a reply to: andy06shake
Lol, I'm one of them poor people and life is alright, sure I miss having loads of money back in the pre injured legs days but I love life. I don't
have to pay council tax (property taxes to US friends), I get £68 per week unemployment insurance and have to find gas, electric, water, food and
whatever else I need out of that. Food costs #### all from Aldi, pasta, spuds, fresh fruit blah, and I only have one pint with mates on the weekend,
today was a bottle of Bishops Finger ale at my mates house and he gave me a lift home so bonus.
I buy bacci from the dodgy corner shop tax free, make a pouch last 3 and half weeks, and treat myself to a smoke off my best mate who is a trader, and
usually on tick lol, but he never keeps count because trust, and I often say no mate I had more the other day remember 😂
I pay my neighbour in a smoke or whatever to use his wifi and everything is good.
Charity shop bargain clothes, public library, free health care and prescriptions because my income is lower than whatever universal credit is, free
dentist, and soon a disabled bus pass so I can travel all of England for free!
I often wonder who these poor people starving are, my mobile phone cost 8 quid from Argos, and is £1 a week top up for 25 minutes, 50 texts, and
10meg internet, which is cool coz I can read ATS all day as it is text based browser lol again.
Yep, I remember poverty in the 70s and 80s, piss poor, no central heating, darned clothes, 3 basic meals a day, beans on toast, jam sandwiches for
school, I'm nowhere near that poverty, and although I've been a higher rate tax payer living the good life, I still don't feel poor, just can't buy
all the shiny things I want.
...and being a cripple ain't the easiest to even get a job interview, it is what it is, but I'm still rich as ##### compared to 90%+ people in the
edit on 28-7-2019 by Silure because: Damn that autocorrect lol
Edit, Oh, and I have to pay a fiver a week for some previous council tax I owed from when I first became unable to walk properly, went to bailiffs
first but they wanted loads so I told them to go #### themselves and started paying direct into the councils bank account lol again. I let them in as
well laughing saying go lads take the lot, you'll get a quid for my 35 year old fridge freezer, may be 20 quid for the sofa set lmao, they left and
gave up on me so I just pay the council direct and they can't stop me doing it that way, and no court will nick me for refusing to pay
edit on 28-7-2019 by Silure because: (no reason given)