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Crusty by Choice or Consequence

Discussion in 'Clothing' started by AlmostAlwaysLost, Sep 7, 2017.

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  1. I'm a punk

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  2. I've been out here too long

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  3. I just got off a train

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    This conversation reminds me of an experience I had earlier this summer. I was flying a sign at a walmart i was sleeping in the bushes behind for a couple days, and right before that I got housed up so had recently showered, down laundry etc. An older traveling man (not a homebum) came up to me and proceeded to lecture me on how maybe I would make more money if I was actually dirty and not just pretending to be homeless. I didn't say anything just let him talk until he walked off. Fuck me for enjoying a shower and oppurtunity to wash my clothes right? Traveling and being homefree is not a competition of whos the most dirty and how long youve gone without bathing and I'm pretty tired of being judged for liking to be clean sometimes. Didnt we separate ourselves from mainstream society to avoid this type of judement? Meh. My point is that I enjoy being a crusty punk but I also enjoy not being fucking gross all the time.
     
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    Anagor STP Homebum

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    Yeah, you do what you want when you want it. :)

    Also, I think sometimes in this discussion, a few things are mixed up. For example, some people speak mostly about kind of clothes/worn out clothes while others talk more about being clean or dirty or lack of hygiene.

    So if you would put a little bit of theoretical (rough) classification to it, it may be like that:

    Clothes

    A - decent, blending in
    B - decent, but unusual (like punk or hippie style)
    C - worn out, patched up
    D - raggedy

    E - washed frequently
    F - washed not so frequently
    G - dirty
    H - gross

    Personal Hygiene / Body

    I - showering daily
    J - showering now and then
    K - doing some cat wash regularly / wet wipes
    L - dirty, stinking, not caring about hygiene

    M - no tattoos, no piercings
    N - piercings, tattoos
    O - unusual tattoos, considered rude by some people and/or tattoos on unusual places (hands, face)

    Okay, I will leave it with that, just what came to my mind. So, when using this kind of classification we have alone 4x4x4x3 (=192) possible combinations. ;)

    When it comes to me, for example, sometimes I am like AEJM, sometimes I'm more like DGKM ... it just depends on the situation and what I feel like at the moment.

    Just my 2 cents ...
     
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    Clothes r easy. Just go to Goodwill. Twice a week buy a t-shirt and pair of shorts. Most stuff is .99 cents then donate my old clothes back to collection sites. Recycling sheeeeeeeit
     
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    You donate your used unwashed clothes? Not to squash your recycling dreams but they just throw those away...
     
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    Not all of them. Those collection containers at strip mall and gas stations. Or thrift store I work at # moreyouknow
     
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    That's good to know.. where im from they do not do that
     
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    As long as isn't really cut up or ripped we take it.
     
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    I was told there wouldn't be any math
     
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    Anyone see the irony of wearing clothes to fit into a group that doesn't want to fit in? Its like conforming to non conforming. Which is still conforming. Yeah...
     
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