Print Story It's time to hunker down.
By gzt (Fri Oct 10, 2008 at 12:45:37 PM EST) gzt, poverty, crash (all tags)
It's time to hunker down. Food budget approaching $20/week. Award-winning Franzia instead of Glenlivet. Spying on neighbors instead of going to the movies. And always watching out for the first signs of an adventure beginning or a chance to be a freelance hero.

What would I do if I got up and Monday to find my company went bankrupt like that one circus coookie company? I don't have much savings accumulated yet because I'm hella young and, if my company went down, things wouldn't be looking good at all in the rest of my industry, so there wouldn't be much of a chance for me elsewhere. I guess there's always the Navy, if worse came to worst. Actually, that isn't an option, they don't take my kind. But, well, I'm a bright kid. I'd figure something out before I run out of money.

I guess I'm going to dress like Charlie Chaplin for Halloween. I can't manage the moustache, but I can manage the poverty. I may have a party to celebrate the fall of Babylon, the great city.

I don't actually have to start saving money and living poorly here, my salary hasn't changed and they project being able to keep my job around (barring financial apocalypse), but, you never know and I just feel like it. Might as well make my own bread and tighten my belt.

Okay, I've almost burnt enough time to plausibly call it a day. I'll go home, go running until I start coughing, and then waste all evening on crap instead of hanging out with people. I might eat, I haven't decided yet. Woo.

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If you really are hella young by ad hoc (2.00 / 0) #1 Fri Oct 10, 2008 at 01:04:14 PM EST
you could probably make some extra cash standing on a street corner.

The three things that make a diamond also make a waffle.
If you're young by lm (2.00 / 0) #2 Fri Oct 10, 2008 at 02:35:53 PM EST
You can always join the army if push comes to shove.

Or go back to school.

It's the schleps that have a family to support that are fux0red if they have no savings and their employer goes TU.

There is no more degenerate kind of state than that in which the richest are supposed to be the best.
Cicero, The Republic
they don't want my kind, either by gzt (2.00 / 0) #3 Fri Oct 10, 2008 at 02:38:08 PM EST
but, yes, there's always school.

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i've been feeling very antisocial recently by garlic (4.00 / 2) #4 Fri Oct 10, 2008 at 04:17:54 PM EST
and spending a lot of time on crap and ignoring people. Is MNS contagious???

Are you wearing a lot of combat gear by Dr H0ffm4n (4.00 / 4) #5 Sat Oct 11, 2008 at 02:10:06 AM EST
and talking about poo a lot?

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