Being Poor

I found this post tonight and it’s my first share.

If you don’t get it?

You’ve never been poor.


Being poor is knowing exactly how much everything costs.

Being poor is getting angry at your kids for asking for all the crap they see on TV.

Being poor is having to keep buying $800 cars because they’re what you can afford, and then having the cars break down on you, because there’s not an $800 car in America that’s worth a damn.

Being poor is hoping the toothache goes away.

Being poor is knowing your kid goes to friends’ houses but never has friends over to yours.

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 living next to the freeway.

Being poor is coming back to the car with your children in the back seat, clutching…

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2 thoughts on “Being Poor

  1. Being poor is waking up to a blanket covered in snow from the cracks in the walls and windows of your home.

    Being poor is having crackers with ketchup for your only meal of the day.

    I certaintly never though of myself as poor. Struggling maybe, but never poor. I have however experienced some of the same things in this article. You are a wonderful writer. You have a way with words that makes a person rethink what they know about life.

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