People Who Grew Up Poor Share What They Couldn't Afford (19 GIFS)

Posted in GIF       21 Nov 2022       1743       7 GALLERY VIEW

"Orange juice.

As a kid, I vowed to be able to afford as much orange juice as I wanted when I got older.

Started working in high school and used my first paycheck to buy a gallon of orange juice. I drank it all in one day and got horrible diarrhea."

 

"Things at the book fair. You could probably buy a good hoard of stuff from the book fair for 30-50 dollars looking back.

I was given $7 one year to buy something, and I couldn’t afford a book."

 

"New clothes for no reason. I was so confused when I got to high school and girls would just suddenly have the new trend piece, I didn’t understand why they were just allowed to have them."

 

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"Name brand cereal!

I was looked at crazy in first grade when I said an off-brand name cereal was my favorite."

 

"Crayola, you knew if you were a RoseArt kid."

 

"Having actual tissues instead of toilet paper to blow your nose."

 

"A two-story house. If you had stairs, you were rich."

 

"A fridge with an ice dispenser."

 

"Remember those electric car things kids use to have? Anybody know what I’m talking about?"

 

"Caprisuns. Lunchables."

 

"Kitchen islands."

 

"Filling up the whole gas tank."

 

"Participation in school activities.

I wanted to be part of color guard so badly."

 

"Traveling by plane.

As a kid I never been in an airplane, I always thought that was for extremely rich people."

 

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"Owning more than one TV.

I felt like a Rockefeller when I got my grandparent’s old 13-inch Zenith TV because she upgraded to a 32″ Sony Trinitron for the bedroom."

 

"Mechanical pencils."

 

"Fruit by the Foot, fruit snacks, pudding cups, Gatorade."

 

"A pool."

 


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Arminda 2 month s ago
We weren’t really poor when I was young but - there were 6 kids - so I can relate to a lot of these.
       
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Drea 2 month s ago
One year I got a used ten speed. Loved it. Of course mine looked like a french fairy. Lots of the wrong color.
       
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Midge 2 month s ago
a lot of this cr#p is still expensive.
ice maker fridge? $2k
cheap cereal? $6
2ply toilet paper? $200
       
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Woody 2 month s ago
#4 Clothes from a store... and not the giant black garbage bags that people would leave on our doorstep for us (6 siblings). Size was a gamble.
       
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Woody 2 month s ago
#7 Toilet paper... for years only old newspaper or magazines were available... IF the water was turned on and the pipes not broken, or frozen.
       
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Woody 2 month s ago
#14 After School activities too. Got to join soccer league once, went to all the practices, but parents never bothered to find out when games were happening, never got to playing one.
       
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Woody 2 month s ago
Seafood...
Always thought anything from the ocean was for rich people. Cheap pollock "Fishsticks", were the closest to seafood I ever got until literally moving next to ocean.
       
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