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user-inactivated  ·  1715 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How poor people stay poor

I tried to explain to someone how I got used to hearing the mice and rats crawl inside the walls. Their reply was along the lines of "why not just move?"

If you have not been poor, and by that I mean not sure if you are going to eat today, or even planning food around bills, there is no way to explain in a way that will convey empathy of that situation.





user-inactivated  ·  1715 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Their reply was along the lines of "why not just move?"

"If I can't afford rent for this apartment this month, what makes you think I can afford the security deposit and first month's rent for some place new?"