I was never jealous of people on welfare, until today.
Posted 24 October 2012 - 09:16 PM
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
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Posted 24 October 2012 - 09:48 PM
Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:02 PM
Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:09 PM
how do you know she was doing/selling drugs?
Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:14 PM
goddamn he just skipped the "i'm not racist but" and went straight to "i know this probably sounds racist"
Posted 24 October 2012 - 10:28 PM
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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