Thursday Open Forum – December 9, 2010
Morning Trail People. Coffee is on but we are skipping the donuts today. No, a certain advocate of banning the sugary, ooey-gooey, roundies is not influencing us this morning. It is simply, these days the donuts are too darn expensive to treat the whole office! Office. Job. Paycheck. WWID moment. (What Would I Do?)
Here I am complaining about the unemployment benefits extension to three years, which is no longer unemployment but crosses over into welfare, and wondering if the job that supports this household becomes non-existent, will I be willing to live off of unemployment? If so, for the entire three years? Would I go on food stamps? For three years? Medicaid? Take the free phone? Or will I ‘just say no” and dumpster dive for groceries and make the rounds to the local church food pantries? Will I volunteer in community programs as my “giving back” to justify accepting all the bennies I am receiving?
Just how far will I go to live my present opinion. I am curious how we translate all this when we are faced with hunger, cold, and desolation.
Too much thinking; should have paid the electric bill late, bought the donuts, and enjoyed the sugar buzz.