How do you pretend to be Poor ?

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Re: How do you pretend to be Poor ?

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Sir_Quality_U_Feel wrote:"pretend", yeah.. hehe..

I love telling people I work for an NGO and then gauging their reactions ( facial expressions) and then a few seconds later following it up with " Yeah, I teach English there".... then watching that expression drastically change. It is the small things in life....really.
People ask why we are here and we just say "to provide free education" - the looks of confusion, dawning comprehension, and then abject pity are always predictable and secretly fun.
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Re: How do you pretend to be Poor ?

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Remember the thread about Dr Jekyll, and I would not answer about the time on a Yacht at my Yacht Club, well, Rich Guys are Pricks normally and worse in a Race.
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Re: How do you pretend to be Poor ?

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StroppyChops wrote:
kiwiincambodia wrote:I don't. I just use a $100 bill to light my cigarette and laugh.
I smoked a Cuban cigar last night that a friend had given me before I left Australia. The Khmer partner of an expat mate had never seen one before was fascinated and asked him a dozen questions about it, including price. He quietly asked me how much it cost and I have to be honest, I was ashamed to answer. His partner was truly shocked and only let it slide when he emphasised that it was a present, and that's something Aussie blokes do instead of professing bromance.
They sell some decent Cuban cigars at Samba restaurant.

Very nice indeed.
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Re: How do you pretend to be Poor ?

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I use the name 'vladimir' to post.

In reality, no one knows I have $5 stashed in my Sepp Blatter Swiss Skank account.
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Re: How do you pretend to be Poor ?

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How do you get a fiver up your dick? Learn sumting new everyday.
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With time and Vaseline, all things are possible.
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I stick to still wearing my $12 shoes over 2 years old from Walmart. I've had the serviced twice now. Adds a nice touch when you cross your legs and show them bad boys off.
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Re: How do you pretend to be Poor ?

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OP, pretending to be poor doesn't level the playing-field.

Just treat people as individuals, avoid stereotyping and don't be a dick.
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Stop being reasonable, what do you think this is "the thinking mans forum"?
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kiwiincambodia wrote:Stop being reasonable, what do you think this is "the thinking mans forum"?
:o

You mean, this isn't the Shangrila of Peace, Harmony and #Transparency.



Sounds like you need some luvin'.


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