I’m 30 years old. I’ve lived on my own twice, just to move back with my parents twice. I should have been able to stay out of my parents house by now. Some of you may think that living with your parents at the age of 30 is pathetic…and it is. Others may think that this is an ideal situation, but it’s not. Whether if you have a great relationship with your parents or not, living with them as an adult can still be a source of stress and anxiety. That’s because it’s not exactly uncommon for adult children’s lifestyle to clash with their parents’. Besides, all parents will want the house to themselves, eventually. Also, parents won’t be around forever. So what are you going to do when your parents pass away? What am I going to do when my parents pass away? When my parents pass away, I’ll be attached to another object by an incline plane wrapped helically around an axis. In other words, I’ll be screwed.
I know some of you are thinking that my situation is completely my fault and the economy has nothing to do with it, but that’s a load of crap.
My girlfriend (at the time) lived together for 10 months. We both worked part-time. Our apartment was $900 a month, with everything included. That means, we paid $450 a month each. The only reason we’ve been able to stay in that apartment for long was because we’ve burned through our savings paying the rent, buying food, and paying our bills. We would have been able to stay in that apartment if the both of us worked anywhere between 35-40 hours a week. However, it’s extremely difficult to find such a job. In fact, I’ve met several people who would agree with me. There are plenty of companies that are hiring. However, the competition for these jobs is fierce. The more people compete for a job, the less likely you’ll land the job. Even if you graduate college or university, your chances of landing a job in Newfoundland and Labrador are the same as everybody else’s.
People assume that I would still be able to afford living with roommates, despite the fact that they have no idea how much money I make, or what my bills are. To save money, I’ve cancelled my gym membership multiple times, and I buy most my groceries at the dollar store. Yet, I still wouldn’t be able to afford to live on my own.
As I’m writing this rant, I realize that some people have managed to buy houses, and they’ve managed to obtain a source of income that allows them to live comfortably. I can honestly say that I’m happy for them. However, not everybody can live a life of comfort, no matter how hard they try. The main reason is Newfoundland and Labrador’s economy is total crap.
If you think Newfoundland and Labrador’s economy is crap, let Dwight Ball know how you feel by ordering this t-shirt…that’s if you can afford it.