was listening to somebody today

@BYOLA2871 (4373)
South Africa
May 12, 2008 6:59pm CST
Hi everyone,i am about to talk on an issue i believe seriously affect everyone today and that is the issue of increasing rates ,fuel price hike,increaing cost of living,power crisis etc,As i was in a eatery today having luch two friends were having a discusiision and one was complaining bitterly on how it was becoming increasingly difficult for him to be able to meet up his expenses and obligations,he said he ahd to leave his car at home because he could not afford fuel,also as at the 10th of the month he has not paid his rent and his credit card ,he went on and on and i started thinking to myself how many people are actually in this same position?it is saddening that this is happening and it is just nopt in one country but the world over,is there ever going top be an end to all these inconveniences?
2 responses
@chiyosan (30205)
• Philippines
15 May 08
well it is happening to all average earners! believe me it gets harder by the day... we all caould barely cope up with the number of times the gas price increased, and even the basic commodities, of course. i too was wondering how this will ever end, or this will go on and on.. :(
@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
16 May 08
i hope things are going to improve because the way it is right now,things are going bad for so many people and its getting worse,ia m still watching to see how it will be eventually.
@goldeneagle (6775)
• United States
13 May 08
I am actually in a bad situation right now myself. I lost a full time job on March 25th, and I am only working part time right now. I start another full-time job on May 19th, but things are really tough on my wife and I right now. The price of everything is going up, and I am making half the money I usually make. It will likely be the first part of June before I get a decent paycheck again. I know what this man was talking about. I wish I could leave my truck at home, but I live too far away from where I am working right now to walk or ride a bicycle, and public transportations doesn't come close to my house. I don't know what people are going to do when we really start to feel the effects of these rising fuel costs. We are feeling the pinch now when we pull up to the pumps, but I don't feel that we have really started to feel the overall effects on the economy yet. The next few months are going to be interesting (and scary at the same time) to say the least.
@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
13 May 08
Honestly,i share your feelings over these issues and i begin to wonder how ordinary people whoare finding it tough to even make ends meet when it was not this tight will cope ,but i always like to be on the positive and optimistic side,and it ahsa always helped,i wish you the best in your new job and i assure you it will get better,