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Victoria Barrett Jan 19
Former poor kids: what are some things you have in your house that you *never* had as a kid, things your not-poor friends would never consider luxuries?
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Stefsopla
I just remember watching my mom chew her lip while the grocery store clerk rang up our groceries. She was so stressed and would take things off the belt if we went over. My sister and I view wealth as “getting whatever you want at the grocery store”.
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ruthls Jan 20
In the 60's my mom had this little red plastic counting thing with four buttons that she would click the price into as she added to the cart (pre-calculators). I had forgotten about that until now.
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ruthls Jan 20
Wonder how she could afford to buy this. Might have been a give away.
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MB Jan 20
Despite knowing it won’t be declined I have that pang at the end when there’s the 5 second pause to approve. Every. Single. Time.
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pixiestix1207 Jan 21
We used to have to play check roulette. Go get groceries on Wednesday when we were out of everything- baby formula , diapers and milk- , and hope the check didnt go through until Friday. Didnt always work.
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Robert Connelly Jan 21
That's a good attitude to have.
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Jonna Jan 21
This. Not counting it all up in your head while getting it, but actually just picking anything in the store and not worry about money at the checkout. It's so frikking stressful to not have money. (I'm in no way well off now, but I have a buffer for the first time in my life.)
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Katherine “Kate” Skrabanek Jan 21
I still get nervous grocery shopping.
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TKWills Jan 21
This. Except so many times it was way over. And we’d have to just walk away. Having just ordered my groceries to be delivered, I’m feeling a little nauseated. Like I have no right to be so frivolous.
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April Jan 21
This so much!!
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Perry Brubaker Jan 21
This is a fabulous definition of wealth.
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