by Skyclad

Life’s really a chocolate box-
some do without - others have plenty.
It sticks in my throat - my stomach’s in knots,
while your box is so full - mine’s perpetually empty.
From the cradle to the grave,
point your ladle to the gravy.
“Food comes first, then morals” they say,
the end of the world’s three hot meals away.
Two average men eat their average meals
but destiny waits at their table.
One is served gruel while the other chews veal,
(But they’re both spoon fed lies from the cradle).
Life’s really a chocolate box -
some do without - others have plenty.
It sticks in my throat - my stomach’s in knots,
while your box is so full - mine’s perpetually empty.
Tragic moments for the masses -
work is the curse of the drinking classes
‘homo homini lupus’ we cry -
humanity fades like the moon in the sky.
You can’t cook an omelette without breaking eggs,
(first they are cracked and then beaten).
The only things cracked around here are our heads,
recipies for disaster that we keep repeating.
Life’s really a chocolate box -
some do without - others have plenty.
It sticks in my throat - my stomach’s in knots,
while your box is so full - mine’s perpetually empty.
Here’s a real beggars banquet,
a brace of rats in a blood stained blanket
meanwhile, gentlefolk high in their chateau,
dip silver spoons into black forest gateau.
Come lords and ladies - raise glasses in toast
to the ‘other - half’ dying to eat.
‘Cause they who receive least deserve it the most,
it’s a literal dead - end (Inequality Street).
Life’s really a chocolate box -
some do without - others have plenty.
It sticks in my throat - my stomach’s in knots,
while your box is so full - mine’s perpetually empty.

And certainly not the disabled with children, there are plenty on welfare who are physically unable to work. No, people on welfare are not all unemployed, and not all who are unemployed are by their own choice. Ever hear of people being laid off because of a lack of funds? Happens all the time

Then there’s the plethora of people who became unemployed or underemployed *after* having kids, for all who would say something so mindless as “don’t have kids you can’t afford” Maybe you missed the memo, but many lost their jobs or were dropped to part-time after 2008. Then there were the natural disasters like Sandy where things remain unresolved to this day. Consider all possibilities before judging, you don’t know the story.

And certainly not the disabled with children, there are plenty on welfare who are physically unable to work. No, people on welfare are not all unemployed, and not all who are unemployed are by their own choice. Ever hear of people being laid off because of a lack of funds? Happens all the time

Then there’s the plethora of people who became unemployed or underemployed *after* having kids, for all who would say something so mindless as “don’t have kids you can’t afford” Maybe you missed the memo, but many lost their jobs or were dropped to part-time after 2008. Then there were the natural disasters like Sandy where things remain unresolved to this day. Consider all possibilities before judging, you don’t know the story.

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armslengthaffection:

voicefromthepoor:

armslengthaffection:

bitch dont shop at your work

To be fair, if my assumption that you’re telling employees of Wal-Mart not to shop on duty and are assuming they shop on duty is correct, I must point out that to be fair it is entirely possible- in fact, probable- that they shop on breaks, before work or after work. I did that when I worked at a sporting goods store
If my assumption is wrong, I respectfully request that you clarify what you mean.

nah, it’s just a thing of mine not to spent substantial amount of money where i work because i feel like i give them back their money back. i might buy gum or water if i run out while at work but that’s about it.

Fair point you have there, that’s probably why employers tempt employees with discounts. I’m an athlete, so definitely took advantage of the employee discount! Then again, Sports Authority has a really good one, they beat even Walmart w sporting goods prices!

armslengthaffection:

voicefromthepoor:

armslengthaffection:

bitch dont shop at your work

To be fair, if my assumption that you’re telling employees of Wal-Mart not to shop on duty and are assuming they shop on duty is correct, I must point out that to be fair it is entirely possible- in fact, probable- that they shop on breaks, before work or after work. I did that when I worked at a sporting goods store

If my assumption is wrong, I respectfully request that you clarify what you mean.

nah, it’s just a thing of mine not to spent substantial amount of money where i work because i feel like i give them back their money back. i might buy gum or water if i run out while at work but that’s about it.

Fair point you have there, that’s probably why employers tempt employees with discounts. I’m an athlete, so definitely took advantage of the employee discount! Then again, Sports Authority has a really good one, they beat even Walmart w sporting goods prices!

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armslengthaffection:

bitch dont shop at your work

To be fair, if my assumption that you’re telling employees of Wal-Mart not to shop on duty and are assuming they shop on duty is correct, I must point out that to be fair it is entirely possible- in fact, probable- that they shop on breaks, before work or after work. I did that when I worked at a sporting goods storeIf my assumption is wrong, I respectfully request that you clarify what you mean.

armslengthaffection:

bitch dont shop at your work

To be fair, if my assumption that you’re telling employees of Wal-Mart not to shop on duty and are assuming they shop on duty is correct, I must point out that to be fair it is entirely possible- in fact, probable- that they shop on breaks, before work or after work. I did that when I worked at a sporting goods store

If my assumption is wrong, I respectfully request that you clarify what you mean.

Yay living in one of the very few (if any) developed countries that doesn’t have universal healthcare. And no, Obama, making it illegal to not have health insurance and fining people who don’t have it because they’re too “rich” for Medicaid but can’t afford the other plans is NOT universal health care

Yay living in one of the very few (if any) developed countries that doesn’t have universal healthcare. And no, Obama, making it illegal to not have health insurance and fining people who don’t have it because they’re too “rich” for Medicaid but can’t afford the other plans is NOT universal health care

You know rent is ridiculous in your area when there are a plethora of houses with lower mortgages than rent’s cost.

Good job Long Island.

Were it not for the need for a $50k down payment, I’d do the mortgage deal so I could at least OWN the thing

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Let’s Make Fun Of: Anthropologie Furniture

lizgalvao:

I love to hate Anthropologie furniture. In particular, the way they stage it for their website. There’s this gross fantasy they’ve created of an art student who can afford to spend thousands of dollars on a paint-splattered flea market find. It’s like all their customers are aspiring to be Charlotte in Tiny Furniture (a loft-dwelling trust fund dilettante).

They’ve gone off the deep end with the juxtaposition. You know those fashion editorials every fall where models lasagned in Prada swing around street signs in Red Hook? It’s like that, but on acid. The settings are more deteriorated and the designs are more design-y. It’s like shopping from deep within Fuck Your Noguchi Coffee Table.

If you choose to purchase a piece of Anthropologie furniture, it will only really look right in one of three settings:

1. An alternative gallery space six weeks from opening

2. An urban cabin with faulty electrical wiring

3. A crumbling Southern plantation (soon to be deemed “the new loft” by the NYTimes)


Let’s take a stroll through the Anthropologie furniture section together. What’s for sale today?

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Imagine how many hungry people could be fed a meal or few. Smh