This happens to me on a daily basis. Except without the added benefit of having stuff to sell on ebay =P.
Side note, stumbled across this comic yesterday, loved it so much that i read through all the archives and fell in love. You've got a new follower!
Yay! Bug is awesome!
I sold my bowling ball to go bowling. But then I realized my mistake
I realized I was poor when I couldn't afford ebay's fees for selling something to go bowling.
I take everything from hotel rooms. And use the sewing kit on everything else I can't take.
OK, like, you use the sewing kit to repair some of your own belongings, or you use the sewing kit on random stuff around the room? Embroider a purple daisy on the pillow case, stitch up that tear in desk chair, etc…?
…sew the bedspread to the matress?
Barbarian! Steal anything else, but leave the toilet paper!
Don't you just hate it when they squish the rolls(to make it last longer….) It makes the whole ordeal quite unpleasant.
Mac and Cheese doesn't provide all my nutritional needs?
Neither does ramen. o.o
beans and rice my friend. The trick is the rice, making it a complete protein (all essential amino acids) dish. Can of beans is $1 or less, rice costs a nickel or so per double (1 cup uncooked) serving. Add cheap salsa and its delicious!
My dinner every night for….2-3 years at least.
beans and rice every night for 2 or 3 years? Yet you have money for internet? You need to get your priorities straight friend.
Just finished reading through your archives. Definitely my new favorite (web)comic. I love your sense of humor and art style. =D Just disappointed that now I have to wait for the next ones with everyone else. >.<
Hey, at least he updates daily, instead of on tuesdays and fridays or something like that, like most comics.
keep up the good work, man!
you know when you are poor when you can't even afford ramen… don't ask how I got internet though…
I wanna say…. hanging out at the library. Free net.
sssh!!! its supposed to be a secret…
This is so accurate it hurts
Yeah, I do have those moments now and then.
Panel nr 3. My friend go 4 times a year. I go once a year, if the car doesn't need any repairs.
That's my life in four panels
I recognised i am poor when a seven years old boy said that he traveled twice to paris and am still stuck in my country Lebanon
I need to figure out how to make a 'bug thumb's up' with my keyboard – love this one
I almost read the first dialog in the last panel as two different statements because of the spacing in the words: "Some stole toilet from men's!" and "Maniac all the paper the room!" Still makes perfect sense to me though.
Thanks for continuing to make such a great comic!
Thank you for using the word "bindle," one of my favorite words.
I realized I was poor when I found myself hiding food, so that there will still be something to eat the next day. Too many people in this house, and not enough money.
Great comic, though; haha, it hit home for me.
I stumbled across this comic a couple of times finally decided to read it all did then put off commenting. But I shall be following your comic, it is epic.
I get buttered bagels instead of Cream Cheese bagels at Dunkin Donuts. Just because the butter is free.
All too true.
When you're thankful to eat ketchup and crackers.
yes… i do know wat its like to be poor.. thats how come i dont go to the movies no more, or eat out.. and thrifty habits can def. get u into trouble, but i do have enough to pay for netflix so i just watch everything after its been out a wile :
My favorite comment to "What's your cell phone number?"….I give a blank look "What's a cell phone?"
Or "I'm not poor, I'm a hippie."
hahaha so true, and sad at the same time because I can compare. Except I use craigslist to pay for new clothes…ebay charges ( ah the joys of being a college student). I relate this to comic all too well. BTW I love these comics, I went through them all, my kind of humor. I hope you plan to make a book to sell with a collection of all these!
So true, was invited to go skiing this weekend, but can't offord it. :/
Best Webcomic EVER!!! I discovered you because of Explosm, and you are soooo funny. My new favorite!
Reminds me of my dad; in the same job as other people and higher up, so better paid than they are, they keep saying things like they'll spend a week in this country, or two weeks in that one (Egypt, France, Greece, you name it). He can't work out how the hell they can afford it; his mortgage is paid off, and HE can't…
I figure they avoid laundry, bathing and brushing their teeth, and eat twenty-cent ramen packets for dinner, which allows them to save up.
Oh my god. It's me.
yes…. this is my life…. especially in college… we would steal everything from our school's supply closets… though technically we paid for it through tuition!!
Ah yes, being poor. Some of my friends would sneak into the school gym to shower, so they wouldn't have to pay for utilities at their apartments. I envied them those apartments as I snuck into supply cabinets in my dorm to thieve all sorts of odd supplies. (My favorite was the cleaning supplies. That stuff is not cheap, but I like a clean space, so it worked out well-until the janitorial staff wondered where the hell the Windex was every week.)
How many windows do you have to clean on a weekly basis?!
Brutal truth hurts indeed.
Being poor's not that bad, although it's not like there's a whole lot i can do about it.
while this is pretty funny.
there is a lot of truth in it. it sucks when a friend talks about going to australia or the UK and you're like, "well, my mom works at walmart, and i've gotta work a hustle just to pay for community college."
but you gotta be able to laugh at yourself i guess. dark humor though.
Wouldn't the bug in the second panel be the richest bug of all? He has enough money to buy clothes of some sort of form…
Love the comic, am amazed at the range & depth of your subject matter!I only have one question — Do you have to work hard to come up with the various themes and twists – or – is the comic your means of relieving the pressure of a mind constantly bombarded with a cascade of the ultra bizare? No matter which, you rule!!!
Mad Myk gonna change his priorities when his colon wants a better friend, one with more variety, and grows itself a cancer friend. That gonna be fun.
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