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April 6-12, 2013 ~ #10 ~ Sincerity Winner


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blog-mos-week10-sincerity.jpgPost of the Week ~ #10 ~ Sincerity Winner

 

Congratulations rward

 

rward's post nominated by NovemberRain

http://www.freejinger.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&p=532339#p532339

rward said;

We went through a very hard few years after my husband developed MS and couldn't work. Prior to that, I knew people were poor in America, I just didn't know what it felt like. (i.e., I didn't say asshattish things like Lori, et al., but I definitely didn't know poverty.)

I really wish we could force all these people to live for 6 months like I did for 3 years. Make them live on the money we had, make them skip meals and pretend not to be hungry so your husband doesn't feel bad. Make them survive for days on the saltines in the break room. Make them steal toilet paper from work because you can't afford to buy it. Make them turn off the heat and drip the pipes so they don't freeze and take cold showers in a freezing house every morning for an entire winter. Make them learn how to juggle bills based on who will you cut off your service when. Make them county every penny because that's the difference between paying the mortgage and buying deoderant instead of just paying the mortgage. Make them walk in the rain on a 42F day because $1.25 for the bus is too much. Make them wear broken down shoes that hurt because even Walmart shoes cost too much. Make them wear worn out, saggy bras, pilled and thin sweaters, socks with holes and pants that don't fit.

When Lori's done all of that, she is welcome to tell me all about poverty in America.

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