The stars at night are big and bright...

The stars at night are big and bright...
The stars at night are big and bright...

Saturday, March 26, 2011

"I cain't afford ta work"


I was talking with a guy the other day that was complaining he'd been out of work for 2 years and still couldn't find a job, blamed the government for having to live on foodstamps, ect, ect. I thought I'd do him a favor and told him I heard Peterbilt in Denton was hiring close to 1,000 people. I know several people that have been hired in the last week or two.

What was his response? "I cain't afford ta work there".

Huh?

OK, maybe I didn't give it a full sales pitch. "Peterbilt... In Denton... Is hiring 1,000 people. $22 an hour."

Nope, my car gets 14MPG. The gas would kill me. I'd be losing money.

They are paying over $22 an hour and you can't afford to work there? You can't afford to ditch the 1984 Chevy 1/2 ton for a newer car that gets 3 times the gas mileage? You can't afford to relocate closer to the work?  You can't afford to make an effort to get off assistance?

Is the truck really the problem or is it you just don't want to work, but you really like bitching about Democrats, Mexicans and the guvamint for all your problems with your buddies while ya'll kill a 30 pack or two of Natty Lite and Stones with 4 or 5 bags of Food Stamp Cheetos?

2 comments:

The Donald said...

I cain't afford not ta...

The Angry Squaw said...

Standing ovation!!!!!!!!! Yes!!!! I concur!!!!! Lord that pisses me off. I know a few of those people too, and it makes me want to slap the crap out of them!!!