People at my college
#occupy wall street
Some people at my college are so freaking rich they forget reality.
- They’re literally selling $995 coats on our Facebook buy-and-sale group. Like yeah right, I would definitely spend that much for a coat. That’s only 1/2 of my college loan.
- Also lol, some students on campus started a midnight snack sale thing. Cup of Ramen for $5.00? I don’t care that proceeds help “fund the school,” no one is buying MSG-infused fried noodles for $5.00. (nor are we buying a bag of poorly mixed raisins/peanuts for $3, thanks)
- THE MONEY ISN’T EVEN YOURS. IT’S YOUR PARENTS’ MONEY. #not-impressed-with-your-$500-Prada-shoes.
so apparently the whole ban social media thing isn’t working, because people keep sending friend requests to me
"Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us."
1 John 4:11-12
The Chess Hustler
#best of tumblr
I’ve avoided writing a story on the Washington Square chess hustlers because they are almost too obvious. Many of them are homeless, or borderline homeless. But they are the smartest homeless people in the world. A lot of them are drug addicts. They are all eccentric. When you walk by the chessboards, they call out to you, trying to convince you to “take a shot.” The starting wager is $2 a game. I’ve never played. But I imagine, like all hustlers, they let you win the $2 game. They probably even let you win the next $2 game. Then, reluctantly, they allow you to raise the wager to $20. That’s when they beat you in 90 seconds.