So, I read about a California lawyer who wants to make it legal to kill gay people. http://www.bustle.com/articles/71258-appalling-bill-to-legalize-killing-gay-people-in-california-submitted-by-local-lawyer-matthew-gregory-mclaughlin You can Google it yourself, that’s just that article I picked for demonstration purposes. Somewhere in the back of my mind the words; Thou Shalt Not Kill echoed, I have no idea where they came from. ;)
I read about a New Hampshire Congressman who can’t tell the difference between a State Bird and abortion. http://news.yahoo.com/new-hampshire-bill-state-bird-hawk-raptor-students-abortion-174430496.html Wow! Just…wow!
I read about Religious Freedom Laws 2015 Style (these are not your forefathers Religious Freedom Laws) http://www.texasobserver.org/laws-unintended-consequences/
I don’t mind seeing these laws enacted so long as we 1) have clearly printed signs on every business openly stating who they will not serve 2) those who back these laws don’t start crying and whining when said laws are used against them. Fair’s fair after all.
Then I read a bit of truth about my least favorite book/movie straight from a cast member and had a little ray of hope shine down on me https://celebrity.yahoo.com/news/jamie-dornan-christian-grey-sick-142600077.html It didn’t even bother me when posters started trying to twist his clearly printed words with back story into saying that wasn’t what he said at all. I figure they can’t really read anyway, at least not for comprehension, so it was just par for that particular course.
That ray quickly disappeared as the day wore on and things became very hectic. By the end of the day I found myself wondering if that California lawyer wasn’t on to something. Not about gay people. No. I honestly believe he may be on the right track but have the wrong target. How about targeting Stupid People? No, no, no, not those among us with some sort of mental disability, I mean honest to goodness Stupid People. Those with whom there is absolutely nothing wrong whatsoever yet time and again they make you think; How have you survived this long?
If you call a place of business on a Monday that is not a holiday during business hours and someone answers the phone do you:
1) Automatically assume they’re open for business
2) Ask if they’re open for business
3) Hang up
If you said 1…I love you. So far you get to live. Lucky you.
If you call a place of business to ask a question and discover you have the wrong department because the nice lady on the other side of the phone politely informs you of such, do you:
1) Say thank you
2) Say ‘you’re an idiot, lady!’
3) Hang up
Did you guess 1 again? My goodness you’re batting a 1000 today!
If you call a place of business and ask their hours, upon being told said hours do you:
1) Say thank you
2) Ask if the person will stay an extra hour or hour and a half for you
3) Hang up
If you have parked your car and are getting out and you see a car ahead of you getting ready to leave do you:
1) Get on the sidewalk
2) Walk right behind the car that’s backing up so the driver has to slam on the brakes to avoid hitting you and then give the driver the finger
3) Wait a few seconds out of the driver’s blind spot so they can see you as they back up and then pull out
If you said 2…that’s one strike. 1 or 3 are both acceptable answers.
If you are at a red light and you are in the wrong lane do you:
1) Stay in the wrong lane and figure another way to your destination, it can’t be that far out-of-the-way, right
2) Back up in heavy traffic, forcing those behind you to also back up or be hit by you, and then nose yourself to the bumper of the car in the correct lane
3) Stay in the wrong lane and jet ahead of everyone else when the light turns green cutting off the driver who knows where they’re going
Yes, 1 is the correct answer again…it really is, it may be inconvenient for you but chances are there’s a quick way back to your route just around the corner.
So, I’m proposing the Stupid People Eradication Act. What do you think? It’ll be just like that California lawyer; anytime you see or hear someone do/say something unbelievably stupid…you shoot them. Right there on the spot. I’ll even break down and buy a gun so I can participate. Well, I’ll be an Ass Shooter, you know. Small caliber bullet into the fattest part of the buttocks. Maybe the foot or knee cap. You shoot to kill if you like although I really do prefer the good wound in such cases. But, you know, if the offender already has visible bullet hole scars I guess there’s no other choice being a repeat offender and all; head shots only, please.
This would, of course, apply to all members of Congress where shooting will begin on a first-come-first-save basis. It would also apply to your State Congresspeople. I’m not really ready to include the President of the United States (no matter who it is at any given time) but I am open to negotiation on the matter. Yes, of course, it would most definitely apply to Yahoo! posters. Well, people to who post anywhere really but let’s start with Yahoo! Perhaps we’ll get enough of our point across there to not need to move on to anywhere else. :)
Yes, I did. I wrote a very nice one paragraph letter addressed to that collection agency today with full copies sent to Lawrence and Memorial Hospital and our lawyer. I wanted to write something nasty, of course I did, but I was legal secretary for nearly a decade so….
I simply informed the collection agency of the origins of the claim, that said claim would be settled within a reasonable time frame, and out of said settlement all outstanding medical bills would be paid. Kindly direct all future correspondence and phone calls to the lawyer here’s his address and phone and number. Thanks so much. Buh-bye.
We’ll see what happens. If nothing else there’s a response on file with all concerned parties.
We’ve paid a shit ton of money out-of-pocket over this between 2x a week PT and prescriptions and…oh yeah…an ambulance bill for a rather outrageous amount of money that also oddly just couldn’t wait. Yes, co-pays for doctors visits to the GP (what an idiot he is, seriously…grrrr) and the Ortho who sees hubby once every 3 months or so to judge his progress and/or lack thereof. It’s my understanding that we’ll get the money for these co-pays and the rest back in the settlement and that Blue Cross will be reimbursed by GEICO.
Let’s hope that’s how it goes because to tell you the truth, I have refrained from doing my taxes this year for so long simply because I’m terrified of getting lost in the quagmire with all of this. Just thinking about it makes my head throb. Yes, I know I should have done it already because we’re part of Blue Cross and they got hacked and its altogether possible that someone somewhere has already submitted a CT State Income Tax on my behalf and received whatever refund we may have been entitled to. OY! I’m seriously considering using H&R Block this year, I’ve always done our taxes but this is just out of my league. Some of the payments were done with the HSA card and others straight out-of-pocket with the debit card. My stomach’s turning just typing this. What a nightmare.
Any tax preparers out there? I could really use your assistance!
If I hear anything from them before this nightmare is over I’ll be sure to give you a Progress Report.
You know, if I could have just one wish, I wouldn’t wish for diamonds, or silver, or gold, nope, I’d wish Lawrence & Memorial Hospital would disappear.
Just…poof. Vanish off the face of the Earth. Not necessarily with anyone *in* it when it goes…well, ok, I wouldn’t mind if a few ‘higher ups’ were in it at the time. No, I wouldn’t mind that all.
As most of you know my husband was in a motorcycle accident last August. It wasn’t his fault and the other insurance company has already taken full responsibility. All that’s left to do is for hubby to keep going to PT (yes, he’s still going to Physical Therapy after all this time) and for us to wait until the settlement comes in. Our lawyer says that will be some time in July.
With the exception of the Physical Therapy place every other doctor/office involved has understood this fact and are patiently waiting to get paid this summer.
Not L&M. I just got the Collection Notice today. I looked at that and said; You fuckers.
They know this is the result of a vehicular accident…they must, right? The ambulance brought him in along with the cops who told the ER staff he’d been in a motorcycle accident. So it’s not like this fact was ever hidden from L&M. Not to mention the letter the lawyer sent them. I guess they didn’t get it. (Cough. Choke)
Yet, being the bratty little children they are, they are constantly harassing us for the cash. I know, they’re poor, totally strapped…out of their own stupidity but that’s neither here nor there, I guess.
So tomorrow, I’ll sit right down and write myself a letter which will go to the Collection Agency and to L&M. I’ll explain the situation….again…and this time I may remind them that if it hadn’t been for the ineptitude of some of their staff members my husband’s broken collar-bone might have been discovered during the plethora of x-rays and scans he had. Yep, if some moron hadn’t stamped his patient information right over the break he might not have spent 3 months in agony while being told there was nothing wrong with his shoulder. He might not be a bit lopsided now and he will be for the rest of his life. He might have been able to have it set properly so that it doesn’t ache and cause him a great deal of pain the rest of his life. Not to mention the fact that my sex life might not be so impaired if a doctor had been able to see the break in the collar-bone on the x-ray and, in turn, been able to fix it properly.
Good job, L&M. Really, just aces. I guess your Vision Coverage for your employees really stinks, huh? You should look into that. It’s helpful for the x-ray staff to be able to actually see what they’re looking at.
I’m thinking there’s a lawsuit in there somewhere so I’ll ask our lawyer about that. I’m thinking it’s negligence at best and malpractice at worst. If the lawyer says ‘yes’ then it’ll be Damn the Torpedoes and Full Speed Ahead. I’m thinking the money we’ll get out of that will be considerably more than the $750.00 L&M just can’t wait for until the case settles in about 4 months. When we win the suit perhaps we’ll be kind and tell them they can just deduct the bill from the award money. No, no, we won’t settle with them, not a chance. We’ll go all the way to a verdict with that one just so we can leave a big old black mark on their…well their reputation sucks already but, you get my point.
In the meantime, if they keep this up, I’m going to have oodles of fun getting $750.00 in pennies from the bank. I’ll have more fun unrolling them and then taking them up to the billing department on a handcart where I’ll photograph myself leaving the money there and walking out. Hey, at least this way they’ll actually earn the money. It’ll give them something to do besides harass the crap out of good people who were seriously injured through no fault of their own. And we’ll get to see if they can count past 20….oh yeah, I suppose that’s 21 for the males working in the billing department. Yes, I can be just as petty as them. Watch me. But hey, at least I’m not stupid. That’s something I can’t say for L+M. (It still equals ‘N’, btw)
Hey! Maybe I’ll end up owning that parking lot. I’ll charge them all $5.00/day to park…no valet service, sorry. It’ll create jobs, someone’s got to sit there and take tickets/cash. OR I could rip it up and get my yard back along with the serenity it once provided. I think my neighbors would like that. I know I would. So I’ll consider it a Public Service to the Hospital Neighborhood…my treat.
That’s something L&M Hospital Corporation has certainly never considered; Public Service.
Hell, they probably can’t even spell it.