Precious Cargo

A Tumble to Remember

Vic Pinto
Human Parts
Published in
8 min readMay 10, 2024

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Cartoon by Vic Pinto

Being proud of being poor was part of my dad’s personality. He kept receipts and showed them off like trophies. He’d correct me whenever I showed interest in material things. He’d say, “The only thing of value is values.” He wanted me to take control of my life, independent of stuff.

On the other hand, my mom tried to shield me from it. She never hesitated to buy me another…

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Vic Pinto
Human Parts

Little Jokes, Cartoons, & Funny Stories. Former top writer in Humor, Shortform, and Travel