Hate to say it, but it is personal question. Would you do it because you need food, or would you based on some other reason, wait until you get your unemployment check which is in 5 days?
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Yes, I helped out at a Christmas Day free lunch for the "down-and-outs" one year. Yet, by the end of it I was literally disgusted at the numbers of families, kids, and everyone who were obviously well off..... there just through laziness!
I have a VERY hard time imagining the well off (nice home, 2 cars, full 'fridge, big screen in the f.r., closets full of Armani suits, diva dresses, and top brand kids' wear, etc. choosing to be "lazy", get dressed up (pride) and do the food bank!
I found that it is a deeply personal experience, and that I had to do what would help me feel better about myself, so I walked to my nearest supermarket and used the bus-fare I would have used to get to a food bank and back.
Just got back.
I looked at my bus fare, then I looked at the list of food banks, and decided to buy cheap oatmeal and sugar. I'm by myself, but I have done the food banks before for my family.
Today I keep my pride....
You'd never lost it, sir! These "safety nets" as some lucky ones call them - are there, righteous, and needed. They don't realize that "net" is inapt, as you'd already face-planted on one hard road & were picking up, dusting off, moving on - ag
Thanks! As soon as my check gets here I'll buy a bigger box of oatmeal, with fixings for salads.
Seriously not raggin' on you, but I think you just called yourself irrational! No shame in going (true), but you'd sooner starve than go to one? Not sure I understand.
The top part I believe to be sarcasm, the lower a more reasonable response. I myself admit to sometimes not being rational, liking my pride and hunger irrational source of inspiration for poetry and life experience.
Stanwshura, the top was thinly veiled sarcasm. The word "seriously" at the beginning of the second paragraph helps you distinguish this fact.
Eugene, if your proud to the point of starving yourself to death, then I'm not sure the point of asking.
It wasn't a pride question, but pride on my part had some influence. I had to choose between using my last bit of bus-fare to go to food bank with the risk of being turned away, or buy cheap oatmeal.
I'm happy I love oatmeal!
D'oh! Tha-yer'z yer sahn! An' I walked right into it!
I made the call to a food bank this morning.
For myself I had a dilemma: use my bus-fare to get food from a food bank that might turn me away or buy oatmeal and hang on for 5 days.
I hope to never make that decision again.