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I was never jealous of people on welfare, until today.


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#1 Brokenbad

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 09:16 PM

So, a little background on me. I am an Army vet, and after voluntarily getting out of the military I have not had an easy time financially.

I now work as a cable TV technician. I don't even bring in $2,000 a month. I have a wife and two kids.

I have never been jealous of people on welfare. I always told myself "They don't have a desirable life, they live in poo, etc..."

Today may have changed my outlook though.

Being a cable tech is not easy. It is sweaty, dirty, and sometimes dangerous. I subject myself to crawling under houses, going into infested homes, and I could face any kind of disease from poorly cleaned homes that I may bring home to my family.

So today, it really upset me to visit the low income housing complex that I have been to several times before.

It was 8am. I knocked on the door and a lady with a shower cap and pajamas came stumbling to the door. She had just rolled out of bed.

She said her tv wasn't working properly. This was the truth, because she had tore the damn outlet out of the wall jumping on her bed and generally being a fatass.

All she did was complain. She kept asking me "When you leavin"? and saying "Dat udder guy aint know what he wuu doan"

I am sure she wanted me to leave so she could sell her drugs, do them, and then get her lazy ass back in bed.

Sure enough, her room was empty when I worked on it, and after I returned from fixing her son's room, and there was some dude laying in bed, sleeping, making a face like I was just such and inconvenience to him.

The woman continued to complain about an imaginary noise she seemed to think her receiver was making. She even asked me "Is you deff?"

The part that upset me more than them being home, and obviously ready to jump back in bed because I was such a pain to them, was the amount of food in their refrigerator.

I am barely able to feed my family, and I have missed a few meals to do so. This lazy piece of poo had her entire freezer full of meat. It almost fell out there was so much of it. Her fridge was stocked the the brim with drinks, milk, and anything else you can think of. The worst part of all this is that even though she has an assload of found and probably pays less than $50 to live in her shithole, she probably still continues to steal stuff and do drugs.

I know this is stereotyping and probably sounds racist, but I would have the same feelings about the situation no matter what race this person was.

Am I bitter? Am I jealous? I don't know. I just wish things were different.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 09:30 PM

Marine Corps here myself, found myself in the same situation when I got out.Hope your situation turns around. The other day I had a single mom ask me if I needed any milk because she was on WIC and had some extra. I said thanks but no thanks, and found out in the process this lady was authorized something like 10 gallons a week or something crazy. It's a lifestyle problem we have and it's going to take a long while to fix it

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 09:44 PM

how do you know she was doing/selling drugs?

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 09:48 PM

based on the title, i'm right there with you. i too am jealous of the welfare queens at the top of the oil industry, as well as the culture of entitlement within the military

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:02 PM

that sucks. welfare is one of those things where there are always going to be people abusing it, but there are good people who actually need it. thank you for your service, all of us who didn't serve really appreciate it.

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:09 PM

how do you know she was doing/selling drugs?


lol guess

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:10 PM

lol guess


all the shucking and jiving going on?

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:14 PM

holy poo i just read that dude's post

goddamn he just skipped the "i'm not racist but" and went straight to "i know this probably sounds racist"

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:27 PM

he did use quotations.....

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Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:28 PM

i mean it's entirely possible she was everything the OP described, but i don't think it's fair to just assume these things based on misconceptions correlating race, drug use, laziness, etc.

OP, what evidence do you have to suggest that she (they) were just jobless thieves (you said she steals stuff) and drug users (you speculated she couldn't wait for you to leave so she could sell more) and drug dealers (you speculated she couldn't wait for you to leave so she could also sell more)? is this speculation alone?

is it possible she worked a night job to be able to afford stocking her freezer?

if all these things you have mentioned are true, than you're right, there is an injustice. but i see nothing but a poor personal experience that you had synthesized with a bunch of baseless conjecture, and, frankly, extremely offensive stereotypes that belong in the mid nineteenth century. unfortunately what ramblings like this do is confirm the stereotype to people who agree with the general sentiment of what you've expressed here and subliminally bolster this sort of methodology as an acceptable one because it seems correlates with the reader's own experiences and sentiments on the surface.

not cool OP. i hope you re-think this.


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