...my family grew up pretty poor. We never were on food stamps...
Then you weren't "pretty poor".
Or, y'know, your definition of "poor" is different than everybody else's.
Last week, I saw a guy with an eyepatch and a gold monocle and pointed him out to Flea as one of the most awesome things I've seen, ever. If I had an eyepatch and a gold monocle, I'd always dress up as Mr. Peanut but with a hook hand and a parrot.