@EmmaP sometimes "extras" are, like, health care costs, though. sounds like you were also very healthy, which is also very important.
@WayDownSouth it's good? it's made with local, excellent bread that is cut very thick? they use a restaurant kitchen toaster so it's toasted very evenly? there's a lot of butter on it that is spread very evenly? but does it matter? why is your assumption that this must be some sort of charity thing because she's "mentally ill" and you think paying for toast is stupid, rather than that there's a product people actually want to eat?
@WayDownSouth i understand you're trying to be kind, but it's not a fucking sheltered workshop. it's a successful business that's nearly 6 years old! because she works hard and her shit rules. i lived around the corner & went there every day for the best cappuccinos i have ever had, and the toast is next-fucking-level.
@Morbo nnnnnope. I used to work in this field, with low-income students. There is virtually no evidence that these classes make a difference. No positive longitudinal effect has been captured at all.
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i just spent $75 at whole foods so i could eat things i like (chicken tikka masala, key lime pie) and survive over the weekend (pb&j) and not hate everything (flowers). everyone in my family is dead, in prison, or estranged, and i wasn't invited anywhere so i am binge-watching TV and waiting for the day to be over.
@EM i LIKE my mustache tattoo.
urban, lefty, high BMI over here. BRING ON THE DUNKIN DONUTS.
@seaermine right, that's why I said "people with bachelor's degrees working in skilled fields." I'm just saying that if you want to imagine that he's becoming a horrifying statistic, you certainly can, but I think you probably don't have to do that quite yet.
@seaermine I do not want to make light of your anxieties here, but the article specifically said that this is not really an issue for people with bachelor's degrees working in skilled fields (where "skilled" means "requires a bachelor's degree"). This is not something that evenly affects unemployed people across the class spectrum.