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Posted 4/4/16 , edited 4/4/16
Do you notice a kid who wears the same clothes over and over? For instance, a kid who has 4-5 sets of clothes and rotates the over the course of a several month. If you notice do you point it out? Or do you wait for someone to say something? Or just ignore it?

And if you were a poor kid, how did you feel? Did you disliked getting pity by others?

Just a curious question (If there's a forum like this, please close this, sorry).
Posted 4/4/16 , edited 4/4/16
If I notice I'm probably thinking they have extra sets of the same clothes or they wash it and wear it again.

But I would never point it out. It's rude and none of my business.
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I grew up poor. My parents were immigrants . We lived in a one room apartment that barely had running water. Now we are doing well. Siblings and I got education, mom and dad working good jobs. But I will and have never looked down on poor people. However I have seen it. Going to an urban high school, I was surrounded by poor people, but being poor doesn't give value too a person. And when I went to college, the amount of typical "rich" kids who looked down on my city's people and kids. Even laughed at anyone who went to my high school. Such a pity.

Yes getting pity from others was annoying and hurt the little pride we had. Now I help those in need. By donating food and clothes personally to the poor and homeless.
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I was raised by an upper middle class family and I usually only wore the same 6-7 shirts/pants as a teenager. It wasn't because we couldn't afford any, it was because a lot of clothes just didn't interest me, and I absolutely abhorred shopping. Plus getting shirts for me was hard because I have a weird body shape so sometimes stuff just would not fit me.
Posted 4/4/16
I still only own 8-10 shirts and 3-4 pants.
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octorockandroll wrote:

I was raised by an upper middle class family and I usually only wore the same 6-7 shirts/pants as a teenager. It wasn't because we couldn't afford any, it was because a lot of clothes just didn't interest me, and I absolutely abhorred shopping. Plus getting shirts for me was hard because I have a weird body shape so sometimes stuff just would not fit me.


I 2nd this!
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Back in elementary school my friend David only had two shirts.
Yet he lived in a nice story house in the nice part of town
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There are 4 other girls in my family so I mostly got hand-me-downs, and I owned like 2 shirts/pants
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I had to go to thrift stores and even my school donated clothes to me, one time I wore leggings that a had blue jean pattern on it, ...but it was stretchy leggings...and my teacher bitched saying it was blue jeans and inapropiate and that either I change clothes or leave school, like wtf, yet I had been wearing them all year lol
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It's hard to tell, since most kids at my school wear the same jacket everyday and very similar jeans, and it's just not something I really notice with people. None of my business, anyways.
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It's hard to tell, since most kids at my school wear the same jacket everyday and very similar jeans, and it's just not something I really notice with people. None of my business, anyways.


I'll 2nd this.
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When I went to school we had uniforms. It was hard to tell what kind of financial situation my peers had at home. Though I would never make anyone feel uncomfortable or ashamed about their income anyway.
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Growing up I was neither rich nor poor, I would say my family was somewhere in between middle and lower middle class. I had a decent amount of clothes in my closet but I would tend to favor certain items of clothing and outfits so I ended up donating dozens of things that I hardly wore. If a kid was wearing the same thing everyday I wouldn't really think much of it, and I definitely wouldn't tease them or bully them or whatever.
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Posted 4/4/16 , edited 4/4/16

MercyScotch wrote:

If I notice I'm probably thinking they have extra sets of the same clothes or they wash it and wear it again.

But I would never point it out. It's rude and none of my business.


it's weird but I actually do that, hahaha I buy like a lot of white shirts that are the same but I cycle through em


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i have a good friend who is on the lower end of socioeconomic status or w/e it is called, i've never said anything to her about what she wears, but when it's christmas/birthday/whatever i always get her at least one article of clothing. when i go get her to come stay with me for a while i usually pay for her meals if we go out to eat. idk just little stuff like that. i don't have much but i can at least do that.

however... i do make her take baths regularly when she stays with me sounds weird, but so often people who grew up poor have very little knowledge about personal hygiene. when she stayed with me last time she had boils on her skin, and couldn't even remember the last time she had bathed. and when i talk to her i ask her if she has showered recently. i don't do it to be ugly, i do it because i care about her and i want her to stay healthy.

i grew up not having a lot myself, but i always had food and shelter and clothes -- though they were mostly hand me downs. i still wear hand me downs, it's great because they're free!! lol

on the other side, though, me never having had much... i tend to look down on rich people. haha idk how that works and it's silly but i reckon it's me being jelly i wanna have video games and a TV too
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