by Daniel J Towsey
Is there really such a thing?
What is a welfare bum?
Is it a worthless individual that has never worked?
Is it one that absolutely refuses to look for work?
Is it one that has never looked for work?
Is it a lazy good for nothing free loader that loves living the free life at your expense?
Will if you answered yes to any of the above, you have probably always lived a fortunate and healthy life.
Maybe a welfare bum is one that truly enjoys struggling to pay for the rent, likes to live without new clothes or anything else new.
Doesn’t need bus fare or a phone since they don’t want to work anyway.
Oh yah, all welfare bums are the hippy types, that’s why they all have long hair, or is it that they can’t afford to get haircuts?
Welfare bums must also enjoy never having to diet because they could never buy enough food to gain weight anyway.
Would you like to learn the answer?
Will I can only think of one way for you to find out.
We’ll put you in their place just to see.
First you’ll have to loose weight, then you’ll have to loose some teeth from malnutrition and no money to afford dental care.
Then we’ll give you some cheap poor dirty ugly old clothes to wear, since you don’t have the money to do laundry. Sorry we could find you properly fitting clothes. But that doesn’t matter. You aren’t going anywhere anyway.
Are you ready yet?
Oh there’s no Wide Screen HD Television. We might be able to get you an old Black and white…not a color one since every-time we get on of those. Someone always seems to walk off with it.
No cable tv either, ok we’ll find you a coat hanger.
Ok maybe your starting to want to back out of this idea, then you better go out and get a job.
Hummm, how are we going to do that now. You look and smell like shit, you can’t afford a newspaper every day to look for work, and you don’t have a phone to call any employer anyway.
Ah never mind. You can just go out and walk all day and look for a job.
But after a few hours of walking, you’ll be exhausted and will not have enough strength to keep going due to the lack of good healthy food in you. The pickings have been too scarce today in the dumpsters.
Dam that recession.
Ok just go back home. Don’t be depressed about your lot in life. You’ll need that good happy positive disposition if your ever going to make a good impression on any prospective employers.
Now remember you have to blame yourself because your nothing but a good for nothing bum. But keep your chin up now.
I know what to do. I’ll sit around on my lazy ass and stare at the walls until that wonderful poggy check comes in. Then I’ll hold off on paying the rent. I’ll go out and buy some decent clothes. I’ll buy some healthy food so I’ll have the strength to look for work. And with my new happy face I’ll put on. I’ll surely land a job.
I am now looking for work. I have left a few applications. But can’t find any good paying jobs. I haven’t worked for a while so I can not leave references or a work history. But that’s ok my happy smile will do the trick. After all it’s all about appearances anyway.
The landlord is so pissed.
I don’t know how employers are going to call me. I couldn’t get the phone company to hook me up because I didn’t pay the bill I already owed them.
Dam, why did I listen to that guy that called me a welfare bum and told me to go look for a job.
I wonder if I have enough cardboard to keep me warm tonight under that bridge. I better not get any wrinkles in my clothes so I won’t look like a homeless guy.
After-all we live in an artificial world where appearances are everything and reality doesn’t matter.
The stereotyping and attack on the poor that can never fight back against the injustices that life dishes out, is wrong and unrealistic.
Do you think that if all welfare recipients were forced to work that the problem would be solved?
So you truly believe that it is possible for a society to exist with no unfortunate people in it!
Is that really possible?
I personally will never believe that.
I believe that is an impossibility.
Considering that there will always be selfish people that will always want more than their fair share in life.
There will always been an imbalance in life’s privileges and benefits .
As a result there will always be those that have less than their fair share.
The real problem is that the people who have always had it all, have no compassion for anyone else.
Compassion only come from those that have experienced hardships in life.
Signed: Welfare Bum