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View Diary: Poll: How nice are my towels? What I learned from my Community Fundraising diary, with pooties. (46 comments)

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  •  I've got some towels that are even nicer looking (6+ / 0-)

    than those! Very thick and heavy--I got them on clearance at TJ Maxx for $5 each. I also have a really nice leather couch in my living room--I paid $100 for it at a yard sale. But...some people in my household are sleeping on air mattresses until I can afford to go out and get some new beds--and we've been eating dinner in the living room until I can get a dining room set for the kitchen. To make a long story short, we had an emergency that required us to move on very short notice, and it will take us a little while to recover from the financial blow. But if I took a picture of my couch, some people might assume that I'm rich! On the other hand, I'm capable of working and eventually making the money I need to take care of those kinds of things--unlike many here on Dkos, who might be disabled, or are otherwise unable to go out and make the money they need to take care of those kinds of things--and that's the kind of people who have been getting help from the community fundraisers.

    I really don't understand how somebody could extrapolate--from the appearance of a couple of towels, that a person has too much money to need any help. Or that simply because a person owns their home, that they have resources. Plenty of poor people own their own homes--they managed to buy it at an earlier time in their lives when they were better off financially.

    So I tend not to judge people who say they need help--especially if it is somebody I've been seeing on here for a long time.

    •  yep...I am the queen of the clearance aisle! (5+ / 0-)

      Bought some high end towels and sheets at Macy's during their clearance. If they want a new 'look' and are willing to sell $15 towels for $4-5, count me in!  

      Missed the fundraising....had one of my own for another kossack and they are time consuming and emotional.

      I'll be more aware next time and be prepared to smack down pains in the butt.

      Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1841

      by SallyCat on Sun May 20, 2012 at 12:33:01 PM PDT

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