Originally Posted by Banjo
Microwaves are much cheaper to buy and use compared to a standard stove oven. So I can see why the poor would defer to that instead. People actually do die from being too hot. So I can see why people would need an AC. I wouldn't go so quick to call it a luxury considering how dangerous it is to be in a heatwave. Especially if you are an infant or a senior.
Having a cable tv or a computer does not mean you're rolling around in extravagance at all. Far from it.
One would think kokonut is saying you're only poor if you're skeletal and so weak you cannot lift your arm to brush the flies away from your eyes.