Dec 19, 2012
answered a bunch of weird questions about himself or herself.
Jun 14, 2012
commented on Text From South Lake Union
Some of those 8-to-5ers are writers, like you Sherman, and they get up every fucking day at dawn, put their security (not ID) badges on and go to work so they can, DUH, support their asses because nobody's thrown endless NEA grants at them so they can contemplate their navels while re-writing the same fucking story over and over.
And drawing sweeping generalizations about people because of their apparent zip code is, kinda, prejudiced, ya know? (Kinda like saying all Indians who live on reservations are unemployed.) I'm sure the sad shits stocking fruit in Whole Foods and the tired deli attendants don't feel "privileged" to be working for a corporation who's founder is staunchly apposed to national healthcare, fights every employee who gets laid off and then tries to draw Unemployment and hires non-union construction workers to build his ugly markets.
Jan 11, 2012
commented on SL Letter of the Day: Over To You, Gang
Interesting because I had a friend who was in very similar situation. She had been (or maybe still is) married for 10 years. She and her hubby both worked in IT industry. She was FOREVER whining about how her husband "didn't sexually satisfy" her and dropping not-subtle hints about being attracted to women. I think she may have even been in a lesbian relationship prior to her marriage.
But now she's married. To a nerdy guy she's not interested in sexually, who makes over $100,000 a year. Plus there's her income. She works whenever she wants, quits whenever she wants, putters around in her garden, spends ungodly amounts of money on various trendy diets and her utterly spoiled pets. Has awesome medical insurance via her husband so she can run to the doctor for any and all real or imagined illnesses. They have two late-model cars both paid for. They have a motorcycle, a hot tub, the standard 'burb dream with hot-n-cold running credit cards. They have gym memberships they rarely use to elite clubs. They take annual anniversary trips to either Mexico or Hawaii. They're house is nearly paid off.
I look at her and wonder WHY she married her poor shlep of a husband if he "does nothing" for her sexually. I can't think of a worse betrayal than to marry someone, support their fickle ass through thick and thin, be denied sex because they're not attracted to me and then find out they cheated on me but were terrified to tell me because I might take away their credit cards, car, healthcare, etc.
My friend wasn't a CPOS, she was a User. And I'll cheer the day I find out her husband found someone who DID like sucking dick!
Oh, and whether the person you cheat with has a dick or a vag makes nooo difference. They're still rejecting their spouse sexually for preference over someone else. Someone who's not married to them, not supporting them, not putting up with their fickle, immature ass.
Oct 13, 2011
commented on Fuck You, Big Banks
No. 41 said "And talk of "credit histories"...WTF is that?"
Yup, it's true. Just remember the hard lesson I learned too late: EVERYTHING is connected to your social security #. My original student loans are named: 123-45-6789-1, 123-45-6789-2, etc. I have a friend who has a mortgage on her home and right at the top, the monthly billing statements list her social and then a dash and the mortgage number.
Once your social is attached to a loan of any kind, you are fucked if you are unable to pay that bill off. It will follow you forever.
I've literally been turned down for cell phone accts and JOBS because they ran checks on my social and saw my outstanding student loans.
The whole system is designed to punish you for being poor and keep you poor.