i use the word fuck so excessively i sometimes forget it’s a swear word
I worked my way through a top notch college on a $10.00 an hour part time grocery store job, but that was nearly 50 years ago. I was also able to afford a car (a souped-up jalopy) and my own studio apartment beginning in the second year. Today, that same college cost six times the old tuition (not including books, etc.)..$10.00 and hour will only feed a family of four by dividing a single meal into four portions. It doesn’t pay for transportation unless you cut out the meal and it definitely doesn’t pay for rent. Of course, in my day, clothes were simply not big-ticket items and they lasted indefinitely, being well made by American Union workers (I actually still have a pair of shoes and several shirts and pants from that time which I still wear now and again).