I try not to rant much. Most of the time I’m very happy and accepting of most situations. But lately I’ve been very aggravated with a local “Emergency Room/Urgent Care”. Last year, Keith was hurt in a football game and like most responsible parents, my husband took him to a local emergency room for x-rays. All that was done at this visit was a set of x-rays and a wrap of his thumb/arm, and we were told how “bad” this injury was and that we needed an appt with a plastic surgeon as soon as possible because this injury was going to require a specialized surgery to correct. Luckily, I’ve been down this road before and chose to go to an orthopedic doctor that I trust first. In the meanwhile, my insurance company paid this emergency room about $2000 for this visit, plus we paid our co-pay. Next stop ortho dr., he has to “re-do” all the x-rays because they are so poorly done, he can’t get a good read. He proceeds to to a cast on Keith’s thumb, and sends us on our way. No surgery required, no visit to plastic surgeon needed whatsoever. Not to mention this visit only cost the $25 co-pay and an additional $38.00. So a year later, this emergency room is calling trying to collect on an additional $300 they say we owe them. This really ticks me off! Why is the medical field allowed to get away with poor service and we are still expected to pay for it no matter what. Even if they are wrong and do a crappy job, we are expected to smile and take it up the you know where. In most businesses, if you don’t do the job correct, you either don’t get paid or are expected to fix the mistake at the cost of that business. I refuse to pay this balance and have told them multiple times why I will not pay, however they will continue to harass and at some point will turn me into the credit bureau. I personally do not care and will not be bullied by a company or group of individuals that did not do an acceptable job/service. If I had it my way, I would have went back to the insurance company and had them not pay for this service as well. You’d think they’d be happy with the $2000 they already received, completely undeserved.
CUTE… JOB Opening
POSITION : Mother, Mom, Mama, Mommy, Momma, Ma
JOB DESCRIPTION: Long term, team players needed, for challenging permanent work in an, often chaotic environment. Candidates must possess excellent communication and organizational skills and be willing to work variable hours, which will include evenings and weekends and frequent 24 hour shifts on call. Some overnight travel required, including trips to primitive camping sites on rainy weekends and endless sports tournaments in far away cities. Travel expenses not reimbursed. Extensive courier duties also required.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The rest of your life. Must be willing to be hated, at least temporarily, until someone needs $5. Must be willing to bite tongue repeatedly. Also, must possess the physical stamina of a pack mule and be able to go from zero to 60 mph in three seconds flat in case, this time, the screams from the backyard are not someone just crying wolf. Must be willing to face stimulating technical challenges, such as small gadget repair, mysteriously sluggish toilets and stuck zippers. Must screen phone calls, maintain calendars and coordinate production of multiple homework projects. Must have ability to plan and organize social gatherings for clients of all ages and mental outlooks. Must be willing to be indispensable one minute, an embarrassment the next. Must handle assembly and product safety testing of a half million cheap, plastic toys, and battery operated devices. Must always hope for the best but be prepared for the worst. Must assume final, complete accountability for the quality of the end product. Responsibilities also include floor maintenance and janitorial work throughout the facility.
POSSIBILITY FOR ADVANCEMENT &PROMOTION: Virtually none. Your job is to remain in the same position for years, without complaining, constantly retraining and updating your skills, so that those in your charge can ultimately surpass you
PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE : None required unfortunately. On-the-job training offered on a continually exhausting basis.
WAGES AND COMPENSATION: Get this! You pay them! Offering frequent raises and bonuses. A balloon payment is due when they turn 18 because of the assumption that college will help them become financially independent. When you die, you give them whatever is left. The oddest thing about this reverse-salary scheme is that you actually enjoy it and wish you could only do more.
BENEFITS: While no health or dental insurance, no pension, no tuition reimbursement, no paid holidays and no stock options are offered; this job supplies limitless opportunities for personal growth and free hugs for life if you play your cards right.
I have recently become addicted to Pinterest. For those you that are unfamiliar:
You can read from Pinterest’s About page that they describe it as
a virtual pinboard — a place where you can create collections of things you love and “follow” collections created by people with great taste.
People use Pinterest to collect and share all sorts of things — wedding inspiration, favorite T-shirts, DJ equipment. You name it, people are pinning it.
Yeah, that pretty well sums it up.
I’ve been thrilled to discover that more and more of my friends are signing up.
Another website that is very interesting is http://www.postsecret.com
PostSecret is an ongoing community art project where people mail
in their secrets anonymously on one side of a homemade postcard.
They post new secrets every Sunday.