Thursday 13, also Thursday FOAD
August 9, 2007

Thursday 13

The universe never did make sense; I suspect it was built on government contract. - R.A.H.

Things wrong with the world today:
1) People do not take responsibility for their own actions any more. (If "they" ever did.)
2) People do not really take care of each other.
3) Most people think they are islands ... or at least that their immediate family is an island.
4) Many religious people are sooooooooooo happy with their religion, they wanna shove it down YOUR throat ... even though they don't strictly go by all the tenets they're supposed to go by.
Of course, they insist that YOU go by ALL of those tenets.
5) Politicians SUCK
6) Anarchy would be worse ... (see numbers one and two).
7) Democracy may not be the best system there is, but its the best we have.
8) The existence of insurance companies. They should all be shot, scrapped, their fields sown with salt, and other bad things done.
9) COBRA health insurance
10) Anyone who doesn't believe in global warming (and you should look at my electric bill).
11) Cell phones. Do we REALLY need to be connected 24/7? I don't.
12) People who shrug and say, "It's good enough" when we know it's not.
13) People who rush something to market before they've thought it out and then later they go, "Oh, I didn't think THAT would happen."

FOAD for today:
COBRA insurance. They want $330 up front to cover me from 7/10 to 8/10. Sent that in 10 days ago. Now, like a stupid, "I forgot to RTFM dweeb," I see that it can take up to THIRTY freaking days to process. So, by the time they've got it processed, I won't be breathing anymore because I can't afford to buy the $210 asthma medication because I already paid the COBRA people $330 so that my $210 medication would only cost me $35.
To ALL health insurance, COBRA and otherwise, to all paper pushers who forget that there are PEOPLE out here, FOAD!!!

There's more ... but that's all the energy I have with which to rant right now. I've gotta get back to putting my online portfolio up. *sigh*

Quote of the day ... another Robert Heinlein quote:

I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.

Posted by Red Monkey at August 9, 2007 4:36 AM | Never Underestimate the Power of Human Stupidity | | StumbleUpon Toolbar Stumble |

 

serenity said:

Perhaps this ought to be a regular feature on your blog...I like them all, and would have no problem adding to it as the day progresses. Just taking one from the files, I am currently involved in an endless loop on a customer no-service number that once I get to the end of the loop politely hangs up on me. There is no combination of numbers or buttons I can press to get me to a live customer service agent.

August 10, 2007 10:10 AM
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