you guys have to understand, most people in the areas affected were already poor. They couldn't afford in many cases to buy a week's worth of food,
since they were like the rest of the world, poor and in debt. If you had an extra 50 bucks you would pay the phone bill or a utility or buy other
things you and yours need since your kid needs electricity and school supplies. Maybe the elderly in your home need medicine. ect.
People think NY has an abundance of rich people. The ones that work there AND live there aren't. You pay what rent you can for a roach infested
apartment you share with too many people.
It is not like you have a really nice car and like expensive vacations. Most people in NYC live pay check to paycheck. Some can't get by without aid,
and others just can't get by.
You also have to take into account the size of an average apartment in the city. They are very small. You can't stock up more than what your kitchen
can hold, and that is not much.
I see people being way to hard on NYers. You just don't know what it is like to live in a major metropolitan area.
Visit, maybe, live there, no idea. You don't have a month of food on hand because for one, it is really expensive. Try shopping in NY, look at the
prices in grocery stores. Not like rural USA, I can tell you that,
and two, you don't have the space for it.
City life is daily shopping, eating out, and trying to save money for an ever increasing cost of life.
NYC poor is not like Alabama poor. You can't just visit your friends house and ask for some food. Your neighbor doesn't have it, and if he does, not
It is easy to say they are deserving of this. But that makes you an apathetic jerk who knows nothing of city life. It is a hard knock life as is. Add
the largest storm in US history, and you get this.
No one in a desert is ready for a flood.
edit on 2-11-2012 by manykapao because: (no reason given)