Ever wondered what it’s like to be poor because you’re too busy swimming in money notes?
Well, these Netizens have something to say about it all.
Netizens Share Experiences Of Being Broke, One Used Tissues As Sanitary Pad
On 1 Sep 2019, Twitter user Abeden Mung (@tkdnxv) asked Malaysians to share their experiences with poverty.
Kongsikan pengalaman hidup yang paling ‘miskin’ korang pernah hadap.
— Abeden Mung 📸 (@tkdnxv) September 1, 2019
“Do share your experiences of when you were the poorest in your life,” he wrote.
And suffice it to say; responses were forthcoming. Netizens were honest in their replies, and while it was interesting to read, it was undeniably sad and heartbreaking as well.
Once you’ve read them, you’ll surely understand where I’m coming from.
“When I broke my fast in my room in university, I used to dip dry crackers into tea for a week. I’d put on Hari Raya songs to add to the sad atmosphere,” the comment reads.
Tea-flavoured dry crackers with Hari Raya songs in the background. What.
This comment reads, “I didn’t have money to buy pads. I just used tissues. Until I die, I’ll remember this experience and hope I never have to go through such difficulties again.”
Now, I might not be the most knowledgeable about pads, but I’m pretty sure that you’ve to be darn poor to use tissues as pads.
“I didn’t have any money when I was studying. I went 2 days without eating. I messaged my father to tell him I had no money for food. He came with rambutans and salak fruits. He told me he didn’t have money to give either. Those fruits were all he had. Until I die, I’ll remember that.”
Well, at least fruits are healthy. Health’s priceless, people.
This comment says, “I chewed gum that was cut in 2 to bear the hunger of not eating for 4 days. The day after was the 5th night in which I couldn’t sleep because I was sweating and my heart was palpitating. My friend staying next door fed me Milo 3-in-1. My friend also shared Maggi soup packs with me for a week. May you RIP, Nel, and thank you.”
This is sad on so many levels. And no matter who you are, Nel, you effectively saved a life. RIP.
“I had white bread spread with strawberry jam at 7-Eleven. Luckily they had clean tap water (I had asked the cashier). I did this for more than 2 to 3 months to survive. I lived in my car. My motivation to swallow it was that I repeated in my head, ‘Others don’t even have bread‘ and it’s the best memory that I have.”
That’s one car I wouldn’t want to enter, but thank goodness they’ve gotten out of such a horrible ordeal.
And so, count your blessings people. We might not be the most well off, but keep in mind that we’re not exactly the worst off too.
Appreciate what life has to give you, and be thankful for a roof. Because in the end…
Some wish to have what you already have, desperately.