Unlucky events always feel shitty, no matter who you are, or how much you have in your wallet. There are, however, a few instances when life’s little “fuck you” moments pack and extra punch when you’re a Broke-Ass. Below are my most recent, and least favorite examples of this phenomenon.
1. Thieving washer/dryer. After a month of not doing laundry, you’ve finally saved up enough quarters to wash a load or two. Not so fast, dirty drawers! Right when you need it the most, the machine you’ve chosen at random will without fail, steal all your money and refuse to do it’s machine duty, sentencing you to another week of smelling like a hamper.
2. Unpaid debts. Nobody wants to be that person who lends a friend $5 and then incessantly nags the debtor to settle up. When you’re broke, those five bucks may mean your weekly ramen stipend, but you’re still a dick if you seem worried over such a trivial amount. Sucks.
3. Broken items. Expensive items that are integral to daily survival seem to break when there is absolutely no way you can afford to replace them. I guess that’s why God invented credit cards, but still, couldn’t the ipod have crashed on pay day and/or never?
4. Losing shit. Permanently misplacing any prized possession is un-fun, but it stings a little more when you can’t reach into your money vault a la Scrouge McDuck, and promptly buy a new one. I mean, I know material possessions aren’t what it’s all about, but I really liked that scarf. And now my neck is cold.
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