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

 
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Realistically, it is not too late to prep in many parts of the country. My local grocery store was still pretty full yesterday. I even got some TP. If you are not buying some food and planning right now (if you have not yet done it), then yes, YOU ARE STUPID!
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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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This would be me.. if a full-on society collapse happened.. meh im out.
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Stupid is as stupid does.
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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.
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No, i think everyone who has over prepared is just stupid.

Or maybe just live a sheltered life in north Idaho.
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I think there would be a lot less animosity for them if there wasn't such anger coming from the folks who didn't, or couldn't, prepare, directed at those who did. I have no problem until someone calls me a selfish hoarder for trying to protect my family from starvation.
 Quoting: Revbo™


Absolutely! When I heard about this in January, one of the first things I did was buy a couple of N95s and stock the pantry. Not huge amounts, either. But because we types had the foresight to prepare, all of the sudden we are scummy hoarders. They just want a reason to justify robbing others when the going gets tougher and they are hungry.
 Quoting: GA Girl


Me, too, and I've been adding to it ever since. Finally stopped yesterday.

I've had the N95s since Ebola, though, just waiting for a day like today.
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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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Too many variables. How many children you have, where you live in the country, etc. 6 figures is decent in the Midwest, but not so much in NYC or California. If you have 3-4 children, then 6 figures doesn't go very far.
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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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I think the people just finding out about all of this and starting to prepe late in the game are in trouble. If you were paying attention there was plenty of time to add small amounts of inexpensive food to your preps. It definitely could be done you just needed to plan ahead.
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Yeah well I'm one of them who made those comments asshole and will make more! Don't give some bullshit sob story and excuse for not doing anything. They could have gotten 20 bucks in rice and beans rather than that case of beer, nails done, new cell phone, ect.

Don't even try it prick! Fuck you and fuck them! How funny is it now? How fun was that bar they went too now or that iPhone that could have bought more than enough preps? Huh? That's what I thought. Fuck off!

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Oh and most delivery people. that includes your mail.
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I'm retired USPS and -like many of my former coworkers- a longterm prepper. But I don't know any who today must rush out and grab everything they can find in a mad dash. Instead we all bought one or two extra cans a week in small affordable increments. And, EVERY YEAR we bust our asses during our annual food drives to supply thousands of tonnes of food to the needy. We even compete with one another when doing it, we are that proud of our customers. BTW: it's ALWAYS the poorer neighborhoods that give the most in those drives because they understand what it is to be hungry. The affluent neighborhoods -who use the pool cleaners you mentioned- just get a couple of corporate sponsors to pony up a pallet or two to give their companies bragging rights... and a tax writeoff.

And don't try to tell me that a single can of Tuna is outside anybody's grasp if they followed that simple common-sense approach of incremental purchasing. It'd also help the unaware if they didn't waste what little cash they have on Little Debbies, Doritos or gallons of soda which their bodies do not need.

Do you NOT remember the Aesop fable about the "Ant and the Grasshopper"? If not, better go back and read it again instead of feeling sorry for all those Grasshoppers who are now chirping their despair in unison... because in the animal kingdom they are the first ones who would lose the struggle of the survival of the species. That's commonly called, "Natural Law" and it's the only one that will always exist.

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Noodles, rice and peanut butter. All cheap and you can survive on it.
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99 percent of the people are woefully unprepared for the great shitstorm of our generation, and its here now!
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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.

We all have the right choose:
some choose wisely
some squander it away.
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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


wrong, I've seen people who live in tin shack of a mobilhome with a $55,000 vehicle parked in their spot, they spend their money on status symbol things rather than food or the likes, Eat-out instead of making meals at home, go on vacation to hawaii instead of saving to buy a house, spending $30,000 on a wedding instead of $50.00 at the court house, go to a sportsbar and booze up instead of for a hike with love ones You
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Boat load of excuses. Just because you pound nails, paint nails, serve food or make food is not an excuse for not storing up for the hard times.
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People who are outside grocery stores waiting on delivery trucks and buying up all the stuff now in huge bulk during this emergency are selfish or scalpers/resellers.
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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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That's worse than the virus itself.

Seek the lord.
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It's not a matter of smarts or money. It's just about being disciplined.

You build up emergency supplies ALL THE TIME. Just buy like one or two items more than usually do and then put them away in storage. It also helps to have a spreadsheet or something to track expiration dates.

If you have items that are expiring soon, use them and then replace with new.

The poorer folks, as you described, are exactly the ones who should be doing this. They're the most impacted when shortages occur.
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Good, it just proves them right in their faces how dumb and irresponsible most of them are. No wonder we are called Sheep!
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You're combining separate things. One is whether people prepare or not, the other is what we think of their situations.

Whether people prepare to have 2-4 weeks of food in their house is a personal decision. Almost everyone can do this regardless of the type of job/income. Rice, beans, pasta, canned food is cheap. If you buy a little every time you go to the market, it adds up.

These personal decisions will be judged by others. It's human nature to compare how others live to how we each live. In truth, we are all either the tortoise or the hare. Some people think about the future, others don't.

I have always thought about the future, when I had little money and when I I had plenty. My preps are intended to be shared with people. I tell you this. If someone comes to me and says, "Please can you help? I didn't prepare and now I need things." I will help them.

If someone comes to me complaining about why they couldn't prep, it's not their fault, someone should help them, I will pass on those people. Because even in their need, they don't see that they had a part in the bad situation they're currently in. They will keep coming back for more and never consider the sacrifices or planning I had to do to have what I have.
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It's not a matter of smarts or money. It's just about being disciplined.

You build up emergency supplies ALL THE TIME. Just buy like one or two items more than usually do and then put them away in storage. It also helps to have a spreadsheet or something to track expiration dates.

If you have items that are expiring soon, use them and then replace with new.

The poorer folks, as you described, are exactly the ones who should be doing this. They're the most impacted when shortages occur.
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Right.
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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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Even the poorest person could prep in the USA.

Food was cheap and plentiful.

They were lazy and wanted someone else to take care of them.
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yep ... and you can't fix stupid ... believe me, I tried


we ALWAYS HAVE A CHOICE ... don't blame others for the choices you make ... good or bad
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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


Entry level service jobs do not pay well because they are mainly staffed by young people who A) live with parents or B) share with roomates and have lower over head to cover. They are ENTRY level jobs and the reason you don't pay 50 dollars for a car wash.

Most of those other jobs pay fine IF everyone in the family does not have to have the latest cell phone, and IF credit is not extended to the max to buy a car/house that they couldn't afford, and IF they don't eat out all the time, and IF they don't go to the salon, and IF they don't always buy the premium package for whatever new thing they purchased.

If you are a grown ass adult and beyond your 20s and living paycheck to paycheck you earned that situation by spending more than you should. Fucks given = 0.
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clappa

That is right, BeelzeBob. Be the biggest POS you possibly can be. I am sure the poor people you blindly and foolishly hate upon will take you in after all hell has broken loose nationwide. Pfft!

laugh
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hesright
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I have a poverty level income and I was prepped for this well over a month ago. There really is no excuse except for not paying attention to what's going on in the world and/or not giving a fuck.
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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. I wash my own 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. I maintain my own pool.

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


Saving and preparing for the future is not based on class or economics - it's a personal choice. If life was as dreary for all the workers you mentioned above, why didn't they revolt in the streets? Personal accountability is what is missing.
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Physically Prepped in three different geological sites ,but are you really mentally prepared ..
that is the real question?
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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


Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. We can also add in people, like us, who have had huge medical bills, even with insurance, supplements or Medicare. You don't always plan on heart bypass surgery with 40+ days in the hospital due to complications. People who arrogantly act as though you're dirt under their feet because you don't have a warehouse full of preps and a bank account full of money are devoid of compassion with an overload of ignorance. They will suffer the worst in this massive shutdown.

clappa
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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.
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Canadian Prepper has a good you tube video on 100 days of food he got for $ 100.

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I don't buy your argument. The people you speak of have a $ 1000 I Phone, I have a free T-Mobile phone and pay $40/mo for service. They are probably also paying at least $ 100 for cable, I have an over the air antenna. The women probably get their hair & nail done ($100+/mo). They also have a $300+/mo car payment. I have a 2004 Toyota Avalon I paid $ 6500 for, and is now paid off. I live in a mobile home, my payment was $ 375 before I paid it off in 3 years. I eat lots if chicken $ 1.99/lb in family pack at Kroger. I shop at Aldi and Lidl.

It's all about priorities. What more important, Posting a selfie with your $ 1000 Iphone, getting your nails done or having Cable and a $ 300+ car payment??

Even poor people can save a little and get a stash of emergency food.
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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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Sure you could on minimum wage.
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Some Yes. Priorities need to be made.





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