Originally Posted by laila2
I like my bathroom example to my children better. When I saw the Porta Potty cleaners/deliverers, and my 3 yo asked what is that, I took it as a learning moment to tell them we have to get educated so we do not end up doing that. I felt bad after because what if they do end up doing that?
If we did not get what the guy was saying, it probably went over his kids head too.
I worked at a large porta-potty company in the PacNW and the drivers and route guys (cleaning the potties) made more than the college-degreed people working with me in the accounting department - by more than double! They had better hours, more holiday and vacation days, better medical insurance coverage and more job security than the office-folk (drivers are union, office isn't).
Just saying, a college degree doesn't always mean that you'll be better off than someone else. It just means that you put more time and resources into your education - which I consider to be a good thing, education is extremely important to us.
To the OP: I don't think I could continue to be friends with someone who uses me as an example of "this is how you don't want to live." It shows a general disrespect for you, as a person, doing what you can and what is normal within your culture and environment. As an example of "Aren't we so lucky to have so many more bathrooms than that?" or "Isn't it interesting how different houses are in different parts of the world?" would be fine. However, as a "This is why you get a good education; so you don't live like Meaghan does."? How offensive.