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Sep. 29th, 2004 @ 02:26 am
If you're using dumpster diving to survive (not just the occasional bit of food when cash is slim) and you still have a net connection and an LJ account, maybe your priorities are in the wrong places. I have a place to live, a car that runs most of the time and have food but that doesn't mean I'm well off or have nice things.
If you're so down and out that every meal and all your clothes have to come from the trash maybe it's time to grow up and get a job.
If you get your food and clothes out of the trash out of some "political statement", then that's fine too, whatever floats your boat.
It's not being rude, it's being honest.
Yikes, I am not sure if you actually thought before you posted this, so I am going to assume that you just were in a hurry and it wasn't just you being ignorant.
First of all, the internet and LJ are both FREE. You can get on the net at any number of cyber cafes, public libraries and friends houses. There was a guy named Thor Antrim whos family was homeless for almost a year and he updated his site (which was given to him for free) and his LJ fairly often.
That "grow up and get a job" was an incredibly ignorant thing to say. There are people that live in Silicon Valley that have full times jobs that pay $50K a year and they are homeless because the cost of living is so high. You can easily have a job in Indiana and still be homeless, as in most places require a credit check and/or a downpayment. And if you are living off of mininum wage and just have enough to survive some food and necessities here and there, then you won't have enough for that.
I doubt you know anyone who has ever been homeless as it sounds like you just have no idea what it means or entails. So just please think before you make posts like that as it is very unnappreciated.
I appreciate your honesty, but a lot of your post came across as someone who has not taken the time to think about the subject before they posted.
Yup, they're free but the time spent playing on the net or updating your website could be used to find employent. I'm not a complete dick, I understand that some people can't get a job for certain reasons (medical, mental etc).
If you live in Silicon Valley and get paid $50K, perhaps you should move some place that you can afford. Please don't assume that I am ignorant or that I have never known a homeless person. I've known people from all walks of life.
The point of this thread is not about being homeless. If you guys want to share your good spots, that's cool with me. I've been diving since '95 and it's always been a first come first serve basis. I don't dive for food. I'll gladly tell you tons of places to find food.
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