I honestly know how you feel.
Ask me about the time that I went into a mouse-infested, flea-biting joint, miserable money-grabbing Son-of-a-bitch bastard place.
I first signed on with ATS back in Aug./06. I signed in with my 'original user-name': Ducky.
For the Mods that are looking in...place delete this user-name; as it can be verified by checking out the I.P address, and that the user-name
'Ducky' was an individuals name from Burlington, Ontario, Canada. Consult myself via u2u for verification.
I've since moved from the original location that had the user-name
yeahright...I want to tell you a few things. It is your privelage/right to dismiss what I have to say to you.
Up til the time, that I had the user-name 'Ducky', I was (and still am to this day) a happy-go-lucky person.
I wasn't a happy-camper around the time of Oct/06 - Jan/07. Somewhere along the line - Aug/06 I made it a point to make myself - TheDuckster
I stopped posting (from my recollection - somewhere around Oct./06 to Jan/Feb/ or March of 2007.
In this time of my absence, I was living in a motel. For a period of around 2 1/2 months? yeahright? I wouldn't wish this on anyone. It's not
just a 'humbling' experience, it's living with disgusting monstrosites, filthy PUTRID lifestyles, that seem to be the 'norm' with certain
I didn't have a choice. Close to winter time, and the fact that I left an apartment that was 'dawn-of-the-living-dead' when it came to landlords,
not fufilling their obligations. I didn't want my family to be LITERALLY left out into the cold.
I started off as poor/some-what middle-class. My mother married into a 'middle-class' family life-style. We worked for EVERY penny we
"To find myself in a flea-bitten motel". I swallowed my pride; knowing that my family needed better, and hoped to have better someday.
I clean homes for a living. No shame in that. Have done this for close to 15-20 years. There is an apparent need in today's world. I make great
money and give the BEST QUALITY CLEAN to my customers. (I was a Flight Attendant at age 19...meh...so be it.)
Christmas of /06, I found myself taking ALL my Christmas and Birthday monies/bonuses, and putting them towards 'a roof over my families'
We moved into (our residence at present) in (Christmas time) of Dec/06. The tree was up. But I had no presents to give anyone, let alone my 2 kids.
Absolutely dick all. Can you imagine how I felt? I was still anointing the bed bug bites on my body. Betcha didn't know that?
And people think they have life sooooooooooo bad.
I don't have any bug-bites; my home in my new apartment is very clean (made for damn sure of that), and I was soooo happy to take my
'earnings/bonuses' from Christmas and my birthday, and put it ALL TOWARDS GIFTS THIS YEAR.
You don't know how HAPPY I was. Tears fell from
I'm not trying to elicit any particular response from anyone here.
I just want you to know How greatful I am.
And when sometimes, you think the world is full of crap, remember my words.