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By  cutycat136  |  35

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By  nakm74  |  21

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By  Emmamazing  |  35

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  helptheorphans  |  35

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  schreibergx93  |  35

1. You're 14. 2. If you're not financially supporting yourself right now to understand this you have absolutely no place to judge. 3. As a female, you should understand the absolute necessity of toilet paper.

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  wellhi  |  35

It's amazing how much your perception of good and bad will change with age. We've all been taught that stealing is bad, but depending on the situation, it's not close to the worse thing that can happen.

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  One_Way  |  35

If a person is in such a difficult situation, there are many other "absolute necessities" that they could hypothetically steal to help them survive. Food, water, clean clothing. OP stole toilet paper, and from her job, likely her only source of income. Yes, YDI.

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  tayyymeds  |  35

Too be honest, toilet paper is a necessity. I've taken some from work before because I had none and my paycheck was already used for bills. I'm supporting more than just myself, so if I have to go below my typical moral standings to provide, don't doubt that I won't or that others won't either. You have to do what is needed to live some what content.

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  kayrenee528  |  35

You obviously have no idea what it is like to be so desperately broke that you feel like you have no other options. Good on you for putting down a desperate person just to raise your righteous self a little bit higher on that pedestal of yours. I wish everyone could be as lucky as you have been.

By  Chesterthecat05  |  21

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By  hernanjaimes_  |  30

Maybe ask for more hours instead of trying to steal or find a second job? I'm not quite certain of your exact financial situation tho. Hope it gets better OP sorry to hear that.

By  GavinoFreedom  |  29

If you aren't already doing so, stop buying yourself luxuries and just buy the necessities. Because then you'll find you have more money to spend on food and other required items.

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don't downvote this guy my mother had us in well over 50 thousand dollars in debt and she STILL payed for on demand and other stupid things we didnt need, only after cutting much of it off did we finnaly get the still ongoing debt somewhat manageable

By  juicy_extasy  |  38

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  higgysaurus  |  38

Getting caught stealing is a good time to ask for a raise? I see what you are saying, a raise would help financially, but getting caught stealing is the wrong time.

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  juicy_extasy  |  38

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  kozzard  |  38

actually it is a good time to ask, if you're so broke that you have to steal tp, you can earn some sympathy points with the boss, and might luck into a raise, or at least not getting fired or written up

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  mwali02  |  38

It may also depend on who caught her stealing. If your best friend at work catches you, you may have a free pass (and maybe they can even give you paper from their own home!) If it's your boss or the workplace tattle tale, different story... We need a follow up OP! :)

By  khorstmye  |  27

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By  cutycat136  |  35

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  AmyPond17  |  35

I agree that tv isn't a necessity, but it may not be as easy as cutting it out completely right away. To get my cable plan, I had to sign on to a 2-yr contract and to cancel early I would have to pay an outrageous cancellation fee. What OP might have to do instead is cut down to the bare minimum amount of channels, which would cut down on the bill.

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  bobbybev95  |  35

Internet is practically a requirement in today's day and age, especially with working from home and being in contact with your boss and coworkers at home. Calling people is necessary today, but there are cheaper plan options. I wouldn't necessarily tell OP to go off the grid and not buy anything, but maybe make some cuts

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  rampatmonkey  |  35

Spoken by someone who has never truly experienced poverty. When you are that low it's not just a matter of "stop going to the movies" or "don't buy name brand items". It is real, and it is desperate, and you cannot understand how arrogant you sound. I'm sorry OP. I hope things get better for you

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  Callyn  |  35

Yes, because someone who works for a living should only be able to afford the bare necessities. If OP wanted luxuries like internet access or furniture, she should have been born rich. The working poor are obviously inferior to their financial betters.

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  johncage  |  35

I see comments like this and wonder if you have actually met a poor person. Not one who spends their entire paycheck on vodka and scratch-offs, but someone who was raised in an industrial town hearing "go to college so you don't end up in a factory like me" on a daily basis only to find after four years and a king's ransom in debt that even those factory jobs were gone. I spent months trying to hustle a steady job after college, and I settled for less than minimum wage because at that point I would have been happy scrubbing toilets or working at a call center like I resorted to right out of high school if it meant paying my own way. While working there I had a freezer that defrosted when it felt like it, no cable, no television, no dryer, a car that averaged one break-down a month, and debt collectors who were more reliable than my alarm clock and didn't relent until I went to sleep. The only luxury I had through that time was an occasional freezer-burnt piece of meat to go with my rice. I never stole toilet paper personally, but I sure as heck used it when my roommate did.

By  Tripartita  |  45

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