Gut Rumbles

February 04, 2005

me and human nature

I wasn't criticizing anybody's blog when I wrote this post. I simply was making a point that I believe in deeply.

I visited my friend catfish last week and we compared notes about being really broke in life. (We're both unemployed now.) One thing I like about Cat is the fact that he grew up like I DID--- you didn't have any goddam money if you didn't earn it. We both started working when we were 12 years old and we never stopped.

Now, after all that blood, sweat and tears, we're both broke-dicked old fuckers who are too pitiful to even blow away. We debated about who became more broke the most times. Yeah, we both knew about the choice between food, cigarettes and gas when you had $10 to last you for a week, and we both slept on bare matressess in a boarding house until we got back on our feet.

I think Joe went broke one more time than I did. But that doesn't matter. We both dug ourselves out of those holes every time. It's funny how so similar our stories are. We both drew the same conclusions: "Right now, I'm fucked. But I can work my way outta this." And we did.

That's why I have no sympathy for a whinebag. You can work your way out of anything.


Great post bowleggs, when we got broke, we just worked a little harder. Sometimes I worked two jobs and ate beans and rice for weeks on end. I would never forget where I came from. Each time I got married, the women would leave me with two children and I would have to work and raise a family. I would never complain, just worked. We always got by. The last ten years have been good to me and I have saved and made a lot of money. I am still helping my four children and friends and yes, I still love beans and rice.

Posted by: Catfish on February 4, 2005 08:16 PM

Add a Paypal tip jar. Hell. I'll throw enough at you for a Taco Bell lunch...I do enjoy most of your musings.

Posted by: kartattack on February 4, 2005 09:35 PM
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