Nick Pell at the Black Sun Gazette responds to Alexa Von Tobel’s article urging people to go a day without spending:
I don’t like what the ruling class of this country do. They lead oppressive, imperialist wars while driving down the living standards of an increasingly disenfranchised working class.
However, nothing quite gets my goat like the nouveau riche elements that make up the upper middle class. If you’ve ever heard me talk about it, or are just curious why anytime a well-to-do celeb chimes in on some topic they’ve gleaned illumination from atop their penthouse apartment it makes me rage hard, this recent article at HuffPo will explain it.
If you’re anything like me, you’ll retch on your shoes when you read the first three sentences.
What would be it like to go a day without spending any money? I’ve thought about this before but I’ve never considered actually trying it. I couldn’t imagine going a day without spending a single penny — is that even possible?
People actually go entire 24-hour periods without spending money? As someone who has lived most of his life below the poverty line, this is a strange concept to me. Assuming I wanted to do this how would I get food delivered to my house? How would I pay for my cab to work? What would I tip the doorman with as I sashay into my apartment?