he used to do this to my sister and he also does it to my mum. everything is always negative. all he ever says is “other people are doing it tough” yeh sure, the bums and drunks and homeless are but most people who can afford to run a car are not. to us poor is being down to last 20 cents to catch the bus but he doesn’t understand a lot of people its being down to their last 20,000 dollars. I save for things I have to. I have to save for courses, I have to save for holidays, I have to save to see the doctor, I have to save to buy a new dishwasher. I can’t get easy credit. no one helps me get a life or fuck. my father says we shouldn’t go on holidays if we want to call ourselves poor. well, sometimes you need to have something to look forward to. the hope of even finding a man cuz there are none in this town. my father is always the guilt tripper and I want to enjoy my holidays. next time he can stay home.