Most of us have been there: you’ve only got a few bucks in your bank account, you’ve been eating the same thing for over a week straight and you’ve been re-using all your outfits because you can’t even afford to do laundry. That’s right, fam — you’re broke as hell.
So what do you do? How do you manage to survive when surviving seems so impossible? Twitter user @SheHatesJacoby decided to ask his followers for their stories, and while I’d like to say the answers are sad, in reality, they’re mostly just super #relatable.
Some people had to make some major sacrifices.
Don’t even get me started about the meals.
Was so broke once, after I ran outta the taco meat I ate for 3days str8, I ate a can of this for 2days from the deepest depths of the pantry pic.twitter.com/5rynsUgF6q
— Rel (@MrJWells619) May 2, 2017
Ever been forced to make syrup sandwiches and mayonnaise sandwiches buddy? It defines broke. That use to be my life
— יהברע (@MoneyMakinBari) May 3, 2017
I've had plenty of dinners made from bread & butter or bread, butter, & cinnamon/sugar.
— Karissa Anderson (@About_MyBizness) May 2, 2017
Some people had to get a little creative. You do what you gotta do, I guess?
Went to jack in the box for my lunch break, got 2 tacos for .99c except I only had .85 c so I dropped some change handing it over
— آریو (@1v1killa) May 2, 2017
I literally had to to sleep the whole day cuz there was deadass no food in the house and i only had $3
— chanel :) (@channeeelllll) May 3, 2017
What can we say? Desperate times call for desperate measures.
Stretched $40 over a month 😭
— anonymouz. (@naijaboyfie) May 3, 2017
Only had $1 for swishers but they cost $1.07, so the cashier goes in his pocket, pulls out ONE ☝🏽 swisher n still charged me a whole $1 😂
— Dru (@448Jrue) May 3, 2017
But these stories did prove one thing: there are still good people in the world.
You Got PayPal ?
— Cole™ (@BossQuiller_01) May 3, 2017
Give me your venmo or cash username and I'll send you $20. Been there
— Tori Williams Douglass (@ToriGlass) May 3, 2017
If you’ve made it past the time in your life where you are broke, hopefully you’ll remember how hard it was and help someone out in need. We could all use a little kindness right now.