Disparity

There's an older man who I've sort of known (but not well) for a number of years through a group we're involved in. Some months ago, some members of our group had an activity in his home. I have to admit that seeing what kind of home he lives in changed how I see him. I used to think we had more in common, but now it seems like we're so, so far apart in what our lives look like on a day-to-day basis. Sometimes I forget how different our lives and circumstances can be within what I've thought of as my community.

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Was he

May 26, 2020 at 9:53pm

too rich or too poor?

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What

May 26, 2020 at 11:49pm

was wrong with his home ?

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Life's rich pageant

May 27, 2020 at 2:58am

Well ya got out. That's one. AND you got that story- subtle and oblique. Joyce Carol Oats? Susan Cheever?

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Anonymous

May 27, 2020 at 5:40am

Yeah as soon as I open up to anybody the truth scares them too. See ya.

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So MMM I'll say your guy.

May 27, 2020 at 7:14am

Drug addicted homeless dude, not very attractive or overly interesting unless someone blows interesting smoke bubbles up his ass. They are very strange people out there, the stranger they are the farther away you should be. So why is this such a new trend on here?

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Mystery Post

May 28, 2020 at 8:18am

I guess we'll never know. Was he too wealthy? Too poor? Did he have bad taste, or unusual taste? Was the yard too messy or too manicured? In any case, if you thought you something small in common after years of group meetings, it's pretty odd that one glance at his house undid all that.

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@Mystery post

May 29, 2020 at 11:15am

Not really, unless this person had been lulling her/him in with all types of untrue similarities they have about their world and life views. One look at that type of contradictory personalities living quarters could shout I'm full of shit. I love the silly useless expensive things life gives me by rolling over people. Just saying is all.

3 5Rating: -2

@Mystery post

May 29, 2020 at 11:15am

Not really, unless this person had been lulling her/him in with all types of untrue similarities they have about their world and life views. One look at that type of contradictory personalities living quarters could shout I'm full of shit. I love the silly useless expensive things life gives me by rolling over people. Just saying is all.

6 5Rating: +1

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