Is the Continuing Saga of Tony Bigcharles Finally Reaching a Breakpoint?
I have written several posts over the past year that have dealt with Tony in one way or another. However, as I anticipate the change of seasons, I also wonder what the near future will bring to Tony.
If you are not familiar with TBC, I suggest a quick read of a post I published last fall in an attempt to write a brief summary of the TBC situation.
Tony’s current status is that his “role” (his description of his gambling bankroll which is in reality very close to his net worth) is right at $800. It recently was below $700. However, As Tony’s monthly expenses (largely computer and cell phone charges) continue to come and his housing options become even more limited, he has almost run out of ways to keep himself afloat. His reluctance over the past year to take the steps necessary to apply for and receive government assistance has left him in a difficult situation.
Despite numerous friends who continually root for Tony and supply him with worthwhile life advice, Tony has chosen to go his own way, oftentimes making decisions that have resulted in the horrid situation he is in now. In the past, Tony has shown quite a knack for escaping a total bottoming out and has rebounded in one way or another. Now, however, it appears to be only a matter of time before Tony has absolutely no money at all.
Has Tony finally run out of time with his sockroll? Will a temporary reprieve at his mother's house allow him to build up his resources? Can a last ditch effort at applying for government assistance get him help before he contemplates returning to a life of homelessness, panhandling, and living totally on the edge?
The sockroll continues to decrease. The clock continues to run ...