The Proverbial Shit....

has hit the fan.....

I tell you this,
NOT because I want you to feel sorry, to feel bad....

Only observe.

My experience isn't unique in this religious right, war mongering, rich getting richer society. I lost my job and can't find one to keep pace with a rather modest standard of living. Other than
a low mortgage
electricity
taxes
gas
insurance
heat......all that is mandatory........
My luxuries are;
television cable (basic)
computer hookup bundled with telephone
cell phone....
SO.....I find myself at the end. If you add up just the necessities, I still come up way, way too short.
I guess, unless some miracle happens, (lottery - great job??) the cell and computer and television are going. My credit card, can no longer bail me out. My $16,000 balance is maxed out.
So, let see what happens. Wish I were optimistic instead of sick to my stomach.

Comments

Bert said…
Wow Tim, I'm a bit struck by your post....I wish I could help you on this one. How come you don't find a job that can match your expenses?
Loralee Choate said…
Shit sucks. The possiblity of you losing the few "Luxuries" you have sucks MORE.
capegirl said…
tim this is crappy news to hear. anybody would feel sick, even the optimist because money problems suck in anybody's world. take a break to get grounded and then think about what the next step is. maybe it's come along to open a door for something else to come in? something you've been denying? could be? i'll be sending out my best vibes, friend something's gotta give!(((((Hugs))))
Rowan said…
I'm sorry to hear that, but I know you'll pick yourself up again, you are usually one of the more inspiring and positive reinforcers I get to talk with, so I hope my lame attempt at the same kinda thing, can help you. Truth is, many of those luxuries, I think we don't rely on nearly enough while we have them, really they cost more than they're worth for the amount anyone could use them if you think about it...