Unless you are conversant with the white trash world, you might never imagine that one could (or might want to) pay to rent a three year old couch with suspicious stains on the center cushion or a wagon wheel coffee table with a loose third leg.
Yet it's true. White trash people rent literally everything in their apartment. They rent their big screen TV ($15 per week). They rent their bedroom suit ($25 per week). They even rent their dishwasher, washer and dryer (priceless).
Before taking a new home, a white trash couple will first visit a rent to own estabilshment, where the couple will "go shopping" in the old school "Wheel of Fortune" sense. Once the items are delivered, the payments begin.
White trash rent to own payments are weekly rather than monthly. This is by design so as to take advantage of the limitations of white trash math associated with the conversion of weeks to months. For this and other reasons, in the history of the rent to own industry, only three items (a lamp and two end tables) have ever come to be owned by the renter, and none of these lucky owners were white trash.
For all of its downsides, rent to own has one great advantage for the white trash consumer. When it is time to move on or when the Sheriff comes knocking post eviction, the white trash person need only walk out the door with his pit bull and his X-Box. Everything else in the apartment can be left behind, including, quite frequently, the fiance.