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Onemunki says: We live in a world of genuine tragedy, starvation and terror. So, after hearing stories of cruise line passengers complaining at the air conditioning breaking down, what stories of sheer single-minded self-pity get your goat?

(, Thu 1 Mar 2012, 12:00)
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Having lived for a couple of years"on the jam roll"
*Both my missus and myself after our daughter was born - for different reasons & out of our control*
We paid our mortgage (fixed rate), paid all of our bills, fed our selves, clothed ourselves - including nappies for the bub (how un-PC of us!) & still found money so I could enjoy a beer (not my fave tipple but amber fluid non-the-less), the missus could enjoy a regular (not-quite-paint-stripper) wine. I smoke about a pack of cigs a week so we should include them.
We certainly didn't live like kings, but we survived. It can be done.
In my "working lifetime" so far I estimate I have paid about AUD$40,000 in taxes. My missus & I on benefits for just over a year & a half cost a little over $9000. We will be both "self-funded" retirees eventually.
Welfare works if you aren't addicted to a drug, over 35 with a family & mortgage or have mongy children.

What pissed me off about the nay-sayers here is the idea that a lot of them haven't had their job taken away from them (with little or no remuneration) and then had to go for even the shittiest of jobs to be turned down again & again.
If you work for a financial institution and aren't sucking the bosses cock then you could well be next.
Freefair however comes across as a silver-spooned bludger, fuck him.
(, Wed 7 Mar 2012, 12:31, Reply)

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