I saw this yesterday, I just saw it again.
It is NOT YOUR FUCKING PLACE TO JUDGE SOMEONE WHO IS HAVING A HARD TIME FINANCIALLY.
It’s not your place at all. Fuck you.
This bullshit of “well, if you’re THAT poor then you shouldn’t be spending money on new clothes, or a phone, or a computer, or to have internet. You shouldn’t be spending money on food I don’t think is acceptable poor people food.”
FUCK YOU, YOU FUCKING PRIVILEGED, CLASSIST ASSFUCK.
Let’s have some real talk to get this shit through your classist blinders.
POOR PEOPLE DESERVE NICE THINGS TOO. THEY’RE ALLOWED TO HAVE NICE THINGS.
Don’t buy new clothes? WTF is wrong with you? What planet of Reagan bullshit welfare queen scare are you still living on?
CLOTHES WEAR OUT. THEY GO OUT OF STYLE. WE NEED CLOTHES TO BE PRESENTABLE IN SOCIETY AND, YOU KNOW, FOR WORK.
You cannot show up to an office job in a holey, worn out button up shirt, missing buttons, that was fashionable in 1973. It’s not appropriate. You cannot work as a cashier with clothes that are about to fall apart.
If you want to keep your job, you need the appropriate clothing. If you want to move up in your job, or find a better job, you need to invest in the appropriate clothing.
So yes, you need to spend money on clothes. Nobody is telling you that they’re gonna go out and buy outrageously priced designer duds. So shut the fuck up. Because if they’re spending the money, they’re wasteful and vain. If they’re not spending the money, then they’re lazy and don’t have any ambition to try and “better their lives”. Fuck you.
The same goes with phones and computers and the internet. Whether you want to admit it or not, much of our daily lives revolve around cyberspace. Most people job hunt online. Get their information online. They need to be able to communicate wherever they go. We no longer live in an age where people write letters as a primary form of communication or only communicate via landline IF they’re home.
No. If you’re looking for a job, they’re gonna want to be able to have you available immediately. If you have a job, they’re gonna want to be able to get a hold of you immediately.
And another thing. Poor people are allowed to have nice things. Everyone should be allowed to have some comforts.
That’s like saying since y’all are saving for retirement or whatever the fuck you’re working for, you’re not allowed to have anything nice while you’re saving for it.
“But that’s different!” you say? “I work hard for my money!” you say?
SO DOES EVERYONE ELSE. They’re entitled to niceties just like you are. You want to get a loan for a house? Okay, you have to eat ramen until the loan is paid off.
THIS IS YOUR LOGIC, YOU ASSHOLES.
I’ve been poor. I’m not by any means RICH now, but I’m a far cry from the dirt poor I used to be. I’ve been so desperate that I would beg cabbies for quarters and walk around the streets all day on my day off looking for loose change, just so I could afford a few packs of ramen, and then I’d ration those off and live on ramen broth.
You know what a fucking feast was in those days? A fucking two dollar Taco Bell burrito. And FUCK YOU if you tell me I shouldn’t have spent that money on one meal. Sometimes YOU NEED ONE. NICE. THING. to get you through that shit.
So fuck you. Fuck you all and your classist bullshit.
You’re so out of touch with reality that I’m surprised your heads aren’t orbiting Uranus. Lord knows your asses must be begging for a break, for as much as you’ve been talking out of them.
Stop enforcing your bizarro and impossible Catch-22 standards on other people. Stop feeling like you’re fucking entitled to bully people that aren’t on your “level”. Stop with your hypocrisy.
And if you don’t? I really hope those asses you keep forcing to speak for you revolt and make you start shitting out your mouths.
And for everyone else? Eat that goddamned burrito and eat it right in their fucking faces.