So I lost it at the clinic yesterday....
Obviously the money I was making in ES is not enough to cover the mountain of expenses in the US but.. There are benefits! Food stamps, assistance, and medical care. Yippee! Most of which you can apply for now online and then after verifying blah blah blah... you're in.
I don't qualify for a lot of that stuff.
There is a benefit to benefits however.
You get to go to the department of social services and wait there to be told no. And while you are waiting you get to hear everyone's tale of woe. Sob story after sob story. I am shocked at how much people are willing to tell complete strangers. Like we give a fuck. We have our own sob story.
So the benefits of benefits is now knowing that their are people out there who are worse off then me. Give them the benefits, since clearly they don't even have the sense to not tell random strangers how they just spent a month in the psych ward. I will just try and manage with what I got, especially this medical stuff.
Which leads me back to the clinic yesterday....
They should stop leaving people on hold for an hour. Three days of this with no call backs. So after another half hour hold I went there, phone in hand still on hold, for the referrals that I need for my son. She told me to call to make the appointments. I turned the volume up on the phone and asked her if she could just answer the call I was on hold for now.
She got the benefit of my crazy.