From the 'look how awful thing are' file on cnn:
I work in Belmont, MA, which is in the Cambridge area. I am in LOVE with what I do -- I work for Belmont's Council on Aging. Friendships are formed with this community. Our staff is devoted to what we do, and we grow incredibly attached to the people we serve, as well as their families.
Sadly, my husband and I were priced out of this community when we decided to buy our first home almost two years ago. We decided to move to Lowell, about 10 minutes shy of the New Hampshire border.
We have grown to adore our new home and community and have forged great bonds with our neighbors. But I will most likely need to leave my wonderful job as program coordinator due to the rising cost of gas. It costs me about $250 a month to commute to work, and while I know my story is not unique, I am quite heartbroken about it.
Everyone all together now.....AWWWWWHHHHH! Quick someone get on the horn to Jorge W. and Nancy Pelosi. These people obviously need a $2000 check sent ASAP.
First off you freaking morons why did you buy a house 2 years ago? Anyone with an IQ over 70 should have know that buying a house in early 2006 was a bad idea with a capital b and a capital i. And in 2006 gas was well on its way to the $3 area. Again anyone with an IQ above 70 should have seen what was coming. But you ignored all that. All you cared about was living the 'AMERICAN DREAM' of home 'ownership'. You bought into the NAR lies and marketing. Renting was beneath you and you had to buy no matter what, even if that meant spending 4 hours a day in traffic commuting.
And now you are heartbroken. Well boo hoo lady, cry me a river. Life is a series of choices that one has to make. You made a poor choice and now you are stuck with it. Don't come crying to me about it, I have no sympathy for you. Next time you are tempted to fall for the lies and spin of realtors and the housing industry, take a second and think. Is it worth it for me to spend 4 hours a day and $250 a week in gas costs just so I can say I 'own' a home? If the answer is yes, then by all means go for it. If the answer is no, then don't make the same mistake again. In the meantime, do me a favor and quit crying about how unfair life is.