posted on Mar, 7 2014 @ 04:51 PM
I don't personally care if someone is on welfare, you do what you have to do in order to survive.
The problem is they get used to the free ride.
They start feeling a sense of entitlement and resentment towards those who don't need welfare.
I had a good friend that played the im so poor, can't pay my bills, can't afford food etc, on me. I very generously gave her quite a bit of money
to see her through. She thanked me with if there's any a time you need me I am there for you. Guess she didn't think that years later I would need
her, but did she offer? No.
Backing up to shortly after I gave her the money, with in two weeks she asked for more. I lied and said sorry I don't have any to give right now.
Then a year later she confesses to me " there was this thing I did last year where I was pretending to be destitute". I was stunned she revealed
this because I was one she robbed. Perhaps she forgot or slipped up letting out? Don't know, don't care.
A couple of weeks aho she emails me, I'm all messed up, can't pay car insurance, can barely pay my rent, going to the food bank, etc,etc.
I heard this all before and it was a lie !! I won't offer again. I would have if she had backed up her promise to be there for me. Epic fail. # off!
In the meantime she's inherited huge amounts of cash and squandered it.
Why should I save my money and not buy things I just 'want'? I only spend on what I truly 'need' . If she tried this formula, perhaps she
wouldn't be so poor. If she really is! She's a liar and a user. I won't be tricked again
It was a very disheartening experience. I felt good being helpful. I didn't want anything in return for it. Then I was made to feel like #.
I have a few family members always crying poverty.
I've been in a state of poverty myself, so I do know how it feels, yet I never once asked of others or even told others. I kept it hidden. I finally
told my dad one day and he said he never knew, would have helped me if he knew. I just had too much pride to ask.