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SO YOU THINK ANYONE WHO HASN’T PREPPED IS JUST STUPID?

 
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SO YOU THINK ANYONE WHO HASN’T PREPPED IS JUST STUPID?
I have seen way so many comments and threads on GLP about how stupid people are for not prepping and that it’s their own fault if they don’t have enough to get through a crisis. They should have planned better, or they didn’t know how to handle money, and on and on…

I spent almost 8 years working for one of the largest storable food and emergency preparedness companies you have no doubt heard about, and I can tell you first hand that:

Most families are just getting by and MIGHT have a months worth of savings if they are lucky.

People WANT to prep but are extremely limited and have to choose what they can afford at that moment.

Every day you are served by people who can’t prep and every day you expect them to proved food, and other services to YOU so you can. Let’s list a few:

Restaurant staff like waiters and waitresses, cooks and hosts. Dishwashers too. Sandwich shop employees like Subway and all fast food workers.
Hotel staff like from the front desk to the maids who clean your room to the laundry department who handles your nasty lines when you are done with them.
Cashiers who have to listen to you complain or handle and touch the same shit a bunch of other people touched and place it in a bag for you.

Landscaping and lawncare crews who mow your yard and trim, and weedeat for you.

Car wash people who work their ass off to clean YOUR dirty ass car.

Construction workers who sweat balls working to build and repair houses and businesses everywhere. This includes roofers who sweat nails in the summer.

Trash collectors - Oh here is my pet peeve…these guys are up and down, on the truck and off the truck in between hoisting your nasty ass trash cans into the trash muncher machine, in sweltering heat, storms, sleet rain and ice cold winter. They don’t get paid near enough.

Pool techs who keep your pool sparking so you can soak your ass in the crystal clear water and relax.

Customer service people from banks, hotels, car dealerships cell phone service, utility companies, retail store of every kind, do you think they can afford to save three to 6 months worth of savings for hard times?

That’s enough for now. Use your brain and THINK for one minute not EVERYONE is in a position to be ready for these tough times, so be easy on them. Share if you can and don’t belittle others because they are material poor. They have lives and families too.

Both my parents worked in the hospitality industry for most of their lives and died with nothing in the bank and nothing to account for it materially. That’s the way the high majority of us are going to die too. But we still serve each other the best we can.
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Re: SO YOU THINK ANYONE WHO HASN’T PREPPED IS JUST STUPID?
Oh and most delivery people. that includes your mail.
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I make minimum wage and I was able to drop a couple hundred dollars on food over the last two weeks.

You can do it if you shop smartly

Go to the fucking dollar store and buy all of their dollar store spam. It’s not about fine dining, it’s about having something....ANYTHING... to eat.
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Funding is not an excuse. In one year I'xve managed to dig a cave, stock the cave, and further planning from cave. It only costed me energy. And gas money. Let's roll homie.
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I have seen way so many comments and threads on GLP about how stupid people are for not prepping and that it’s their own fault if they don’t have enough to get through a crisis. They should have planned better, or they didn’t know how to handle money, and on and on…

I spent almost 8 years working for one of the largest storable food and emergency preparedness companies you have no doubt heard about, and I can tell you first hand that:

Most families are just getting by and MIGHT have a months worth of savings if they are lucky.

People WANT to prep but are extremely limited and have to choose what they can afford at that moment.

Every day you are served by people who can’t prep and every day you expect them to proved food, and other services to YOU so you can. Let’s list a few:

Restaurant staff like waiters and waitresses, cooks and hosts. Dishwashers too. Sandwich shop employees like Subway and all fast food workers.
Hotel staff like from the front desk to the maids who clean your room to the laundry department who handles your nasty lines when you are done with them.
Cashiers who have to listen to you complain or handle and touch the same shit a bunch of other people touched and place it in a bag for you.

Landscaping and lawncare crews who mow your yard and trim, and weedeat for you.

Car wash people who work their ass off to clean YOUR dirty ass car.

Construction workers who sweat balls working to build and repair houses and businesses everywhere. This includes roofers who sweat nails in the summer.

Trash collectors - Oh here is my pet peeve…these guys are up and down, on the truck and off the truck in between hoisting your nasty ass trash cans into the trash muncher machine, in sweltering heat, storms, sleet rain and ice cold winter. They don’t get paid near enough.

Pool techs who keep your pool sparking so you can soak your ass in the crystal clear water and relax.

Customer service people from banks, hotels, car dealerships cell phone service, utility companies, retail store of every kind, do you think they can afford to save three to 6 months worth of savings for hard times?

That’s enough for now. Use your brain and THINK for one minute not EVERYONE is in a position to be ready for these tough times, so be easy on them. Share if you can and don’t belittle others because they are material poor. They have lives and families too.

Both my parents worked in the hospitality industry for most of their lives and died with nothing in the bank and nothing to account for it materially. That’s the way the high majority of us are going to die too. But we still serve each other the best we can.
 Quoting: CrimsonBleu


Well the last thing they should do is whistle by the graveyard and tell themselves it's just a flu, nothing to worry about.

They should reach out to family and friends.
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No, just did not understand the signs.
Sorry I got a headache

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May we come though it victorious!
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03/20/2020 09:46 AM
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Maybe some people have decided they are done with living?

I know some folks that talk that way

"Why fight to live through the apocalypse only to have a life of misery... scratching out a pitiful and meager existence"

to each their own I guess
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Maybe some people have decided they are done with living?

I know some folks that talk that way

"Why fight to live through the apocalypse only to have a life of misery... scratching out a pitiful and meager existence"

to each their own I guess
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 75901508


That's just insanity.
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I was going to say no after reading the title. After reading the post I am changing it to yes.
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03/20/2020 09:49 AM
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Re: SO YOU THINK ANYONE WHO HASN’T PREPPED IS JUST STUPID?
What's a big, wordy piece about class division gonna help?

The time to address that was yesterday
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03/20/2020 09:51 AM
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Poor Decisions OP. When I was waiting tables I could still save 50 a month by cutting out weed. Rice is cheap yo
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I could say something bad but I'm not going to muck up the thread o.p.hf
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Re: SO YOU THINK ANYONE WHO HASN’T PREPPED IS JUST STUPID?
Prepping is so cheap that if you can buy beer and smokes, you could have prepped.

Not from a "prepping company" that sells at 15X over price, but there's no one that could not buy extra pasta, bulk bags of flour or whatever for $10 a month.
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03/20/2020 09:59 AM
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Never.... I simply place the on KoS list because they will be desperate and more dangerous than rabid dogs.... for main reason...they're not stupid.
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For like 7 bucks (US value) I'd get a slate of 12 cans of soup, and so I got many of them, over the course of several months of quiet prep. Not glamerous, but with dried rice and beans, enough to get me through to the growing season where hopefully this garden bed I am in the process of digging up will have produced some nutritious fresh veggies.

Hey, we got tons of time on our hands, if you have land and water, make a garden! You might even help out your country by relieving the stress on the supermarkets slightly!
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GLP is strictly Zero compassion or decency. The cruel nature of the comments reminds me to stop waisting time here. Dark trolling successful.

There is a world of kindness out there and people are helping each other. Have seen way more of humanities amazingness recently than in years.

From the comments here, I would not expect to see any of you there... helping others. Just mean spirited trolls - that really seem to dislike their fellow brothers and sisters in humanity.

Well, off to go be kind - enjoy your troll stations.
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GLP is strictly Zero compassion or decency. The cruel nature of the comments reminds me to stop waisting time here. Dark trolling successful.

There is a world of kindness out there and people are helping each other. Have seen way more of humanities amazingness recently than in years.

From the comments here, I would not expect to see any of you there... helping others. Just mean spirited trolls - that really seem to dislike their fellow brothers and sisters in humanity.

Well, off to go be kind - enjoy your troll stations.
 Quoting: CosmicRays

OP began by telling us all what we think:

SO YOU THINK ANYONE WHO HASN’T PREPPED IS JUST STUPID?

Not a great approach.
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Those who didn't listen are already calling me for water and TP.
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Re: SO YOU THINK ANYONE WHO HASN’T PREPPED IS JUST STUPID?
Maybe some people have decided they are done with living?

I know some folks that talk that way

"Why fight to live through the apocalypse only to have a life of misery... scratching out a pitiful and meager existence"

to each their own I guess
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 75901508


That's just insanity.
 Quoting: BFD


No... insanity will come when hunger will turn off their stupid mind in order to keep body alive.
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I have seen way so many comments and threads on GLP about how stupid people are for not prepping and that it’s their own fault if they don’t have enough to get through a crisis. They should have planned better, or they didn’t know how to handle money, and on and on…

I spent almost 8 years working for one of the largest storable food and emergency preparedness companies you have no doubt heard about, and I can tell you first hand that:

Most families are just getting by and MIGHT have a months worth of savings if they are lucky.

People WANT to prep but are extremely limited and have to choose what they can afford at that moment.

Every day you are served by people who can’t prep and every day you expect them to proved food, and other services to YOU so you can. Let’s list a few:

Restaurant staff like waiters and waitresses, cooks and hosts. Dishwashers too. Sandwich shop employees like Subway and all fast food workers.
Hotel staff like from the front desk to the maids who clean your room to the laundry department who handles your nasty lines when you are done with them.
Cashiers who have to listen to you complain or handle and touch the same shit a bunch of other people touched and place it in a bag for you.

Landscaping and lawncare crews who mow your yard and trim, and weedeat for you.

Car wash people who work their ass off to clean YOUR dirty ass car.

Construction workers who sweat balls working to build and repair houses and businesses everywhere. This includes roofers who sweat nails in the summer.

Trash collectors - Oh here is my pet peeve…these guys are up and down, on the truck and off the truck in between hoisting your nasty ass trash cans into the trash muncher machine, in sweltering heat, storms, sleet rain and ice cold winter. They don’t get paid near enough.

Pool techs who keep your pool sparking so you can soak your ass in the crystal clear water and relax.

Customer service people from banks, hotels, car dealerships cell phone service, utility companies, retail store of every kind, do you think they can afford to save three to 6 months worth of savings for hard times?

That’s enough for now. Use your brain and THINK for one minute not EVERYONE is in a position to be ready for these tough times, so be easy on them. Share if you can and don’t belittle others because they are material poor. They have lives and families too.

Both my parents worked in the hospitality industry for most of their lives and died with nothing in the bank and nothing to account for it materially. That’s the way the high majority of us are going to die too. But we still serve each other the best we can.
 Quoting: CrimsonBleu


clappa

Yep, OP! Being impoverished is the single greatest reason why most people will never get "prepared" like the more rich people out there. The Illuminati have known precisely what they are doing by forcibly turning over half of Americans into perpetual needy people via permanent poverty.

So many GLPers put down the poor as equally stupidity or worse because the poor can never gain any real money. The horrifying reality of it is the poor can never stop being poor for a myriad of reasons. One reason being the ultra cheap goods that come in from China. You need something right then and there and do not have the time to save up a ton of money for the actual high quality stuff that usually runs into the twenty or so dollars range. If you think twenty or so dollars is nothing then you are obviously a rich individual. I have been living such a destitute lifestyle myself that I have personally have seen my mother spend six (yes, very seriously) months straight saving up to get a small-ish chest freezer only to be set back more than two years straight because one of my sisters at the time was a truancy whore. By the time the Truancy Court got involved my mother had to spend all of the monies she had saved up for said chest freezer and then some more for the Court costs and to pay our high school because my sister just was MIA most of the time.

Another reason being so many essentials in America are actually fairly easily gotten up front, but it is the monthly payments at exorbitant interest rates that ruin so many poor people's lives and credit ratings. For a poor individual their lives may be going well or better at that particular moment enabling them to get another life's essential whatever that may be for that poor individual at that particular moment in time. Then something goes wrong in their lives such as they get a flat tire or something seemingly not that bad. Unfortunately for them they do not have the immediate funds in their bank account or in their wallet to get a new (used) tire. So one must go to one of those payday loan sharks out of sheer desperation. I have personally seen my parents' lives very quickly spiral out of control for years at a time because of that insanity.

So many people spit upon, hate, and even ruthlessly injure or kill the poor here in America. Why? Because the MSM tells them to do so in one form or another, and even Hollywood too. So many people view the poor as unable to do their own finances because they are too stupid to do so. In reality, I have seen far more poor people being much more capable than the rich people to handle their own finances. It is because America really is set up to devastate the poor class of America. Nearly everything in America that is paid for and maintained one way or another is possible because of the constant victimization of the poor. Then hundreds of millions of Americans have the blind audacity to put constantly put down the poor, "Why can't you be rich like me?!" and countless other utterly maddening stupid things.

Rest assured... in the long run it will be the poor people who will come out on top.
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I could say something bad but I'm not going to muck up the thread o.p.hf
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You are right in many instances. We must be prepared to share and help others to survive. WWG1WGA.
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Re: SO YOU THINK ANYONE WHO HASN’T PREPPED IS JUST STUPID?
Most families are just getting by and MIGHT have a months worth of savings if they are lucky.
 Quoting: CrimsonBleu


Unfortunately, how many of those same people:

o have 60"-72" HDTVs
o stood in line for hours on Black Friday to save $50 on those TVs
o have satellite or cable with all of the sports and movie packages, costing around $120/mn
o have Netflix, and spend hours binge-watching nonsense
o have every member of their family getting the latest/newest smartphone each year, and with the most expensive data plans
o lease their vehicles, and get a new one every two years
o still take annual vacations
o buy an expensive coffee every morning
o dine out 2-3 times a week
o go out drinking every weekend, or bring home a six-pack every day. Or both.
o go to the movies every week. With tickets $10-12 each. And $5 sodas. And $15 buckets of popcorn.
o buy every new video game that comes out

I know there are a lot of people just getting by. But by the same token, there are a lot of people crying how tough they have it, but never take stock of how much money they are pissing away.
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Yeah yeah... prepared.
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I've known people that make 6 figures who were broke, and people that made less than half that who were not. It isn't your income that makes you rich, it is your mentality. Anyone who didn't prep is foolish, they will reap what they have sown.
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Corporations sure didnt prep, theyre running to DC with their hands out because they say they can survive without billions for a few months.
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Wah Wah Wah,
It's a choice.

I started prepping in college. working at the school cafeteria.

Friends were going out drinking, i didn't. So i had those extra dollars that they spent on bullshit to sink into preps.

Quit whining because you make shit decisions.
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Rice is 45 pence per kilogram
Dried beans are £2 per kilogram
at retail supermarket price.

Affordability isn't the reason people don't prep.
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I've known people that make 6 figures who were broke, and people that made less than half that who were not. It isn't your income that makes you rich, it is your mentality. Anyone who didn't prep is foolish, they will reap what they have sown.
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Ya reckon? How about low wage earners that are lucky to have enough to just live week to week?
How about the elderly living month to month on retirement, many times forced to choose between food or medicine?
Youre the fool.
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I haven't prepped and have no desire to.

I live, I live, I die, I die. I have no interest in either outcome.





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