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endangered-justice-seeker: One of the most important things you can teach your kids is when and how to say no to authority figures. Off-topic but what odd bowties.: erinSCIF for America @erinscafe An 11-year-old told his class he was thankful that his dads were going to adopt him, and the substitute teacher told him "that's nothing to be thankful for." The three girls who stood up for this boy and went to get the principal are actual heroes. A Utah substitute told 5th graders that 'homosexuality is wrong.' She was escorted out after 3... P sltrib.com erinSCIF for America @erinscafe He "told his dads that he understood what the substitute was saying. D.M. said he didn't speak up, though, because he's had two failed adoptions before and didn't want his dads to rethink their decision, with his final court hearing coming up on Dec. 19." "He was so fearful that this could make us think that we don't want to adopt him," van Amstel said, trying not to cry. "That's definitely not going to happen. But this situation really hurt him. This person really hurt us." erinSCIF for America @erinscafe Like, these girls asked her to stop multiple times and then walked right tf out of class and straight to her boss. The kids are all right. Three girls asked her to stop multiple times. But she continued, so they walked out of the room to get the principal. As the substitute was escorted out of the building, she was still arguing, trying to make her point, the boy's fathers say they were told by school officials. "She also tried to blame our son," said one of the boy's dads, Louis van Amstel, “and told him that it was his fault that she went off." endangered-justice-seeker: One of the most important things you can teach your kids is when and how to say no to authority figures. Off-topic but what odd bowties.

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Wow: uncleromeo when I was 11, my (black) neighbor witnessed my house being broken into. she called the police to report the crime. I came home from school and the robber was still inside. I personally watched as a man I didnt know walked out of my home with our stuff. the police didnt show up for 3 days. when they did, they told us there was nothing the could do because we "staged the house". they claimed we hid our tv's and valuables to make it look like more was actually stolen. they never asked for a description, never visited the neighbor who saw the break-in, anf as they left, they told us that stolen property is almost never recovered and we should "buy more and get on with [our] lives" when I was 23, I was dog-sitting for a (white) friend. her neighbor called the police and said there was a strange black man in her yard. the police showed up in 5 minutes. 6 units, 12 officers, stormed the back yard as I was running around with the dog. some came through the house and I know for a fact that the front door was locked. they damaged around $5000 worth of property, took her dog to the pound, and me to jail. my friend had to cut her trip short and drive 4 hours back to get me from jail and explain to police in person that she knew me. because "that could be anybody on the phone". the neighbor was with her when she came. we had met several times before. she was neither embarrassed nor apologetic. moral of the story? too many of us have lived this. too many of us didn't survive. Wow

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That manager deserves a raise via /r/wholesomememes https://ift.tt/2Ys5gCM: X r/AskReddit Posted by u/Tristanmemes123 8h 1 2 All You can eat buffet workers what are your horror stories? Discussion 27.1k 6.8k Share JTOP COMMENTS Jef_Wheaton 5h S 3 Awards Not a "Horror" story, just funny. I worked at Wendy's when they had salad bars. You could get a single-serving bowl (They used to serve eat-in chili in Styrofoam bowls, and the Large doubled as a chili bowl), or "All you can eat" platters. (The Taco Salad bottom plate.) On a slow afternoon, this guy came in and got a single serving bowl. After a few minutes, our manager motioned to me and the sandwich guy to discreetly take a look at the salad he was making. The guy had filled the bowl with salad, then made a ring of overlapping cucumber slices to extend the lip of the bowl upwards. He filled that with salad, then added another ring. It took several minutes to build this thing, but by the time he'd finished, he had a tower of salad well over a foot tall, wth multiple rings of cucumber slices containing it. That salad was an engineering marvel. He carefully carried it back to his table, sat down, then looked up guiltily as our manager walked out to him. The manager handed him a "free item" coupon, and said, "That is the most impressive salad I have ever seen. Your next one is on me." 22.9k Reply That manager deserves a raise via /r/wholesomememes https://ift.tt/2Ys5gCM

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Found this old thread with new stories in it. I hope people keep adding more.advice-animal.tumblr.com: envyadams today at work i let someone into a dressing room and they said thanks" and half of me tried to say "you're welcome" and the other half tried to say "no problem and i ended up saying 'your problem ea this post had me in tears I was hoping the notes would be full of similar stories, but they're not, so I'll add my story for anyone else looking for more laughs I had to go to a library to pay a fee and I was practicing in the car between "I have to pay a fine and " have to pay a fee" and I walked in and firmly stated "I have to pee and slapped a five dollar bill on the counter (the fee was like ten cents) and walked out. This was like three years ago and I still haven't been back My friend was driving and we were almost past our turnof so I tried to say "quick and "tast at the same time and I ended up screaming "QUACK which ended up with him judging me very hard and missing the turn Recently someone in class asked me how I was doing and I started off saying I was good but switched to I'm okay in the middle and ended up saying "I'm gay. Which, while kind of accurate, was not what I meant to announce to my classmate This Halloween I was handing out candy and a child said "trick or treat and I smiled gave them their candy and apparently my mouth betrayed me and I said "Merry Christmas" and proceeded to sit down and look up to the sky for answers while their mother laughed at me I was switching between Bye Deanna and "Goodbye and I ended up saying "Go Die Sometimes I try to say "I fucking love you but it comes out in the wrong order and then everyone's uncomfortable. When I first started my coffee shop job, I was still getting used to greeting customers as they came in the door. A man walked in, and in the jumble of trying to say, "How are you doing? and "What's up? I ended up demanding "What are you doing here? something really cool happened once at the office and i started to say "im so amazed but halfway through my mind changed to "that's really amazing and i just ended up saying "Tm really so amazing one time i was out in the woods in the spring when the birds were just beginning to come out again and i went to say "Tm so pumped for the birds" and "Tm so hyped for the birds and instead i said "I'm so humped for birds Once I was walking to school and there was a guy walking his dog and the dog came to me and started sniming me and I was in such a good mood and when I passed by his owner I wanted to say like 'hello" or 'good morning" or "cute dog" or something like that and I ended up looking up at him, smiling real big, and saying thank you I was at the convenience store and I was going to buy a drink, but dropped my keys and the drink when I got to the register so I got caught between "my drink "MY KINK and my keys and ended up screaming I walked up to this register.in a target. When the cashier finished checking me out she said have a good day, andi wanted to say You have a good day" and "You too" so it came out You have a good do do I FUCKIN H HIT MY HEAD ON A CHAIR FROM LAUGHING TOO HARD AT THIS FUCKING POS T This post is too good. I once tried to say have a nice day or have a good day to a customer and said 'Have a nude gay!. Still haven't recovered. OOC: i get really used to working nights or days at my work so i'm oftern jumbled between 'have a nice night and have a good day" so often it comes out as "have a nice neigh" or "have a good date" or occasionally even "have a night die" When I interviewed for my lab position I tried to ask how much I would have to handle the mice and rats but I was nervous so I actually said rice and mats" instead At DnD my friends and I were eating snacks, like you do. We had some chips and some beef jerky and some other stu Now one of my friends is a vegetarian, and he was steering clear of most of the meat products Out of the corner of my eye I see my other pal offer him a bag of what I ASSUMED was jerky since that's what they were eating before- As I turned to stop him from eating "meat- what I started to say was "oh no" but finished with "no don't INSTEAD i wound up screaming "ODIN and crushing the harmless chip in my friends hand A friend who worked in retail once told me that their manager wanted them to respond to a thank you with It's my pleasure and said "You're my pleasurel instead of "You're welcome" and my friend messed it up When I was sixteen, I was a lifeguard at the YMCA and you could shortcut through the pool to get to the basketball court. A lot of hyped up kids would pass through and run on the slippery tile, so l'd have to tell them to stop. Once, I was about to yell, "DONT RUN," and tried to change it to "WALK" at the last second but I ended up just bellowing "RUNI at a couple of preteens who did in fact, make for the door like they were in a horror movie. kellyoxenfree Source: archive95205 Found this old thread with new stories in it. I hope people keep adding more.advice-animal.tumblr.com
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lucidnirvana: natsa-is-a-free-elf: thebloodymaze: professorfangirl: youhavenoleveragedarlings: mightxrein: jakeybobakey: rinthewin: caffenespeaks: the legend This makes me so happy, and yet so sad. He was smart, he was a writer (you could tell by his phrasing) and this is something he TRULY cares about. That boy has a heart and he cares. He sees the truth for what it is and he refuses to sit idly and watch as the youth of america just stumbles by. BUT the teacher was done. She didn’t care. She was fed up. BUT the students were uncaring, even laughing, as this young man walked out BUT this video was put online to be deemed as a joke and embarrass that boy. THAT is unexceptionable THAT is not right. If you are this young gentleman  if you are his relative, or if you have ever done something similar. I am so proud of you To take your opinion and share. NOT ONCE did he threaten her, NOT ONCE did he raise his voice above a proper projection so that the class could hear his words  NOT ONCE did he insult her in any means past how she was behaving with her job. He didn’t undermine her. He didn’t hurt her, and yet he gave his message and left in peace. That makes him a true, undeniable, super hero in my eyes. Thank you sir. My mom, an elementary school teacher, clapped an applauded this boy when I showed this to her. That boy is great hot damn this kid knows where it’s at No, seriously, listen to this guy: “You want kids to come into class, you want ‘em to be excited for this? You gotta come in here and make ‘em excited. You want a kid to change and start doing better, you gotta touch his freakin’ heart. And when you come in here like you did last time and you make a statement about ‘this is my paycheck,’ indeed it is. But this is my country’s future and my education.” I would ask him to be my TA so fucking fast. long hair kid for president I do love the fact that this was taken with the intention to humiliate him, but instead it backfired and pretty much everyone who has watched this has cheered and applauded this guy. I don’t think I’ll ever forget this. : lucidnirvana: natsa-is-a-free-elf: thebloodymaze: professorfangirl: youhavenoleveragedarlings: mightxrein: jakeybobakey: rinthewin: caffenespeaks: the legend This makes me so happy, and yet so sad. He was smart, he was a writer (you could tell by his phrasing) and this is something he TRULY cares about. That boy has a heart and he cares. He sees the truth for what it is and he refuses to sit idly and watch as the youth of america just stumbles by. BUT the teacher was done. She didn’t care. She was fed up. BUT the students were uncaring, even laughing, as this young man walked out BUT this video was put online to be deemed as a joke and embarrass that boy. THAT is unexceptionable THAT is not right. If you are this young gentleman  if you are his relative, or if you have ever done something similar. I am so proud of you To take your opinion and share. NOT ONCE did he threaten her, NOT ONCE did he raise his voice above a proper projection so that the class could hear his words  NOT ONCE did he insult her in any means past how she was behaving with her job. He didn’t undermine her. He didn’t hurt her, and yet he gave his message and left in peace. That makes him a true, undeniable, super hero in my eyes. Thank you sir. My mom, an elementary school teacher, clapped an applauded this boy when I showed this to her. That boy is great hot damn this kid knows where it’s at No, seriously, listen to this guy: “You want kids to come into class, you want ‘em to be excited for this? You gotta come in here and make ‘em excited. You want a kid to change and start doing better, you gotta touch his freakin’ heart. And when you come in here like you did last time and you make a statement about ‘this is my paycheck,’ indeed it is. But this is my country’s future and my education.” I would ask him to be my TA so fucking fast. long hair kid for president I do love the fact that this was taken with the intention to humiliate him, but instead it backfired and pretty much everyone who has watched this has cheered and applauded this guy. I don’t think I’ll ever forget this.
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meme-mage: The Over Thinking Kingdom Are you a “ruminator”? Does your mind always return to old arguments and recent spats? Do you endlessly relive scenarios and try to figure out what you “should’ve said” Learn to escape mental traps and stop missing out on what’s going on. Are you always “stuck in your head”? Do you need advice and inspiration to take charge of your life and stop feeling so stressed? If so, Over Thinking Kingdom is the book for you! You’re not alone! The author, Jasmine Farrell, was once so “in her head” that she actually walked out into traffic! Let her take you by the hand and show you how she handles her tendency to over think with this amazing one-month course! http://www.amazon.com/Over-Thinking-Kingdom-Jasmine-Farrell-ebook/dp/B014AF1RSY : OVER THINKING KINGDOM JASMINE FARRELL meme-mage: The Over Thinking Kingdom Are you a “ruminator”? Does your mind always return to old arguments and recent spats? Do you endlessly relive scenarios and try to figure out what you “should’ve said” Learn to escape mental traps and stop missing out on what’s going on. Are you always “stuck in your head”? Do you need advice and inspiration to take charge of your life and stop feeling so stressed? If so, Over Thinking Kingdom is the book for you! You’re not alone! The author, Jasmine Farrell, was once so “in her head” that she actually walked out into traffic! Let her take you by the hand and show you how she handles her tendency to over think with this amazing one-month course! http://www.amazon.com/Over-Thinking-Kingdom-Jasmine-Farrell-ebook/dp/B014AF1RSY

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officialstarscream: littlealiceisinwonderland: haedia: thewolfofnibu: stahscre4m: there are guys in my dorm who decided to play cards in the elevator see what intrigues me about college isn’t the intellectual pursuit or the bonding or whatever, its the fact that people have the freedom to do random shit like this Okay, everybody, I have a story about random shit in college. When I was in college, there was a particular class I took where, no matter what time you walked into class, if you made it into the room before the professor, you wouldn’t be counted late. I mean, that’s a pretty cool policy, given how some professors are really obnoxious about attendance.  Well, one time, a fellow student of mine was running late to class. As she reached the edge of the building, she saw her professor making it to the front steps (super long rectangular building here). He looks up from walking and he sees her. He then points to his watch, gives her a well-meaning “Look who’s late” face, and walks on inside. What he didn’t know, though, was that this particular student was like freakishly good at bouldering and related climbing skills, so she was just like “Fuck it” and SCALED THE BUILDING! She tapped on the window of the 4th floor classroom (the floors had like 20ft ceilings, so, she was quite a ways up there), nearly making one student piss himself. They opened the window, she rolled through, onto the floor, and slid into her seat about five seconds before the professor opened the door to the classroom.  He did a double take, started to say “How the hell d—” when a security guard ran in, red-faced and panting, pointed at her and bellowed “STOP DOING THAT!” Okay random college story of my dads. He was taking a history class and they were writing a timed paper during the class and when the time ended, the professor told everyone to turn in their papers or they would not be graded. One boy in the class wasn’t finished with his paper when the time was up so he continued to write the paper until the class finished. When it did he went to the turn in the paper. The professor told him that he could not hand in his paper outside of the time restraint because it wasn’t fair to the rest of the people in the class. So the boy went up to the professor desk and asked “do you know who I am? DO YOU KNOWWHO I AM??” The professor calmly told him “no I don’t know who you are.” The boy said “good!” And stuffed his paper into the stack on the professor’s desk of all the papers that had been turned on time and then walked out of the class. The professor has no choice but to grade his paper. My favorite thing about this post is that people keep adding college stories to it and they’re so much fun to read : In Case of Fire Do lot Use Elevator Use Stairs officialstarscream: littlealiceisinwonderland: haedia: thewolfofnibu: stahscre4m: there are guys in my dorm who decided to play cards in the elevator see what intrigues me about college isn’t the intellectual pursuit or the bonding or whatever, its the fact that people have the freedom to do random shit like this Okay, everybody, I have a story about random shit in college. When I was in college, there was a particular class I took where, no matter what time you walked into class, if you made it into the room before the professor, you wouldn’t be counted late. I mean, that’s a pretty cool policy, given how some professors are really obnoxious about attendance.  Well, one time, a fellow student of mine was running late to class. As she reached the edge of the building, she saw her professor making it to the front steps (super long rectangular building here). He looks up from walking and he sees her. He then points to his watch, gives her a well-meaning “Look who’s late” face, and walks on inside. What he didn’t know, though, was that this particular student was like freakishly good at bouldering and related climbing skills, so she was just like “Fuck it” and SCALED THE BUILDING! She tapped on the window of the 4th floor classroom (the floors had like 20ft ceilings, so, she was quite a ways up there), nearly making one student piss himself. They opened the window, she rolled through, onto the floor, and slid into her seat about five seconds before the professor opened the door to the classroom.  He did a double take, started to say “How the hell d—” when a security guard ran in, red-faced and panting, pointed at her and bellowed “STOP DOING THAT!” Okay random college story of my dads. He was taking a history class and they were writing a timed paper during the class and when the time ended, the professor told everyone to turn in their papers or they would not be graded. One boy in the class wasn’t finished with his paper when the time was up so he continued to write the paper until the class finished. When it did he went to the turn in the paper. The professor told him that he could not hand in his paper outside of the time restraint because it wasn’t fair to the rest of the people in the class. So the boy went up to the professor desk and asked “do you know who I am? DO YOU KNOWWHO I AM??” The professor calmly told him “no I don’t know who you are.” The boy said “good!” And stuffed his paper into the stack on the professor’s desk of all the papers that had been turned on time and then walked out of the class. The professor has no choice but to grade his paper. My favorite thing about this post is that people keep adding college stories to it and they’re so much fun to read
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17mul: cosmic-noir: blackgirlshit: dickprintbandit: flyandfamousblackgirls: “How A Homeless Single Mother Became A Millionaire in 18 Months” After a separation from her husband, Elon Bomani and her newborn son moved into a women’s shelter. She says, “I found myself homeless because I had given up my power. I bought into the idea that men were better at math than women even though I had graduated with two degrees. I was programmed that men are supposed to be the providers and handle the checkbooks.” “I went to the library and punched in millionaire and I read every single book on biographies of millionaires, anything dealing with money, stocks, bonds, real estate, commodities trading, e-business, taxes, you name it.” Bomani’s first priority was to leave the shelter and move into her own home. Though she had $36 dollars in her checking account, she knew her dream could come true. With the advice of her father, she studied real estate guru Carleton Sheets’ “no money down programs.” She found a lender that would finance 100 percent of her home loan. She asked the seller to pay closing costs on the $125,000 home and walked away from the closing with a $625 dollar check. Without a job, Bomani says, this was just the beginning of her journey. “I thought creatively. I rented out my room. By renting out one of my rooms, that gave me half the mortgage, the other half was her (roommate) deposit. “I didn’t have to pay my first mortgage until a month and a half later. With a new wealth consciousness, she recognized the housing market was profitable at the time and then took equity out of her home to invest in other properties. “I did speculative real estate investing. I went to new developments and put a down payment on property to hold it until it closed. The property closed within a year and it had already increased in excess of $100,000. So I invested approximately $20,000 ($5,000 on four properties) using cash advances from credit cards, not even my money. I walked out of the deal with $400,000.” “I accumulated over 16 pieces of real estate property over the course of three years. In doing so, that gave me a net worth of $2 million dollars and I was able to live off the positive cash flow of the real estate. “Being a millionaire, it’s a formula to it. If you study it and practice it, you’ll become it.” Today, Bomani owns and operates four companies and has a book out, titled: “Dynamic Diva Dollars.” WOW! Salute a Real One When You See On 😵😵😵 goals 😎 inspiration I dont mean to denigrate her experience but this is all wrong. There is no formula to success or being rich. This is false and is constantly being preached by pro-capitalists who think that the poor are simply lazy/doing the wrong thing and that the rich are culturally, morally, and cognitively superior. YES, having goals, getting an education, changing bad habits, and studying successful people can all SLIGHTLY INCREASE THE PROBABILITY of you succeeding but it is in no way formulaic in the sense that if you do X thing you will become rich. As a sedulent student of economics, the data show that most rich people are rich because there family was rich or because they got lucky. People do not like this conclusion but a lot of data support this. I would recommend reading Nasim Taleb’s book called “The Black Swan” which shows you just how much randomness and luck play a role in our everyday lives. I would also read Daniel Kahneman’s masterpiece “Thinking Fast and Slow” which shows you in several parts of the book how Ceo’s, companys, and many great figures got to where they were because sheer luck.  Don’t believe me ? Well let’s look at Elon Bomani (the single mother this post is about).  “she recognized the housing market was profitable”   well here is a sign of luck. Sure she recognized the housing market was profitable (i doubt most people who claim they know when something is good or bad in the economy since the economy isn’t the easiest thing to read but thats a subject for another time) but had the market been bad due to her being homeless during the wrong time (luck) she wouldn’t have been successful or as successful. Also her finding someone who would give her credit given her homelessness  and her being black and female is not only unlikely but super lucky of her. I have more to say but frankly I won’t cus this post is too long , but the reason why I am against this kind of rhetoric isn’t because i want to silence a WOC and her experiences - it’s because this kind of rhetoric is harmful and just not true because 1. most of the rich people you’d study had a lot of privilege to begin with 2. most really rich people had some aspect of luck play into their lives (remember they are outliers to begin with)  3. telling poor people to simply glorify the rich and their habits implies many negative things that aren’t true 4. capitalism is a system that depends on people to be on the bottom. even if everyone tried to do this (her method) and even if it did work (it doesnt but lets pretend it does) …. it would fail since you can’t all have millionaires. you NEED poor people under capitalism. at least in america. idk i hate being negative on people’s success stories but i also dont want bad information being spread around. im happy she became successful but she is one out of a million people who try to do the same and fail. Im happy for her though. : 17mul: cosmic-noir: blackgirlshit: dickprintbandit: flyandfamousblackgirls: “How A Homeless Single Mother Became A Millionaire in 18 Months” After a separation from her husband, Elon Bomani and her newborn son moved into a women’s shelter. She says, “I found myself homeless because I had given up my power. I bought into the idea that men were better at math than women even though I had graduated with two degrees. I was programmed that men are supposed to be the providers and handle the checkbooks.” “I went to the library and punched in millionaire and I read every single book on biographies of millionaires, anything dealing with money, stocks, bonds, real estate, commodities trading, e-business, taxes, you name it.” Bomani’s first priority was to leave the shelter and move into her own home. Though she had $36 dollars in her checking account, she knew her dream could come true. With the advice of her father, she studied real estate guru Carleton Sheets’ “no money down programs.” She found a lender that would finance 100 percent of her home loan. She asked the seller to pay closing costs on the $125,000 home and walked away from the closing with a $625 dollar check. Without a job, Bomani says, this was just the beginning of her journey. “I thought creatively. I rented out my room. By renting out one of my rooms, that gave me half the mortgage, the other half was her (roommate) deposit. “I didn’t have to pay my first mortgage until a month and a half later. With a new wealth consciousness, she recognized the housing market was profitable at the time and then took equity out of her home to invest in other properties. “I did speculative real estate investing. I went to new developments and put a down payment on property to hold it until it closed. The property closed within a year and it had already increased in excess of $100,000. So I invested approximately $20,000 ($5,000 on four properties) using cash advances from credit cards, not even my money. I walked out of the deal with $400,000.” “I accumulated over 16 pieces of real estate property over the course of three years. In doing so, that gave me a net worth of $2 million dollars and I was able to live off the positive cash flow of the real estate. “Being a millionaire, it’s a formula to it. If you study it and practice it, you’ll become it.” Today, Bomani owns and operates four companies and has a book out, titled: “Dynamic Diva Dollars.” WOW! Salute a Real One When You See On 😵😵😵 goals 😎 inspiration I dont mean to denigrate her experience but this is all wrong. There is no formula to success or being rich. This is false and is constantly being preached by pro-capitalists who think that the poor are simply lazy/doing the wrong thing and that the rich are culturally, morally, and cognitively superior. YES, having goals, getting an education, changing bad habits, and studying successful people can all SLIGHTLY INCREASE THE PROBABILITY of you succeeding but it is in no way formulaic in the sense that if you do X thing you will become rich. As a sedulent student of economics, the data show that most rich people are rich because there family was rich or because they got lucky. People do not like this conclusion but a lot of data support this. I would recommend reading Nasim Taleb’s book called “The Black Swan” which shows you just how much randomness and luck play a role in our everyday lives. I would also read Daniel Kahneman’s masterpiece “Thinking Fast and Slow” which shows you in several parts of the book how Ceo’s, companys, and many great figures got to where they were because sheer luck.  Don’t believe me ? Well let’s look at Elon Bomani (the single mother this post is about).  “she recognized the housing market was profitable”   well here is a sign of luck. Sure she recognized the housing market was profitable (i doubt most people who claim they know when something is good or bad in the economy since the economy isn’t the easiest thing to read but thats a subject for another time) but had the market been bad due to her being homeless during the wrong time (luck) she wouldn’t have been successful or as successful. Also her finding someone who would give her credit given her homelessness  and her being black and female is not only unlikely but super lucky of her. I have more to say but frankly I won’t cus this post is too long , but the reason why I am against this kind of rhetoric isn’t because i want to silence a WOC and her experiences - it’s because this kind of rhetoric is harmful and just not true because 1. most of the rich people you’d study had a lot of privilege to begin with 2. most really rich people had some aspect of luck play into their lives (remember they are outliers to begin with)  3. telling poor people to simply glorify the rich and their habits implies many negative things that aren’t true 4. capitalism is a system that depends on people to be on the bottom. even if everyone tried to do this (her method) and even if it did work (it doesnt but lets pretend it does) …. it would fail since you can’t all have millionaires. you NEED poor people under capitalism. at least in america. idk i hate being negative on people’s success stories but i also dont want bad information being spread around. im happy she became successful but she is one out of a million people who try to do the same and fail. Im happy for her though. 
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“They didn’t know I speak Chinese too”omg-humor.tumblr.com: They didn't know I speak Chinese too amypopsbubbles: fuck-customers: So I'm a white Caucasian female, but I am fluent in Mandarin Chinese and English. Now, looking at me, you wouldn't know I can speak Mandarin, which is why I find it absolutely hysterical to mess with people when they come through my line speaking Chinese, and I understand every word their saying. My co workers find it especially hysterical. Okay, so the other day this Chinese couple came through my line, and I asked them (in english) all of the questions about the bags and if they had their rewards cards, all of that fun stuff. Anyway, I started ringing up their stuff, and the wife said to her husband "Tell her not to bruise the bananas" in Chinese, and i didn't say anything. The wife said "tell the stupid girl to go faster" in mandarin. I smiled at her and pretended like I had no idea what she was saying. She kept commenting on how my hair was like a boys (I have short hair, its honestly not even that short) and how her grandfather would have gone faster than I was going, all of this in chinese. and then, she said "make sure she doesn't forget the water" in chinese, and I replied in English, "I won't forget the water" And i watched with enjoyment as a look of sheer terror spread across her face, as she realized I understood everything she had said before. She just stood there with her mouth open and her husband said (in chinese) "This is why you shouldn't trash talk employees while their standing right in front of you" And i replied (in english) "He's right" They paid, the husband apologized, and left. After they walked out the door my manager and co worker and I were laughing so hard, even though being a cashier sucks, it sometimes makes my day a little brighter when something like that happens. “They didn’t know I speak Chinese too”omg-humor.tumblr.com
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