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I smoke. It's expensive. It's also the best option. You see, I am always, always exhausted. It's a stimulant. When I am too tired to walk one more step, I can smoke and go for another hour. When I am enraged and beaten down and incapable of accomplishing one more thing, I can smoke and I feel a little better, just for a minute. It is the only relaxation I am allowed. It is not a good decision, but it is the only one that I have access to. It is the only thing I have found that keeps me from collapsing or exploding.
originally posted by: mysterioustranger
a reply to: N3k9Ni
There was a story here in Michigan about a well off man from the ritzy North suburbs who drove his nice expensive car everyday to park it near a freeway entrance, changed his clothes to jeans and hoodie...grabbed a sign...and was making like a couple hundred $$$ a day!
originally posted by: skunkape23
I've made over a 100 bucks on a good day sitting a park and playing guitar in Austin. A cute dog helps.
originally posted by: rockpaperhammock
I've heard stories of people making it through college by doing this...also same with playing music.
originally posted by: Klassified
Stories like yours frustrate me to no end. Every damn place I walk into these days is begging for money. The problem is, it all goes to "charities" where anywhere from 75 to 90 percent of donations are eaten up by "administrative costs". In other words, they're a scam like everything else. If people would stop giving to these criminals, and start supporting those who could really use a helping hand long enough to get on their feet again, we could take care of everyone who really needs the temporary help and a whole lot more.
On top of that, we have a government that sends billions of dollars out of the country yearly, they stole from us through taxes(yeah, I said it.) and fees. There should be no reason for anyone in this country to be homeless or down and out, unless they just wanna be. Unfortunately, it isn't going to change anytime soon.
originally posted by: beezzer
a reply to: N3k9Ni
What was your MOS?
If it's in my field, I'm hiring.
U2U me if you want some privacy.