By Lauraborealous - 05/09/2012 18:27 - Canada - Lloydminster
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for those saying that I should have stolen laundry soap or similar, i work at a restaurant, this wouldn't be possible
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we've all been there
Really? Wow how is this all negatives? I'm probably going to have all thumbs down for saying all the ppl that thumbed that down are probably middle class to high class white young adults lmao. But gotta say most people have gone through that shit. It sucks but you gotta survive. It's a cold world out there.
89 - Or they've suffered health problems without insurance, support elderly parents, suffer from crushing student loan debt, or any number of things that cause difficult financial situations. Here, let me give you a jump to conclusions doormat for your next comment so that you can more easily blame someone's troubles on a lack of personal responsibility.
169, very true. With all the jobs available here we have a hard time feeling sorry for financial woes. Minimum wage is $9.70 an hour and you can find a bachelor apartment in any city in the province for under $550 a month, utilities included. Unless it's new job (waiting for pay) broke, there are very few good reasons to be so short on cash you have to steal.
126, that's is the new mentality the have nots are trying to force feed the nation. If you worked hard and became successful, give it to me so I don't have to work. To feel better about this they assume everything is given to people since they certainly don't know how to work for it.
#38: I'm not sure how relevant it is on a website, but there is a psychology behavior called "The Chameleon Effect." This behavior describes the unconscious mimicry of humans with other humans. Perhaps that is why people tend to vote on comments due to popularity and a desire to fit in? Anyway, it makes one think. :)
DictatorDom - I just reread the posting rules and the site FAQ, and nowhere does it say anything about philosophical debates or serious comments being forbidden. This is the "comment" section, not the "say stupid shit" section. Until the Mighty FML Deity proclaims that serious comments are verboten, we will continue to make them and you'll continue to see them. tl;dr your a idiot lololol etc etc
Shouldn't you use the money you've been paying for your phone with and maybe buy your very own bar of soap?
Maybe OP is in college and needs net and such for work, and the rest of the money goes to bills. I lived off Ramen noodles and sadly had to swipe TP from work when I was in college.. So I do understand to an extent. Thankfully, some people can use their parents washing machines on weekends, or I'd of had to do this, too. :(
This is so annoying -_- First of all, you don't even know for sure that OP has a phone! They could be using a computer in a library or a friend's phone etc. A phone is something everybody in today's society needs! You need it to call or text people to tell them something important, call for help, maybe OP even needs it for work! Come back when you've gone for a week without a phone, then we'll see how unnecessary they are.
But you're able to have Internet whether it be on your phone or computer? I understand we all have those rough patches but you need to get your priorities straight
You are an idiot. It clearly says OP works, hence "...soap that I stole from work. FML,". And your average work hours for a full time job is usually 40 hours a week. Out of the 168 hours in a week, you have 128 free hours on average, not including overtime. Plenty of time to use the internet. Once again, idiot.
I'll just say that, even though cleanliness is a priority, Internet access has become a sort of necessity, to an extent at least. My boyfriend couldn't apply for a short term loan for college by paper, he needed to do it all online. And all of my sister's, mom's, and my homework for college is all online as well. Paying bills is also easier online (though you can argue that you can also use a telephone). What I'm trying to say is that maybe he needs the internet for school, work, whatever so saying that he is absurd for paying for Internet when he's already tight on money is a little harsh. He could always use the library, yes, but what happens when it's late or a holiday and it's closed? It's a better investment to find a cheap Internet package than to rely only on libraries or even the wifi hotspots of public places.
Well on Sundays they are still closed and what if there was a paper due? Suppose someone had homework and papers due for different classes and with all of the work (and no procrastinating, of course) the student still had to work on their paper at nighttime when the library has closed. Heck, in high school I had papers that took me hours to complete and I finished around 11 o'clock at night and later. Like I said, it's hard to rely on public places for Internet because many things can pop up and it's best to have Internet that you control.
And using my boyfriend as an example again, he went to the financial aid office at his college to apply for a loan. He ran out of time of trying to save enough for tuition and just decided on getting the loan. He waited for hours only to be told that he couldn't do it on paper; he could only do it online; they told him around 8 o'clock at night. He had to go home and try to figure out a way (my parents ended up helping him pay) but it was 10 o'clock by the time everything was decided. No public place was open and if he didn't pay by midnight, he would lose all of his classes and would miss this semester. But, luckily we had Internet and we were able to do it before time ran out.
OP, some people can't afford food.. shelter.. the necessities but still FYL but remember, after a hurricane comes a rainbow! -Katy perry :)
#131- Are you serious? "Minimum wage pays a decent amount of money". Think about this, $7.25/hr x 40hrs is $290.00 a week. Multiply that by 4 weeks in a month, you get $1160.00. Sounds good right? Now, taxes take 30% off the top right away. $1160.00 divided by 30% leaves only $822.00. Say $450.00 a month for rent, that leaves you with about $372.00 a month. Give yourself just $6.00 a day for food, (three meals at only $2.00 per meal) thirty days in a month x $6.00 = $180.00. That leaves us at $192.00 a month. Say $60.00 for electricity/gas, $30.00 for phone service, and $55.00 for a bus pass (Because you sure as hell can't afford a car and insurance on minimum wage). That leaves us with $47.00 a month. Now everybody needs some kind of escape, so let's get cable t.v. as our only source of entertainment every month. In my area the cheapest cable package is $39.99 a month. So that leaves us with a whopping $2.00 a month in case anything happens. Oh wait, we forgot our bar of soap. It cost's $2.29. Well FML!
Yes, minimum wage isn't much. I'm aware of that. I also never implied or mentioned that minimum wage jobs will cover ALL your bills because I KNOW they most likely won't. But, considering it's MINIMUM wage, 7.25 is still pretty damn decent. Some other countries don't even have minimum wage.