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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-13-11 02:54 PM
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Edited on Thu Oct-13-11 02:55 PM by Missy Vixen
If those stupid poor people would just pull themselves up by their bootstraps, they wouldn't have these problems.

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  -Memo to those who speculate on why poor people buy "expensive" fast food. JVS  Oct-12-11 10:23 PM   #0 
  - K&R  Odin2005   Oct-12-11 10:25 PM   #1 
  - Or...  wtmusic   Oct-12-11 10:27 PM   #2 
  - another good point. A member of the "working poor" is often a f*cking exhausted person  anneboleyn   Oct-12-11 10:33 PM   #7 
  - Don't forget the ketchup, too  Sabriel   Oct-12-11 10:29 PM   #3 
  - I've known kids who eat ketchup sandwiches  proud2BlibKansan   Oct-12-11 10:31 PM   #5 
  - Ketchup "soup"  CaliforniaHiker   Oct-12-11 10:53 PM   #15 
  - Here in Argentina, I've seen ads on TV suggesting using ketchup for pasta sauce  Capitalocracy   Oct-13-11 03:32 PM   #77 
  - That's also known as "musician soup"  hifiguy   Oct-14-11 01:16 AM   #153 
  - I always liked my ketchup sandwiches with a slice of onion on them  notadmblnd   Oct-13-11 05:04 PM   #102 
  - Mayonnaise sandwiches...here...not lately, but I haven't forgotten.  onpatrol98   Oct-13-11 06:17 PM   #116 
     - Mayonaise and sugar sandwhiches on Wonder bread for breakfast and lunch  dixiegrrrrl   Oct-13-11 07:07 PM   #126 
  - good sig line  sam11111   Oct-13-11 01:03 AM   #22 
  - They charge for xtra ketchup packets now. nt  Hatchling   Oct-13-11 09:21 AM   #33 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-13-11 01:28 PM   #54 
  - great post, JVS. Thank you for posting this -- excellent points.  anneboleyn   Oct-12-11 10:30 PM   #4 
  - Also, the value menu  Control-Z   Oct-12-11 11:25 PM   #17 
     - You are exactly right. They make it almost impossible to locate, especially for someone in a hurry  anneboleyn   Oct-13-11 01:42 PM   #57 
        - I always say "just a minute please" . . .  DollyM   Oct-13-11 03:26 PM   #74 
  - all I know is  Skittles   Oct-12-11 10:31 PM   #6 
  - yep -- the fat is satisfying, the protein too. n/t  grasswire   Oct-12-11 10:48 PM   #12 
  - I'm having yak jerky.  MedicalAdmin   Oct-13-11 05:41 PM   #109 
  - Thank you for this!  Lars39   Oct-12-11 10:34 PM   #8 
  - When I was short of money I would buy a loaf of bread and a jar of peanut butter.  Nye Bevan   Oct-12-11 10:40 PM   #9 
  - I'm not saying this is the cheapest way to eat. But when you've got your crew and are on the go...  JVS   Oct-12-11 10:44 PM   #11 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-13-11 01:25 PM   #52 
  - I remember doing that!  KansDem   Oct-13-11 04:05 PM   #90 
  - Reminds me of  libodem   Oct-13-11 05:31 PM   #108 
  - Bag of rice and dried beans.  MedicalAdmin   Oct-13-11 05:59 PM   #111 
  - Don't forget the cheap-ass burritos  bengalherder   Oct-12-11 10:40 PM   #10 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-13-11 01:29 PM   #55 
  - I still eat those on road trips.  MedicalAdmin   Oct-13-11 06:01 PM   #112 
  - Don't forget the multivitamin with minerals, because you sure didn't get them with dinner  FarCenter   Oct-12-11 10:48 PM   #13 
  - Vitamin supplements are a terrible value  KurtNYC   Oct-13-11 08:17 AM   #28 
     - I'm not proposing that you overdose on vitamins  FarCenter   Oct-13-11 09:27 AM   #35 
     - Inner city grocery stores don't often sell apples  dragonlady   Oct-13-11 10:19 AM   #43 
     - The scenario in the OP was specifically driving to the MacDonalds in a car with the kids  FarCenter   Oct-13-11 11:06 AM   #46 
     - And that sucks.  MedicalAdmin   Oct-13-11 06:08 PM   #115 
     - RDA quotas are very easy to meet  KurtNYC   Oct-13-11 05:15 PM   #104 
     - Yes, there have been multiple large studies recently showing that taking vitamins is a bust or even  anneboleyn   Oct-13-11 01:50 PM   #58 
     - I find a quantifiable different in my energy and hormonal balance  KurtNYC   Oct-13-11 05:19 PM   #105 
     - Please - a note of caution regarding those studies.  MedicalAdmin   Oct-13-11 06:07 PM   #114 
  - K & R  Withywindle   Oct-12-11 10:49 PM   #14 
  - k&r  Starry Messenger   Oct-12-11 10:53 PM   #16 
  - Or, eat nothing but beans and rice because you can get a  Bunny   Oct-13-11 05:03 PM   #101 
  - I think the point of the stories about this...  brooklynite   Oct-12-11 11:29 PM   #18 
  - You betcha it is!  Shandris   Oct-13-11 12:46 AM   #19 
  - I work 12 hour shifts  eilen   Oct-13-11 01:21 AM   #25 
  - Thank you for posting this - many people struggling to make ends meet may not  closeupready   Oct-13-11 09:28 AM   #36 
  - You're welcome. I love my crockpot  eilen   Oct-13-11 10:59 AM   #45 
  - crockpots are good investments  w0nderer   Oct-13-11 06:19 PM   #117 
  - I love my crock pot as well!  DollyM   Oct-13-11 03:27 PM   #76 
  - I like my slow cooker..  JVS   Oct-13-11 02:03 PM   #61 
  - Sorry, no sympathy from me...  brooklynite   Oct-13-11 07:10 AM   #27 
  - Have you ever been poor? From what I remember, the answer is no.  closeupready   Oct-13-11 09:25 AM   #34 
  - What does that have to do with the issue?  brooklynite   Oct-13-11 09:33 AM   #37 
  - Everything - esp. speaks to your stated lack of sympathy.  closeupready   Oct-13-11 09:58 AM   #39 
  - I won't fall into cliches if you won't...  brooklynite   Oct-13-11 10:09 AM   #40 
  - Well, whatever - you don't sympathize; I can and do.  closeupready   Oct-13-11 10:21 AM   #44 
  - Exactly. Can't a poor person get a break once in a while and go to a fast food restaurant?  totodeinhere   Oct-13-11 09:10 PM   #136 
  - I don't quite see the OP in that light  droidamus2   Oct-13-11 04:19 PM   #95 
     - Bingo. You are right.  Jakes Progress   Oct-13-11 04:38 PM   #98 
  - I have and eating out, EVEN AT MCDONALDS WAS A FUCKING TREAT  snooper2   Oct-13-11 01:57 PM   #60 
     - If you have been poor, the prior poster told me that - contrary to my implication - it is irrelevant  closeupready   Oct-13-11 02:06 PM   #62 
     - I don't think you can truly undertand till you have walked in those shoes  snooper2   Oct-13-11 02:19 PM   #65 
     - That's my viewpoint; obviously, everyone is entitled to their own views.  closeupready   Oct-13-11 02:23 PM   #66 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-13-11 03:51 PM   #83 
     - We often project the unmet desires of our youth  LanternWaste   Oct-13-11 03:20 PM   #72 
     - Yea poor people are lazy!!!!!  Muskypundit   Oct-13-11 03:54 PM   #86 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-13-11 03:56 PM   #88 
        - Economic status does not dictate whether lazy or not  snooper2   Oct-13-11 04:07 PM   #91 
        - I am finding  quakerboy   Oct-13-11 09:05 PM   #134 
        - probably want to drop a sarcasm tag there  w0nderer   Oct-13-11 06:36 PM   #119 
           - Yea..... I forget that sometimes people cant pick it up.  Muskypundit   Oct-13-11 06:46 PM   #121 
  - I don't think you lack sympathy or empathy  eilen   Oct-13-11 11:08 AM   #47 
  - Actually, no...  brooklynite   Oct-13-11 01:31 PM   #56 
  - Even if you didn't learn to cook from your family,  eilen   Oct-14-11 01:05 AM   #152 
  - I think it's alright for a well meaning non judgmental person to try to tell poor people that they  totodeinhere   Oct-13-11 09:21 PM   #138 
  - no sympathy from you? big fucking surprise there..  frylock   Oct-13-11 01:19 PM   #50 
  - When's the last time you donated a crock pot (or crock pots) to a local food bank?  Missy Vixen   Oct-13-11 03:01 PM   #71 
  - I imagine we often believe that what we do with convenience and ease...  LanternWaste   Oct-13-11 03:25 PM   #73 
  - Poor people tend to pick up crap food en route  Capitalocracy   Oct-13-11 03:39 PM   #79 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-13-11 03:52 PM   #84 
     - hear hear  w0nderer   Oct-13-11 06:48 PM   #122 
        - Yep, I know from experience...  Capitalocracy   Oct-13-11 07:06 PM   #125 
  - +1  Missy Vixen   Oct-13-11 02:54 PM   #69 
  - Only millionaires cook dinner for their families?  Nye Bevan   Oct-13-11 07:17 PM   #129 
     - Same here.  Rozlee   Oct-13-11 10:25 PM   #150 
  - Of course it is.  lapislzi   Oct-13-11 08:32 AM   #29 
  - Uh, $10 for 5 Banquet family dinners or $10 for one meal. Easy choice for a poor person.  joshcryer   Oct-13-11 10:22 PM   #149 
     - You're ASSuming that poor person has access to a microwave and a fridge  riderinthestorm   Oct-14-11 10:19 AM   #157 
  - you sure are getting lots of kudos  hfojvt   Oct-13-11 12:51 AM   #20 
  - Presentation is key.  Joe the Revelator   Oct-13-11 01:02 AM   #21 
     - you mean  hfojvt   Oct-13-11 01:31 AM   #26 
        - sometimes that's what it takes to get the point across..  frylock   Oct-13-11 01:21 PM   #51 
  - JVS, thanks. I know you are right.  Mimosa   Oct-13-11 01:08 AM   #23 
  - I don't know about the U.S...  foreigncorrespondent   Oct-13-11 01:16 AM   #24 
  - Or, sometimes, working people make bad choices.  Romulox   Oct-13-11 08:53 AM   #30 
  - I'm not saying it's the best choice or only choice, just that it's one choice and an easy choice...  JVS   Oct-13-11 09:01 AM   #31 
     - Right. We all eat 3 times a day (if we're lucky.)  Romulox   Oct-13-11 09:05 AM   #32 
  - All you people who are so self-righteous about how the poor COULD cook nutritious meals  Lydia Leftcoast   Oct-13-11 09:47 AM   #38 
  - If that poster is driving while sleep deprived she's endangering a lot more than just her health..  Fumesucker   Oct-13-11 10:10 AM   #41 
  - I probably would like more sleep  eilen   Oct-13-11 11:41 AM   #48 
  - Exactly, Lydia  Left Brain   Oct-13-11 09:09 PM   #135 
  - The downtown churches here feed people who live exactly like that  Lydia Leftcoast   Oct-13-11 10:20 PM   #148 
  - You're talking about the working poor. And your points are valid. But a lot of newly poor people  totodeinhere   Oct-13-11 09:31 PM   #140 
  - Yep. If you're really hungry, skip the fries and get  Nydari   Oct-13-11 10:18 AM   #42 
  - And when you're broke cheap  JoeyT   Oct-13-11 01:04 PM   #49 
  - +1  ceile   Oct-13-11 01:57 PM   #59 
  - +10000 nt  laundry_queen   Oct-13-11 02:54 PM   #68 
  - Same folks used to be judgemental about food stamps and unemployment too....until some now  lunasun   Oct-13-11 04:09 PM   #93 
  - That's pretty much it. Sometimes a burger and fries out of a bag can be the highlight of the day.  TwilightGardener   Oct-13-11 04:29 PM   #97 
  - ++++ and besides, that $ burger is going to fill you up more than an apple and a  bread_and_roses   Oct-14-11 06:06 AM   #154 
     - Yep.  JoeyT   Oct-14-11 07:28 PM   #160 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-13-11 01:27 PM   #53 
  - Yup, you have to have a kitchen to make meals (higher rent)  riderinthestorm   Oct-13-11 02:10 PM   #63 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-13-11 03:53 PM   #85 
  - At a one-room apartment where I used to live with my wife...  Capitalocracy   Oct-13-11 04:08 PM   #92 
  - Might have saved your life.  AtheistCrusader   Oct-13-11 04:43 PM   #99 
     - No, it was a small gas stove and another small camp stove.  Capitalocracy   Oct-13-11 07:04 PM   #124 
  - +1 n/t  w0nderer   Oct-13-11 07:10 PM   #127 
  - The value menu is where it's at...  yeswecanandwedid   Oct-13-11 02:13 PM   #64 
  - Totally bang on  laundry_queen   Oct-13-11 02:44 PM   #67 
  - K&R!  racaulk   Oct-13-11 03:00 PM   #70 
  - Awesome thread, JVS!  laylah   Oct-13-11 03:27 PM   #75 
  - Sometimes I order food instead of cooking  Capitalocracy   Oct-13-11 03:36 PM   #78 
  - Many poor did not have family who taught them how to even cook/shop so these  lunasun   Oct-13-11 03:39 PM   #80 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Oct-13-11 03:55 PM   #87 
  - Really?  NOLALady   Oct-13-11 10:16 PM   #146 
  - Or go to Lil Caesar's  Politicalboi   Oct-13-11 03:44 PM   #81 
  - If you buy their hot n ready for 5.00 you can feed 4  notadmblnd   Oct-13-11 06:30 PM   #118 
     - Once of those can feed four? Heck, I can sit down and eat one of them all by myself. n/t  totodeinhere   Oct-13-11 09:35 PM   #141 
  - well said....  madrchsod   Oct-13-11 03:49 PM   #82 
  - You really need to post this for repubs to see  abelenkpe   Oct-13-11 04:01 PM   #89 
  - This web site is a good place from prior postings I have read....it is not just repugs  lunasun   Oct-13-11 04:14 PM   #94 
     - really?  abelenkpe   Oct-13-11 05:24 PM   #106 
  - Whe I was in college, I ate off the bargains durring the week  WCGreen   Oct-13-11 04:26 PM   #96 
  - ITT: rationalizations for eating shitty fast food.  Dutchmaster   Oct-13-11 04:49 PM   #100 
  - Who the FUCK said one fucking word about 'being fat'?  Shandris   Oct-13-11 09:57 PM   #145 
     - the ITT: is a major clue  RedRocco   Oct-14-11 07:24 AM   #155 
  - ... but, but .... poor folk should do as "I say"  etherealtruth   Oct-13-11 05:15 PM   #103 
  - Yep and the same goes for taco bell and wendy's  TNLib   Oct-13-11 05:24 PM   #107 
  - One of my secret, guilty pleasures is a McDonald's cheeseburger  Papagoose   Oct-13-11 05:48 PM   #110 
  - I never get a beverage, no matter where I eat. All chains have a value section.  appleannie1   Oct-13-11 06:04 PM   #113 
  - A lot of places charge you for a cup of water. I walk out then.  Manifestor_of_Light   Oct-13-11 06:37 PM   #120 
  - That is the truth.  sandyj999   Oct-13-11 06:51 PM   #123 
  - Here in Argentina, supermarket inflation beats restaurant inflation sometimes  Capitalocracy   Oct-13-11 07:11 PM   #128 
  - Same case in Florida  Harmony Blue   Oct-13-11 09:27 PM   #139 
  - I never even *tasted* "fast food" until I was well into my teens.  Nye Bevan   Oct-13-11 07:22 PM   #130 
  - I wonder if the people who don't think we should be paternalistic towrards the poor  CreekDog   Oct-13-11 07:42 PM   #131 
  - Are you nuts?  humbled_opinion   Oct-13-11 07:42 PM   #132 
  - Please tell me where I can buy hot dogs for 69 cents, tomato sauce for 49 cents?  totodeinhere   Oct-13-11 09:44 PM   #143 
  - I'll bet you walked uphill five miles in the snow, barefoot, to get to school  Missy Vixen   Oct-14-11 03:07 PM   #158 
  - K&R  Jamastiene   Oct-13-11 07:50 PM   #133 
  - K&R n/t  DeSwiss   Oct-13-11 09:13 PM   #137 
  - Because if you can feed yourself and 5 kids 2 tacos each for ten dollars  Hubert Flottz   Oct-13-11 09:38 PM   #142 
  - Here's another reason:  killbotfactory   Oct-13-11 09:50 PM   #144 
  - It's a VALUE choice. It's all about calories for the buck. You got it completely dead on.  joshcryer   Oct-13-11 10:20 PM   #147 
  - A cheeseburger? Fuck that. That's 30 extra cents.  geomon666   Oct-13-11 10:28 PM   #151 
     - Yup - in college I worked fast food and managers would quietly feed us the mistakes. nt  TBF   Oct-14-11 07:30 AM   #156 
        - Let's think good thoughts for people who know others are hungry, and help out.. n/t  Missy Vixen   Oct-14-11 03:19 PM   #159 
 

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