The constraints of being a Curmudgeon on health and welfare.

January 25th, 2019 at 10:12:47 AM permalink
Fleastiff
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woman who was supposed to drive me to food bank had to cancel.

took me two and a half hours to walk to the next building. milk and cheese which i'm not supposed to have and unrefrigerated hamburger patties.

no word yet on mobility cart but quacks think there is insufficient bloodflow to my ffet. WHY am I so afraid to call it quits. got some cinnamon pecan roll to drown my diabetic troubles in.

at least the sugar will put me to sleep for awhile.
January 25th, 2019 at 10:32:04 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Fleastiff


at least the sugar will put me to sleep for awhile.


Aren't you close to 80?
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
January 25th, 2019 at 10:44:17 AM permalink
terapined
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Quote: Fleastiff
woman who was supposed to drive me to food bank had to cancel.

took me two and a half hours to walk to the next building. milk and cheese which i'm not supposed to have and unrefrigerated hamburger patties.

no word yet on mobility cart but quacks think there is insufficient bloodflow to my ffet. WHY am I so afraid to call it quits. got some cinnamon pecan roll to drown my diabetic troubles in.

at least the sugar will put me to sleep for awhile.



My car died
I work from home so no big deal
Been taking uber to the grocery store
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
January 25th, 2019 at 10:53:24 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: terapined
My car died
I work from home so no big deal
Been taking uber to the grocery store


I'll bet they love you. Uber drivers
have told me they hate grocery
store runs, no money in it for
them.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
January 25th, 2019 at 11:19:05 AM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: Evenbob
I'll bet they love you. Uber drivers
have told me they hate grocery
store runs, no money in it for
them.


Probably not unless they get a tip.
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it
January 25th, 2019 at 11:32:44 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: AZDuffman
Probably not unless they get a tip.


If you have to use Uber to go to
the store, a big tipper you ain't.
Take it from an ex cab driver,
grocery store runs are the worst.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
January 25th, 2019 at 11:43:58 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: Fleastiff
Walked to the food bank, nearly collapsing with the effort.
Declined the two pounds of cheese and two containers of milk thanks to EvevBob's statements.
Got cheap spaghetti, a day old pie labeled Mince that turned out to be cherry pie, a sliced apple, a salad.
For four weeks!
nearly collapsed on the way back, had to be helped the last two hundred feet.

poverty is not fun.

Do you qualify for SNAP?
January 25th, 2019 at 12:25:43 PM permalink
Fleastiff
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Quote: Pacomartin
Do you qualify for SNAP?
used to get 1400 a month in EBT food stamos, no more though. no funding.
January 25th, 2019 at 1:14:49 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Fleastiff
used to get 1400 a month in EBT food stamos, no more though. no funding.


Aren't you pushing 80? It seems like
about 2013 you said you were 72.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
January 25th, 2019 at 2:51:06 PM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: Fleastiff
used to get 1400 a month in EBT food stamos, no more though. no funding.


That seems high. I thought food stamps for one person were about $6 per day.