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    Default man, Christmas time sucks when you're broke!

    This is the first year, where I actually cant afford to buy people nice gifts.

    Im really bummed that I cant get my nephews some awesome stuff this year.

    I didnt have time to do any portraits for people. I actually think that its lame of me to do give art for a gift. I mean, my parents probably dig it, but Im not sure if some of my other relatives actually enjoy getting art for christmas.

    what do you guys do, when you have to go the cheap route?

    top ramen?

    I havent cared about the gifts that I get for christmas, since I was 13 or 14.

    Ever since I could afford to buy stuff for people, that was the best part of the season.

    Not being able to make people stoked on Christmas morning is going to suck.

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    Default Re: man, Christmas time sucks when you're broke!

    just spend time with em during christmas.....they could prolly care less about material things...
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    you have no fruit cake to re-gift?
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    Default Re: man, Christmas time sucks when you're broke!

    I think everyone except little kids are going to understand this year.
    Oh balls...

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    Default Re: man, Christmas time sucks when you're broke!

    TV ads don't help, either. The all-but-shouted message: "If you love him/her/them, you'll buy diamonds, toys, a smart phone, a computer, a car..."

    Just give what you have... your time, your love, a dish for the holiday meal. The time for killer gifts comes and goes, and yesterday's Tickle Me Elmo is tomorrow's charity donation with one arm torn off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by subanots View Post
    I didnt have time to do any portraits for people. I actually think that its lame of me to do give art for a gift.
    maybe one hand-made christmas card you design/draw up and somehow print/copy multiple times with a nice lil' note saying you're thinking of everyone, and due to financial hardships, this is how you can best show them your love. peeps could display it along with their other cards, but at least yours would be original and from the heart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by subanots View Post
    what do you guys do, when you have to go the cheap route?

    top ramen?
    This made me laugh. Did you mean to give out Top Ramen as a gift or to eat it so you would have money to buy presents? Because the first thing that I thought you meant was to give it out as gifts, and that totally cracked me up.

    Now that I think about it, that would be a great practical joke to play on everyone. Wrap up a bunch of individual Top Ramen packages and give them to people to people as presents. When they look at you like "WTF?", you just tell them that it's been a tough financial year.

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    I disagree that people wouldn't want your artwork as gifts. They may not want art done by someone else, but that doesn't apply to you.
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    I usually just drink heavily, flip out and become a guest of the county.

    good times....good times.
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    You know, a gift that everyone loves getting and is inexpesive as well is a can of Spam.
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    Default Re: man, Christmas time sucks when you're broke!

    Yeah, this year is really tight for us as well. Nobody is getting anything sadly. Although, when I think about it, isn't that the way it's supposed to be? I mean, why does Holidays = Gifts, also since when does the price of the gift = caring?
    I think however, if most of your family are used to receiving gifts from you, they will be understanding in this time of tight economy.
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    Default Re: man, Christmas time sucks when you're broke!

    Same here. I'm struggling to even afford a $15 tree. I'm broke as a joke.

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    Default Re: man, Christmas time sucks when you're broke!

    Quote Originally Posted by gearjoneser View Post
    i disagree that people wouldn't want your artwork as gifts. They may not want art done by someone else, but that doesn't apply to you.
    +1

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    Come to San Antonio. I can help you get into a program for the unemployed to get a truck driving licence in three weeks . Tough it out on the road and make a thousand dollars a week.Nothings worse than being broke.Nothing.
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    Default Re: man, Christmas time sucks when you're broke!

    Other than Bluesbend, you guys are way off.

    Just get drunk and don't worry about it. Before you know it, it'll be 3 court dates later and you'll be sober enough to post about your girlfriend leaving you because you can't afford to buy her a Valentines diamond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetalManiac View Post
    Come to San Antonio. I can help you get into a program for the unemployed to get a truck driving licence in three weeks . Tough it out on the road and make a thousand dollars a week.Nothings worse than being broke.Nothing.
    Who told you about that program? Was it the guy who made a $1000 a week delivering shipping containers?

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    Default Re: man, Christmas time sucks when you're broke!

    A lot of good things said in this thread.
    As far as ppl not wanting your artwork; I dissagree, it's original & you could make it unique to the person.

    Newking's probably got the best advice (for the family members that it's appliclable,m ie. near enough)

    But then again I like the top ramen idea, I was cracking up when I read that.
    honestly; nothing says broke like top ramen, it's synonamous with poverty
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    We need a "Foods Synonymous with poverty thread" lol.
    I can tell you waht I bought my indigent friend yesterday. It came out to 60 bucks;
    Butter, eggs, Kool Aid, Hot Dogs, Tuna ,Bread, Milk, Cereal, Penut Butter, Jelly, Ramen(X12), 4 canned vegetables , 8 Potted Meats, balogney, ham, Processed cheese slices, Mayoniase, Relish,
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    Quote Originally Posted by MetalManiac View Post
    We need a "Foods Synonymous with poverty thread" lol.
    I can tell you waht I bought my indigent friend yesterday. It came out to 60 bucks;
    Butter, eggs, Kool Aid, Hot Dogs, Tuna ,Bread, Milk, Cereal, Penut Butter, Jelly, Ramen(X12), 4 canned vegetables , 8 Potted Meats, balogney, ham, Processed cheese slices, Mayoniase, Relish,
    We need a thread about how you've become a humanitarian with the extra cash you've saved since Craigslist outlawed adult services.

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    Default Re: man, Christmas time sucks when you're broke!

    No, i just got my weekly paycheck. 330 dollars this week.Woohoo!
    My buddy..we;ll, not really buddy.. whos a mechanic and owns his own shop makes about 200 bucks an hour!..thats 5000 a week!, 20.000 a month. About 220.000 a year aaaaaaaafter taxes! Anyone making less than that in America is deprived...I mean, unless they have a calling or something, like teaching, ya know?
    Get real bro, Im on the low scale of respectability.
    Im a big nothing! lol, but whose counting?
    I wouldnt bring up my past.no one remembers or even cares...maybe a handfull of people. You on the otehrhand leave yourself ripe as a target by your self indulgent posts.
    I am the Special Envoy of Unparalleled Tone. I would be a Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, but I don't have a Hiwatt.

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