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Old 09-20-2011, 12:54 PM
Location: Wherever women are
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Originally Posted by SoCalCroozer View Post
I haven't assumed anything. You came to America. You are from India. You live in NYC in the "hood" as you put it. You have not yet acquired anything that would resemble what most people constitute the American dream so you wait and wonder when your day will come when you will "hit the jackpot". My reading comprehension skills are fine and you fail to understand what the America dream is all about.
I don't live in the "hood". I live in Connecticut.

In corporate circles, getting back to the hood means coming back to work in the professional sector that you left prior to the economic crisis of 2008.

So calm down, and stop assuming fanciful notions. It makes you look like an imbecile

Hitting the jackpot is "figurative". Have you ever read of a figure of speech? Did you have access to education?
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Old 09-20-2011, 01:00 PM
Location: Wherever women are
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When I returned to Manhattan last year, former peers arranged for a lunch-on and the first thing one of them told me: "Welcome back to the hood"

And no, we weren't in harlem

Some people
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Old 09-20-2011, 01:41 PM
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only an american knows what the american dream use to be. it' not about hitting the jackpot. its about an average joe being able to live a middle class life in a modest but safe home, owning a average car, having a couple kids, being able to go to the doctor, and having stable employment.

anyone who didn't just arrive here from a second world country with an engineering degree is going to know that thing are only getting worse. they wouldnt have been laid off twice, just for starters but then thats better than living in a dirt floor shack, so what do they know
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