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ellasmith
Sep 29, 2021

by Azathoth


in case anyone doesn’t know what I mean: saddest thing you’ve ever done out of poverty

I slept in the bowels of penn station once because I couldn’t afford a hotel and moved once an hour when the cops walked by and woke me up and told me to leave

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STABASS
Apr 18, 2009



Fun Shoe

offered my supple rear end in a top hat up to a strange penis, and get this, I was so broke I didn't even charge for it

Horace Kinch
Aug 15, 2007
ROCKET JOCKEY OWNS

Stichelin it is, thank you!


reading ur posts

Bloodfart McCoy
Jul 20, 2007

That's a high quality avatar right there.


I took a bus once.

Funky See Funky Do
Aug 20, 2013
STILL TRYING HARD

I once made beef wellington with choice grade beef. It was barely edible.

madeintaipei
Jul 13, 2012



STABASS posted:

offered my supple rear end in a top hat up to a strange penis, and get this, I was so broke I didn't even charge for it

I thought we weren't going to talk about that.

Oh. So, STABASS.

Sid Vicious
Jan 1, 1970



i lived under a bridge for half a decade

Nigmaetcetera
Nov 17, 2004

Sorry guys, I'm just a donut.



I slowed down my metabolism and entered a dormant phase until I had more money.

Buttchocks
Oct 21, 2020

No, I like my hat, thanks.


Shopping at Market Basket

Murdstone
Jun 14, 2005





I bought mustard that was not Grey Poupon.

hotdog feet
Nov 3, 2005





I once made my own breakfast because Reginald just had to use up all seven hours of his allotted vacation time on the same day.

Icochet
Mar 18, 2008

I have a very small TV. Don't make fun of it! Please don't shame it like that~



Grimey Drawer

I was wet 2003-2006 because no towel money

Das Boo
Jun 9, 2011

There was a GHOST here. It's gone now.




Strongly considered sex work.

Big Beef City
Aug 15, 2013





I'm looking at it

sudonim
Oct 6, 2005


I was nearing deadass broke in 2009 as a newly minted MS in computer engineering. The employment application kiosk in the local supermarket broke while I was trying to apply and instead of asking for help I just walked out in a cloud of emotion.

I don't know if that says more about me, labor classism, or the 2008 crash. You decide.

Chinatown
Sep 11, 2001

~*Problematic Poster*~

Fun Shoe

a $5 footlong in college was lunch and dinner

i had to save money for alcohol and drugs

satanic splash-back
Jan 28, 2009



watch tv through my neighbor's window

timp
Sep 18, 2007

Everything is in my control


Lipstick Apathy

Had to beg for gas money at a gas station in bumfuck South Carolina. Fortunately an extremely kind older woman saw me counting change out of a ziplok bag and filled my tank up

The world is a pretty lovely place but I hope things are going okay for you, ma'am :unsmith:

Spinz
Jan 7, 2020

https://forums.somethingawful.com/showthread.php?threadid=3979339

For God's sake please go to my thread and see if you can buy anything, it's good shit and Xmas is coming!!!

Without question it was way back decades ago when I used to gamble. I would take hours long bus rides to big casinos so I could drink when I gambled and then not have to drive.

Then when the money is gone there's this excruciatingly pathetic area of benches or plastic chairs hidden away in a corner of a casino by where the buses pull up. Miserably waiting hours surrounded by stranger Asians for the Greyhound

Still makes my soul wince

timp
Sep 18, 2007

Everything is in my control


Lipstick Apathy

Spinz posted:

Without question it was way back decades ago when I used to gamble. I would take hours long bus rides to big casinos so I could drink when I gambled and then not have to drive.

Then when the money is gone there's this excruciatingly pathetic area of benches or plastic chairs hidden away in a corner of a casino by where the buses pull up. Miserably waiting hours surrounded by stranger Asians for the Greyhound

Still makes my soul wince

fuuuck. I just finished watching The Sopranos and they make degenerate gamblers look soooo loving pathetic in that show, in a way that rang really true to me. Glad to hear that's not your life anymore :)

Nelson Mandingo
Mar 27, 2005





Spent $10 to access a forum decades ago for like-minded socialization.

Funky See Funky Do
Aug 20, 2013
STILL TRYING HARD

satanic splash-back posted:

watch tv through my neighbor's window

lol

Sid Vicious
Jan 1, 1970



satanic splash-back posted:

watch tv through my neighbor's window

this one time when i was homeless my buddies and i got some mushrooms and we were walking around tripping and we saw these kids playing nintendo in their house and i was like wonder what theyre playing and hallpetty my one buddy walked right in these peoples home and asked these children what they were playing and then comes out and goes "super mario galaxy" and we continue walking towards downtown tripping out

YeahTubaMike
Mar 24, 2005

*hic* Gotta finish thish . . .


Doctor Rope

I let someone do a full face of makeup on me -- foundation, blush, eyeshadow, the works -- before we went somewhere in public, in exchange for a 7-day MetroCard. I know I'm a woman so it doesn't seem that bad or anything, but I've never worn that much makeup before or since aside from Halloween, and I looked like a bootleg drag queen.

Nelson Mandingo posted:

Spent $10 to access a forum decades ago for like-minded socialization.

Hey, almost-forums-twin :regd05::hf::regd05:

Big Beef City
Aug 15, 2013





Sid Vicious posted:

this one time when i was homeless my buddies and i got some mushrooms and we were walking around tripping and we saw these kids playing nintendo in their house and i was like wonder what theyre playing and hallpetty my one buddy walked right in these peoples home and asked these children what they were playing and then comes out and goes "super mario galaxy" and we continue walking towards downtown tripping out

Nice.

Bad Purchase
Jun 17, 2019






bought a toaster without a touchscreen

sigher
Apr 22, 2008

Touch Fuzzy, get Spooky


I had to reduce my foie gras consumption drastically. :smith:

Funky See Funky Do
Aug 20, 2013
STILL TRYING HARD

One time I was so desperate I sat on the street with a sign written in sharpie on a piece of cardboard box that said "Blowjobs $1" and I sat there all day and all night but not a single person gave me a blowjob.

Kaewan
May 29, 2008


I once wore the same outfit twice.

Funky See Funky Do
Aug 20, 2013
STILL TRYING HARD

I don't get it. I had the dollar.

Devils Affricate
Jan 22, 2010


Used to buy Steel Reserve in my early 20s

syntaxfunction
Oct 27, 2010


Das Boo posted:

Strongly considered sex work.

Probably this, plus the fun time spent sleeping on benches and stuff for a few days at a time thanks to, uh, not great housing situation that was precarious at best.

I still consider it despite living with an ex-worker who strongly advises me not to, despite the fact that I'd likely make good money thanks to filling several niches.

Having to do a lifetime of therapy thanks to a lifetime abuse sucks too.

Barry Bluejeans
Feb 2, 2017

NOW'S YOUR CHANCE TO BE A [[BIG SHOT]]!!


became so ashamed of my poverty that I stopped taking calls from my dad, who (fearing for my safety) eventually drove six hours to check on me and get my rear end in gear

Mooey Cow
Jan 27, 2018



Pillbug

Once drank a regular sparkling wine instead of one properly source from the Champagne district of northern france :barf:

ManBoyChef
Aug 1, 2019

Deadbeat Dad




Slept in the basement of a woman's house that had 32 cats. She kept the litter boxes down there.

Extra row of tits
Oct 31, 2020


Considered not thinking of the vermin as.. well, vermin.

But you just won’t stop posting.

Samuel L. Hacksaw
Mar 25, 2007

Never Stop Posting

I had to ask my broke mother for rent money and my roommate was kind enough to bring home food from her deli job to feed me.

It was a bad couple months after college, but then I got a better job and now I pay my Mother's rent.

How's them apples ma.

Worf
Sep 12, 2017




got a haircut on christmas for $4 worth of candy and chips

Worf
Sep 12, 2017




got told GOOD LUCK! after being in a coma and trying to figure out how to walk again bc insurance doesnt care about you (when you dont have your own and the state has u on whatever)

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Gentle Autist
Jun 4, 2003



slept in a doorway outside an apartment building in the middle of a lithuanian winter

note: this was mostly from being drunk, not poor

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