MYKE found the laughing ignorant, even at 12 years old. Dec 30, 2017 0:46:25 GMT
Post by antiram on Dec 30, 2017 0:46:25 GMT
MYKE said:A firm NO. I'm 59, retired since 2013, and living on a monthly pension. Nashville is growing by leaps, and bounds, and the lease on my apartment is up in 4 months. The homes around my complex are now appraised at $500,000.00 give, or take, so I have NO IDEA what I'm facing. An increase I can afford, or homelessness ?
Buying anything that's not an absolute necessity right now would be insane.
I pre ordered the Fleetwood Mac S/T box from Amazon UK a while back, since it was only $50, easy enough to cancel should I need to.
Also the One Step Bridge Over Troubled Water, which has no release date yet, and can also be easily cancelled.
I am not one to find anything funny about another's misfortunes.
That said, I find this hilarious.
A few thoughts...
For any impressionable youngsters lurking here, I will start off with this: Had MYKE spent the last 30 years putting the money he spent on rekkids into an IRA account or even directly into the stock market, and had just left it there, he would probably have the $500,000 he needs to buy one of those fancy Nashville condos. In investing parlance, what the SHites refer to as "physical product" we can call "opportunity loss" because it tied up all his capital and did not earn compounding interest, dividends, or an appreciation in price relative to inflation. In other words, he's facing homelessness due to his addiction, so at least he is in the right thread.
Is MYKE neither able-bodied nor able to use a computer? If the pension isn't cutting it (most of us will never even get one), why doesn't he move his ass and do something instead of counting the months left on his lease as they dwindle to zero? There are so many legit ways to make solid money via the internet now. They involve some interface with the real world, as in Uber or home tutoring or other services that people have turned into real jobs, so if MYKE has no legs or is on an iron lung, that won't work. But I have very little sympathy for people who claim poverty and also claim there is no work for them to do. In the internet era, there are jobs for everyone.
I can see he is in angst about it; it is a terrible feeling to have NO IDEA what will happen, especially staring 60 in the face.
However, in the midst of this looming homelessness, what does he do? Drops 50 bucks on fucking Fleetwood Mac! Probably an album he has three or four copies of, too. 50 bucks might cover the increased rent for a month, and yet like a monkey he trades that good money for a piece of plastic.
And he didn't mention the Bridge Over Troubled Water is $99.99
$150 gone. Dropped on shit he has etched deeply enough into his brain that he probably doesn't even need to play a record to hear the whole thing in his head.
$150 would cover most rent increases. Or, they'd pay some utilities. Or maybe a month's worth of gasoline, or food. Paying for any of those would ease his anxiety a little. But no; he'll be homeless with two vinyl box sets tucked under his shabby looking arm.
As always though, he sees none of this. His crisis is all somebody else's fault. Those greedy landlords jacking rent. It couldn't possibly be his own fault for spending money on garbage his whole life and leaving himself nothing to retire on?
Finally, for him to post all that in public to those other degenerates is pretty pathetic.
One last word for the young people here: if you have to be like MYKE and throw away money, I highly recommend heroin. At least you can get fucking stoned from it. What does MYKE get? Scoffed at at Stereo Central, and that's it.