How do you pretend to be Poor ?

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How do you pretend to be Poor ?

Post by Milord » Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:12 pm

This is awkward, reading, talking to folks, how do you fake it ?

Nobody wants to let on that they might have it better than the next guy, how to be believably humble ?
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Re: How do you pretend to be Poor ?

Post by jaclu » Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:17 pm

By not replying to this post?
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Re: How do you pretend to be Poor ?

Post by Milord » Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:23 pm

Funnily enough, i'd agree with you. Sometimes I can't honestly reply to a post without coming off as a nob.
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Re: How do you pretend to be Poor ?

Post by General Mackevili » Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:33 pm

Milord wrote:
Nobody wants to let on that they might have it better than the next guy, how to be believably humble ?
Says who?

I just tell them I'm a TEFLer. Very little pretending to do. Image
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Re: How do you pretend to be Poor ?

Post by StroppyChops » Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:37 pm

General Mackevili wrote:I just tell them I'm a TEFLer. Very little pretending to do. Image
I'm sure a rich western family will sponsor you soon, though. (And serves you right, you should have been a TESOLer!)
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Re: How do you pretend to be Poor ?

Post by dagenham » Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:43 pm

Hmmm...all those who posted about "how much is enough $$" and so many people there claiming that they all have close (or well over a million US) already for retirement.

OK, since you can "reinvent" yourself on internet forums - I have well over 5 million. Uh huh. But I "need" closer to 10 for a comfortable lifestyle. The trick is that I look and act like a poor uneducated sad sack. Problem solved.
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Re: How do you pretend to be Poor ?

Post by Milord » Wed Jun 11, 2014 2:49 pm

Where is Bosco ? I thought You needed a CELTA to claim hardship.
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Re: How do you pretend to be Poor ?

Post by kiwiincambodia » Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:02 pm

I don't. I just use a $100 bill to light my cigarette and laugh.
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Re: How do you pretend to be Poor ?

Post by Sir_Quality_U_Feel » Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:06 pm

"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.
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Re: How do you pretend to be Poor ?

Post by StroppyChops » Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:08 pm

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.
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