March 26, 2009
Unbelievable! There I was all geeked up for Motown televised Music, and wouldn't you know, Lady Kay summoned. She wanted a table lamp to set beside her new $1600.00 recliner, yet, did not want to pay more than $20.00 for it. Once again, the Salvation Army came to my rescue. It had one lamp, and one lamp only. A table lamp!
Maybe I looked poorly, or something because, once I reached the cashier, he rang up not the $14.94 price tag, but instead $11.24!
It was not enough to clear an area to put the table lamp, but I also had to fold and put away her discarded clothes in her bedroom, so as Platniumboy would not be embarrassed when he came to rearrange some of Her furniture. He too was summoned shortly afterwards.
She turned on the television while waiting for his arrival.
As soon as She realised that I was happy that I had not missed American Idol, explaining that its feature this week was Motown, her eyebrows furrowed. Her first comment was, "...he's trying to sing like a Black Man, and he can't! That's awful! He's awful-what makes him think he can do the impossible?" I stopped her from changing the channel until Simon was heard. He was too polite with his review. Her next comment was, "I hate his guts-he can't sing and he always has something miserable to say-he can't sing and pretends to be an expert-I hate his fucking guts- just who in the hell does he think he is!" In less than a second, W/we were then viewing Kleanin' House! She relaxed as she raved about that program's leader.
Two hours had passed before Platniumboy arrived to do his good deeds. That pretty much ended my hope to catch another glimpse of my favorite program for that night. I will miss tonight's American Idol program because, I have to go to work. For one reason or another, Fate has determined that my attention is needed elsewhere. So be it.........................................................
There are four birthdays to celebrate, at work tonight. I must remember to stop to pick up some Kentucky Chicken. I'd like to splurge and get an intire bucket, but that costs too much and I'd end up with an emaciated wing. If ever I choose to do that, it would definitely have to be one from Church's Chicken. That delicacy has half of half of a breast still attached to it. I hope KC still has a special of 10 legs and thighs for $5.99. If so, I will get two of those. If not, then I will get one. It's a bummer living paycheck to paycheck and payday isn't until tomorrow. So, I suppose I'm doing pretty good, what with paying my son's mortgage and my rent and utilities and his cell phone bill.
There is not going to be any let up because, he missed passing the Electrical Journeyman's exam by one point. That will cost another $100.00 to get another opportunity to take it, next month. Then, another 30 days to receive those results.
I kind of feel sorry for the guy, because two years ago, he purchased the house for $126,000. Yesterday, he received a notice that his house is valued at just over $50,000-AND, there is a tax increase! I clearly do not understand why the government is giving money to banks and not to individual citizens. Many of the banks are foreign owned. So, as I see it, the banks now have more monies to spend on harassing jobless people who are not going to see the designated $13.00/wk tax cut from their workplaces as they do not have any. Another fact of life is that after a year, people are no longer eligible to collect unemployment-AND, are still jobless! Because they are no longer collecting unemployment, they are not counted statistically, as such! So, for a state, such as Michigan to claim that there is only 12% unemployed, well, what a lie to live! Is it no wonder that crime related to homelessness exists at higher levels? Where are all the Christians? Certainly not in the government or monies would be made available to its citizens to pay off their loans to the foreign bank holders, which would bring the banks out of the red! harassing people is going to bring a drop in census, as suicide rates increase. That is why a man is not supposed to be hit, when he's down, as it will kill him. Where are the Christians?
Another not so brilliant move, by the government is lowering the Cobra rates. Where are the monies supposed to come from for the uncounted jobless people to pay those health insurance costs (available for 6 months after becoming unemployed)? The current president claims he is 'making progress'. Perhaps he needs to focus on the people and not what his predecessor designated for him to follow through with...yes, it is time for a change! Socialism may be the only way for America to survive...and/or limiting the purchase of banks and business' to authentic, native born, United States of America citizens! And to stop paying Social Security and benefits to foreigners who have worked here for only three years, then returned to their Mother Lands.