Lord I Wish I Was the Broke Bobby in My Friend Group
Wait until you hear about the "Welfare 10"
A TikTok user who goes by Tom Cruz had the phrase Broke Bobby trending on Twitter when one of his videos got shared on the platform. Twitter user Karim Alammuri shared Cruz’s video asking a simple question.
“What in the wealth is this?”
What in the wealth is this pic.twitter.com/NTPTKT5CZG
— Karim Alammuri (@Radio_Reem) August 18, 2021
Cruz’s video starts out fine. Honestly, when vacationing with friends, it’s not a bad idea to figure out everyone’s schedule and what their budget is for vacation.
We see the dollar amounts for the friend group.
Shawn, the top-earning friend, is projected to make 5 MILLION dollars this year. He has no limit on his PTO and has a max spending limit of 80 THOUSAND DOLLARS.
This is gonna be one of those videos, the ones with dollar amounts being thrown around that I can’t even begin to imagine unless we’re talking about how many bells I have in Animal Crossing: New Horizons after playing the game for a solid year.
What caught everyone’s attention, though, was the friend at the bottom of the list. Known only as Broke Bobby, this poor lad is projected to only make $125,000 this year, with 9 days of PTO left and a max spending limit 0f 10 thousand dollars.
THAT’S your definition of BROKE?! In this economy?!
All of us after seeing Broke Bobby trending pic.twitter.com/zToq06AwNu
— cesar (@jebaiting) August 19, 2021
Here I am tryna get Broke Bobby money
— IrvinMagik🏁 (@RODFLY92) August 18, 2021
“Broke Bobby” still making 5x what the average American does.
Rich people are so out of touch. https://t.co/ydiKsrxxhe
— Dirk The Daring (@TheRumpletiltsk) August 19, 2021
Broke Bobby watching this TikTok like pic.twitter.com/tPb1z4FF4B
— Voldemort (@ib_2cute) August 19, 2021
Broke Bobby: Hey, y’all got me tonight?
His rich friends: pic.twitter.com/tso1bBnwgG
— Pooja’s Behavior (@non_plusd) August 19, 2021
There are other… um… gems to the vacation spreadsheet, like the marital status column:
Everybody talking about Broke Bobby, nobody talking about how Chris K. is 70% single pic.twitter.com/KpirkijhXS
— Tom Petrini (@RealTomPetrini) August 19, 2021
And something about being willing to travel to third world countries:
i saw ppl talking about this all mentioning the broke bobby part but WHY IS THERE IS WILLINGNESS TO TRAVEL TO THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES COLUMN https://t.co/t7mgUrgrEQ
— mol (@molfully) August 19, 2021
Then there’s the video about the Welfare 10, the ones who are, apparently, below Broke Bobby.
Those that make less are called the “Welfare 10” 😭😭😩 pic.twitter.com/7smW2Gz5pI
— Aïcha-Mira (@AyishaMiraClb) August 19, 2021
According to the video, these are the friends who make under $100,000 a year. Poor Jake is so close to being off this list with $92,500. Maybe 2022 will be kinder, I say as I play the smallest of violins.
The spreadsheet has some slight changes, according to Cruz, to accommodate for the fact that these ten make less than everyone else. Instead of a 7-day trip, for example, it’s a 3-day trip, and there’s a question about whether or not you’d be willing to eat at a non-chain restaurant because I guess a 2 for $20 meal at Applebees is looked down upon.
There’s also a question about being able to do first-class for hotels or flights compared to the rich list asking about splitting the cost of a private jet.
The fact that this is even a conversation people can have right now is astonishing to me. Imagine being labeled as the “broke” one when you’re projected to make over $100K in a time where we’re fighting to have places pay workers livable wages in the middle of a pandemic.
I need to sit down.
Broke Bobby makes $125k..
That’s gonna sit in my spirit for the rest of the night https://t.co/qUzcq5vRTA
— Mykail James | Financial Educator (@BoujieBudgeter) August 18, 2021
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