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“They give me just enough money so that I can eat and watch TV all day. I don’t even pay my bills anymore.” NYTimes

“They give me just enough money so that I can eat and watch TV all day. I don’t even pay my bills anymore.” NYTimes

posted on Wednesday August 10, 2011 | in The Crystal Tearoom | 1 Comment

In many ways, Mr. James’s circumstances are typical. He lives in a government-subsidized apartment in northern London and receives $125 in jobless benefits every two weeks, even though he says he has largely given up looking for work. He says he has never had a proper job and learned to read only three years ago. His mother can barely support herself and his stepbrothers and sisters. His father, who was a heroin addict, is dead.

He says he has been in and out of too many schools to count and left the educational system for good when he was 15.

“No one has ever given me a chance; I am just angry at how the whole system works,” Mr. James said. He would like to get a job at a retail store, but admits that he spends most days watching television and just trying to get by. “That is the way they want it,” he said, without specifying exactly who “they” were. “They give me just enough money so that I can eat and watch TV all day. I don’t even pay my bills anymore.”

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  1. Eli (Reply) on Wednesday 10, 2011

    The world is now transfixed on London. I am surprised you didnt ask me if I am ok? Hahahahaa
    I would NEVER EVER steal, it was so mental people from my school looting and stuff. So destressing. But London is where the heart is.

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