I want to believe

that my luck is going to turn around, that life isn't against me, that there is hope, that life won't always feel this lonely. But when you're working flat out and you're flat broke, eating dollar store rice crackers and applesauce for dinner in an overheated room every night, it's tough.

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OK Then

Jul 22, 2021 at 6:54pm

Three years ago got pancaked between a truck and trailer.
Hospital, operations,list of injuries 3 pages long,4 months in a full time rehab clinic trying to learn how to walk again, etc etc etc.
No fat ICBC payout as it happened at work.
Today- daily pain all over,can't walk very far, hard to tie my shoes, poor sleep,headaches, etc- but I'm alive,not in a wheelchair nor coma, and have all my limbs.

I'll trade you.

Flat Out?

Jul 23, 2021 at 7:04am

Maybe it's time for a job change

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Sending luck and hugs

Jul 23, 2021 at 7:37am

You sound like you have a resilient spirit.

That said, your description reignites my anger at how out of control cost of living has become in and around Vancouver. The fact that the wages in many industries have barely budged since the 90s and cost of food and rent has tripled to quadrupled is criminal.

No one working full time should have to live on applesauce and rice crackers. Hope you catch a break soon. Take care of yourself and know you’re not alone.

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@ok then

Jul 23, 2021 at 8:00am

Newsflash: it isn't a competition. Can't the OP confess that they're struggling in peace? Smh

I agree...

Jul 23, 2021 at 10:13am

... with the pancake guy above. I have something wrong with my legs and now I can't walk more of them well five days ago I decided I'd go for a walk one day and I was like oh my feet don't hurt after then I decided to go for a walk the next day and now I can still feel it so I think on average if that's correct I can maybe do 15 minutes of walking every 3 days if I do it in 2 days then I'll pay for it for a long while. Why is this well I am obese but every doctor I've talked to said that couldn't explain it I have bizarre swellings nothing to be done about that I mean obesity and all that crap running my family on both sides so maybe we're just not very good people. But I'd also trade for you the original poster I mean if I could have my health back I remember when I would just go and walk up Seymour or walk up Linn Valley or do the baden Powell trail or any of those things. No I can barely walk.

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@ OK then

Jul 23, 2021 at 11:25am

Yes, that's exceedingly harsh, but I don't think this is a competition.

X file

Jul 23, 2021 at 1:02pm

I thought this was going to be about aliens

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@ @OK Then, times you

Jul 23, 2021 at 5:52pm

Are both of you really that daft?
Obviously the point of OK Then is to use perspective. No matter how bad you have it, there's always a LOT of people who would gladly trade places with you.
SMH at your lacking of thought,thinking it's a "competition" post

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@@ OK then

Jul 23, 2021 at 6:10pm

I never had any problem making money. I would gladly trade the house and the money in the Bank for being able to walk even I mean I know this is probably a bit hyperbolic but if I could go up coliseum mountain this summer that was my favorite thing to do or if I could go do the Hanes Valley again but I give it all up well presuming had that level of health indefinitely afterward as long as I didn't fuck it up although I don't know how that happened I mean I compare how I live with people I know who are much healthier than me and they like pizza and cheeseburgers I've never even that way maybe that's the problem. If I could start again and just have health I could make all the money I needed it's not hard to make money. All the original poster is whining about his economic problems. I mean maybe there's some mental or physical disability in the background there but I don't get any sense of that I get the sense that it's just someone who's reasonably healthy but not economically successful who's whining

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I knew

Jul 24, 2021 at 1:12am

a lady who worked her ass off but spent her money on clothes, $500 purses and $300 shoes and lived in a basement room..just to look good and impress people-she quit doing that and now lives in a better place..

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