I submitted this to every local news station. Before you read it and respond like a smart ass, Belive me, I know things could be worse. I could be at war in iraq, I could be missing my limbs, I could already be living out of a cardboard box. I KNOW! So if you dont have anything nice to say, then dont say anything. This is not a "pitty me" story ok? just wanna get that clear. It's just a reminder that times are tough. Oh and also, I don't want to hear someone say "sell your toys or stop buying toys". I already have sold over $500 worth of my toys since coming back from Florida and over $1,000 since I started collecting. I also don't "buy" toys technically. I do surveys to earn amazon points which can only be spent on amazon and cannot be turned into cash to be used elsewhere. I will admit over this Christmas I went on a toy shopping spree. I gotta have a little fun! My toys are the only thing that make me happy. If I had to get rid of them, I'd rather jump off a bridge. So anyway, here it goes.
You are considered wealthy if you can shop at goodwill stores or walmart!
Hi, My name is Mark, I have been living on nothing but Microwave food for over a year, 3-5 times a day. NO EXAGGERATION! I haven't had a
piece of fruit or vegetable in several months. I cannot afford them. Even with my monthly $200 foodstamps it's not enough to even spend $10 at a normal grocery store. I do ALL of my grocery shopping at The Dollar Tree where everything is $1.00 It's one thing to live on microwave food, but to live on DOLLAR store food is even more unhealthy! luckily I have a high metabolism and only gained 70 lbs in the course of a year. But If I were anyone else, I would have gained double or triple that amount I'm sure. I don't have kitchen privileges where I live since I rent out a small basement. So I cannot use a stove or oven. I don't have a full size fridge. It's hard to store certain types of foods down in a basement when you have to worry about space and bugs even when your place is super clean like mine.
I have Ankylosing Spondylitis, I have been out of work since Jan 2011.Because of my condition, I cannot workl like the average person and I've had to apply for disability over a year ago. Somehow, I have been denied disability benefits twice and I will now loose my shelter, my car, my financial assistance to keep seeing doctors and get the medications I need just to be able to function day to day. My prognosis is only fair and there is no cure for my disease. I am inevidably headed to be in a wheelchair for the rest of my life.
Times are tough and I envy those people who can shop at walmart, costco and goodwill stores.I consider you wealthy if you can shop there. LOL they think times are tough for themselves! Yet they have no idea how to stretch a dollar like I can! They complain they have no money yet there cable bill is over $100 as well as there phone bill. I guess people don't know how to save money until they have none or experience being homeless like I have a couple times. You really learn how to be resourceful.
I know people who admitingly spend $200 a month on starbucks and $500 on a single dining room chair, and they complain times are tough for
themselves. I also know someone who would rather pay someone to stay away instead of have them live with them and save money. Those people, are my parents..............
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I am submitting this story to all the news stations. hopefully someone will share my story.
Thank you. God Bless!