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The funny thing is, if you have a title, getting rid of the junk is simple, many places will pay you for it(even with the "free" tow) since scrap steel is over $250/ton. Oh well, you can't fix stupid. S/F....Ken M
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looks like a classic case of delayed "citification". don't worry, it will serve you well.
We are way off topic, but what the heck.
I like the ones here on the corner with a cigarette in their lips (how much a pack now?) and a smart phone on the hip. I stopped giving a long time ago when I saw that pattern and a local new channel followed a handicapped homeless guy back to his new caddi a couple blocks away. There are places they can go for help. That is were to send the money if you feel the need.
A funny side note.. I always said that if a homeless person came up to me and asked for money so they could buy beer; I would give it to them just because they were shooting me straight. I never thought that would happen, and a year and a half ago it happened. I was still living in Memphis and we were with a group on Beale Street listening to a band playing in a park. This guy walks up to me and says hey man... I need some money... and I'm not talking about some money for food... I just want a beer. I kinda laughed and told him that since he was being honest that I would hook him up. I walked across the street to one of the bars and got him a large draft beer. He thanked me, and I thanked him for being honest, and I appreciated that. The guy hung out in the park and had a good time. He danced and never bothered anyone the entire night. He was broke and just wanted to have a good time.
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A guy I worked with suddenly went from single bachelor, apartment, new car to supporting his mother and sister when his father died suddenly. After he moved back home he lamented to me how tough it was, but was shocked when I suggested little things like disconnecting the cable tv, stop buying new clothes, and carrying his lunch to work instead of eating out every day. He couldn't grasp the concept of doing without, even for a short period of time while his family concerns were sorted out.
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And the government helps them out with our tax dollars too. That is what gets me. Bad economy I can see the people needing help. Members and Mods on the forum have and some are still there. But the ones with the GOV incomes and still have the smokes, fancy phones, cable, new car, etc. That kills me.
No cable or dish for me. No new car. No I phone, or pod or pad... Clothes wear just as good from the thrift store (maybe a little better) or on clearance at wal mart. We got the right kind of mortgage on a house that appraised well over what we paid...before the bubble burst...We've cut things back to the bone. Wife is an unemployed teacher with a master's degree. They've laid off 10,000 teachers in the state from what I understand. We're not alone in that in our town that is upside down with 20% unemployment. Still isn't easy for anyone these days.
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*My very best wishes to those in tough times*
Now for something a little more upbeat (and closer? to being on topic)!
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I don;'t think I would get SO negative about city people. I grew up in the city and own a cabin by a state forest up north. I also lived in a small town for 5 years and my mom has a farm in the county. One thing I notice about COUNTRY folk is they always try and rape you on price if you didn't go to high school with them. Or charge triple what "city" folk charge because they know you have no other choice other than to drive three hours back to the city. My girlfriend is from a small town in WI and all the cops that "knew" the kids let them go from driving drunk. There is no "place" where good people live There are good and bad people in both areas. I have some great neighbors that are 20 feet from me....and I have seen some country trash getto people with junkers and garabge all over there 10 arcres. Trust me ignorance and hate is everywhere....Try not to be so judging to others...
I missed this thread but it kinda hits me in the gut. I'm a city slicker and a little rough around the edges. But I don't see myself as "city folk", in the sense that I'm deviant and antisocial. That doesn't mean I try to stick people with my burden or cut them out of what's due.
It's just that in the city you're very focus on your own life. And if that life includes others then you'll be social with them. If not then it really doesn't matter what others think. You have so many people around you they become like the sand and you get jaded to their presence. Some of them are so in their own world that they don't give a fart as to others and their conditions.
I can identify with those that don't give to these people. Not because I don't care for others but cus it's just going to be wasted. And we're not in a position to waste resources. Up till a few years ago I was unmarried, had no car and travelled by bus. At the station you'll see beggars everywhere. A guy came up to me once and was mumbling something with this back turned to me and on his new cell phone. He was asking for fare to the next town cus he was outa cash when his mom kicked him out. I just ignored him cus when you talk to someone you have to face them. You also have to be talking to that person and not having a fake conversation trying to look busy or important. Guess I woulda came off looking like a snob or typical city trash at that time.
Just goes to show, charity is only for the rich. The poor don't need it. Mostly because we poo folk can make due with what we have and we're resourceful out of necessity.
Sorry for the thread revival.