Dateline Pittsburgh: 12 February 2017
It’s an overcast morning in the city and the high is supposed to be in the 50s but I won’t be going out today as I relax and finish off the last six-pack of beer in my refrigerator (that I bought with the last of my fun money for this month) as I read and listen to the call-in sports show on the radio or maybe listen to the show and watch some of my favorite porn videos saved from my old desktop to a portable drive that I can connect to my laptop…
So now not only am I saving money because for the time being I can use the free Wi-Fi down in the lobby of my apartment building which allowed me to cancel the Internet connection in my apartment and I cancelled my land-land long distance service too because I never use it anyway I’m also saving money because a few months ago I cancelled my subscription to my favorite porn site Exploited College Girls but not before I downloaded several of my favorite videos to the hard drive of my old desktop which I was then able to transfer to a portable hard drive as I ever so slowly become solvent plus this month MrSkin/Naked News released to me a check for $113.00 and next month MrSkin/Naked News will release to me a check for $85.00 or in other words financially I’m in the best shape I’ve been in for years although my still very modest but secure income has remained basically the same but now no longer do I live in desperate poverty for I would say I live in genteel poverty which is very refreshing…
One of the regulars at Armand’s Bar in Little Italy when she can afford to be a regular does not live in genteel poverty like I do for her poverty is of the more desperate kind and you can imagine my stunned silence when recently while sitting on a high stool next to her at the bar I innocently asked her how her day was going and she told me she had buried her husband of sixteen years in the past few days…
After an awkward moment I said that was terrible at which she burst into silent tears and excused herself to go to the bathroom which just goes to show that we all have our issues to deal with and since my finances from what I know about her are better than her finances I bought her a beer, a beer for a woman around my age who is going through a bad time and so we talked for she still has to go through all her husband’s things (they lived with her mother and she still lives with her mother) and she has to do all the paper work a wife has to do when her husband dies especially to make sure she gets his social security and pension when her kin are fighting her for any money they can squeeze from her husband’s death but he really didn’t have any money for he was working-class just like she is…
I won’t see her again until I get my social security and pension checks the first three days of next month but every time I do see her and I have some fun money in my pocket I’ll buy her a beer and we’ll talk some more…
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