Originally Posted by edmorel
While I don't know all your information, your definition of shit poor and mine are different. Shit poor to me is people in Haiti eating mud cakes and drinking contaminated water.
So essentially, what you are saying is that nobody in America is poor, because even homeless people in the US don't eat mud and drink contaminated water. If only the absolute most destitute and impoverished people on the face of planet earth fall into your category of "poor" maybe your definition of "poor" needs to change. We have a lot of poverty here in the U.S. that doesn't necessarily include drinking out of gutters or eating dirt for nutrition. I understand you have you opinion, it just seems like kind of a shitty one. I understand that compared to Haitians, I am not poor. Also compared to many other people I am not poor. Compared to the Dutch average, I am not tall. Compared to Bill Gates, none of you are wealthy. Compared to the biggest/best, smallest/least whatever, none of us are anything but average. BUT that is a bullshit comparison, and I think you know that. Especially when compared to most of the people on this board, I am decidedly not well off. I am working 40 hours a week for negative income for the next six weeks. I am also pretty tall. I may struggle to eat daily for a little while, but it's probably good for me. I have friends who are cooking me food on occasion. I have to balance going out to someone's house for free dinner, and the gas that it's going to take to get there. After the next rough two months, I will be considerably better off. It's just a rough patch that I know there's an end to. Something I have to deal with so that I can move on with my life and stop worrying about. I don't want anyone to feel too sorry for me or anything, I'm already dreaming of a vacation that I'll be able to afford once I'm done paying everything off. But as for right now, I can't afford groceries. So I qualify.