I just had a “lunch” that perfectly encapsulates poverty: I had $2.50 in my pocket. I couldn’t spend more even if I wanted to. So I went to the local corner bodega and examined my options. I got a bag of chicharonnes (fried pork rinds), a packet containing 2 Little Debbie Swiss rolls and a honey bun. I feel like absolute trash now. As if I somehow gained 10 pounds in 10 minutes. But it filled me up. And gave me a bit of energy (probably from all the processed sugar in what I ate.) Yeah the store had bananas. But that wouldn’t have filled me up. And the pressed natural juice I really wanted was over $3. So I made my choice. When you wonder why poor people are overweight, remember this.