Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Money for Nothing

GrandmaAnd shit ain’t free. I really get where Bernie there is coming from.

Imagine, if you will, a good relationship gone bad. The circumstances behind the breakdown in communications definitely matter, but not for the purposes of this entry. The situation became so untenable that one party sent a letter to the other party stating that they wanted nothing more to do with them, and that they wanted the person out of their life. After an attempt was made to pass on the information that someone known to the first party had died, this message of alienation was reiterated by other parties involved: no phone calls, no emails, no contact whatsoever was welcome. The decision was made to abide by that request, and so it was done.

Fast forward a few months, and a request for several thousands of dollars is made. Not by the first party, but by other parties involved. There was still to be no contact. But they expected the money. Approximately one third of the money requested was sent, with the understanding and agreement that there would be no more. Anger and death wishes ensued. (I’m not exaggerating.)

Fast forward a few more months, and there is more anger, because further benefits and money is no longer forthcoming. Gee, for someone who wanted no part of the second party, no involvement, no contact whatsoever, they’ve sure got their little girl panties in a wad about money! I guess the “no involvement” part doesn’t apply when they’re holding their hands out waiting for—and apparently feeling entitled to—more money.

Here’s a mental bone to gnaw on. The money train is nearing the end of the line, and one passenger has already arrived at their destination. I’m sure there will be many more travels ahead for them, but they’re going to have to bankroll it on their own. Welcome to the real world! The person who once said that the homeless are a bunch of lazy bums who just don’t want to work is starting to find out that the free ride is over. There are bills to be paid: rent, food, clothing, transportation, and insurance. As I’ve said here before, you don’t get to treat people like shit and then expect them to fork over a bunch of money to you. Life doesn’t work that way. The lesson has arrived. Learn from it.

It seems that a sense of entitlement has been fostered there. I can’t say that I’m surprised, though. What is really sad is that there was more help to be had. Planning and saving has been going on here for years (unlike some folks elsewhere, haha!), but the anger and bitterness instilled in and cultivated by others resulted in people hurting only themselves. It’s a case of cutting off your nose to spite your face. Really, what a horrible attitude to foster in others. That’s no way to go through life, but the pattern will apparently continue. Great job. As Anthony Weiner would say, “Aces!”


  1. The unfortunate thing is that the anger of one has resulted in the hurting of more. A simple phone call or e-mail late last year from the one now at the end of the line would have avoided all this. There are consequences to actions, and we all have to learn the hard way at some point.

  2. *smh* The sense of entitlement does not seem to bestow any wisdom regarding the consequences from actions. Not surprising given the reality show culture that does not demand that there is any more reprecussion to mistreating and disrespecting people than the extinguishing of a torch or hearing 'your fired'.

  3. Two thoughts. 1) I identify with Bernie entirely. 2) Anthony Weiner: 2016!

  4. Well said! The consequences of our actions...


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