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    The Poverty Game

    http://playspent.org/

    It's sort of rigged, but give it a go....

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    Quote Originally Posted by immoimeme View Post
    http://playspent.org/

    It's sort of rigged, but give it a go....
    Is it supposed to do something? Some music plays, and the word "SPENT" appears at the bottom with a line through it, but that's all I see after a couple of minutes....

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    Depressing to say the least, but it does show the vicious circle.
    Gone crazy. Be back soon.

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    Like the motivational speaker said to my group today - I'm lucky I have a good job. Even if I don't like it much, it's better to have it than not.

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    I came out pretty good

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    I failed the typing test. . .and I type about 80 wpm.

    Tried again and did past the test, came out ahead at the ahead of the month. But I might be dead because I didn't see the doctor (did pay the vet bill, though), my family hates me, and I'm going to have to start hitch-hiking to work.
    Last edited by Japanfan; 02-19-2011 at 08:37 AM.

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    You will all be happy to know that I did not go to my waitressing job when I was sick.

    Otherwise, I failed.

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    I passed, by about $250 bucks. I was ignoring tooth pain and doing other shady things though, like driving away.

    This site is a good way for them to raise awareness. The agency is to be congratulated on their good idea.

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    I came out ahead too. Of course, I did go to work sick, miss my best friend's wedding, drive away from a hit and run accident and give Fido to the animal shelter, but all in all things went well.

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    I had $328 at the end of the month! But I still need the pesky root canal, my dog is suffering in pain, and it's getting chilly in here. No help yet from my Facebook friends, either!

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    I got fired for talking to co-workers about setting up a union. Anyway, the 'average unemployed American' you play does not fit me at all. I don't drive a car, have kids or live in the city.

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    Are your (facebook) "friends" supposed to refuse to help you sometimes? I keep hitting "ask friends for help" every time, and nothing (bad) happens.

    I made it through with $888 as a temp worker...but some of those choices were pretty risky.

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    I tried to be responsible, pay bills on time, etc. I ran out of $$$ on Day 18.

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    how did y'all get involved in a hit-and-run accident?

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    Quote Originally Posted by agalisgv View Post
    how did y'all get involved in a hit-and-run accident?
    That was one of the situations when I played. Pulled out of a parking space or something and hit another parked car - the choices were to take off or pay the other car owner.
    3539 and counting.

    Slightly Wounding Banana list cont: MacMadame.

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    Came out ahead with $446 and then $577 and made decisions as I normally would; didn't have to do anything I would consider unethical. Made sure that relatives and even the pet (which I would not have) were treated.

    Some of the scenarios were bogus -- told me I couldn't pay all my bills even though I had enough cash to do so.

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    Yeah, I did notice the bill thing. I had like $450 or so and my bills were only $250. So neither would have gotten shut off.

    I just played again and came out with about $348, but then again, what would I do if I had to pay the rent with just that much? That'd be a problem.

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    I lost my job because I wanted to unionize and went broke on day 22 because I wouldn't let my pet suffer.

    That's actually about what would happen.

    (It didn't help that my cat, who has a somewhat pink and squinchy eye, is peering at me over the computer. He's going to the vet on Tuesday if it isn't better by then.)

    It's a good game.
    "Youth and vigor is no match for age and deceit." -- Prancer

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    I came out ahead as well, but you can't have a life kid goes to school sick and the poor pet has to suffer!

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    I made it through easily, but with a sore tooth. I had health insurance but no dental.

    Did anyone get through and have their root canal?

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