I will preface this by saying I am a moderate Democrat. I have received aid from Pell Grants, the food stamp program, and unemployment benefits. Both of my parents benefited from Medicare and Social Security, as did both sets of grandparents. My father enlisted in the US Navy (served in WWII and Korea), and his… Continue reading Politics……

Safeway Blues AGAIN….I Wonder Why I Still Shop There!!

http://www.i-dont-think-so.com/?p=589 http://www.i-dont-think-so.com/?p=449 http://www.i-dont-think-so.com/?p=189 http://www.i-dont-think-so.com/?p=150 http://www.i-dont-think-so.com/?p=70 Today’s fun with Safeway was in the Starbucks store inside the Safeway store at NE 3rd and Franklin. Now, I have a Starbucks card that I received when redeeming points from an incentive site that I belong to or I couldn’t even afford Starbucks at all; I received this card… Continue reading Safeway Blues AGAIN….I Wonder Why I Still Shop There!!

Do You Have Any DECENT Furniture?

Well my mother was just on a roll last night. First off, I have to call her every Wednesday and Sunday–last night was Sunday night. So I try 3 times to call her and got a busy signal each time. I have to admit this made me mad since we have this standing ‘date’ and… Continue reading Do You Have Any DECENT Furniture?

Now Thats Just A Bit Much

I applied for a job at JC Penney today. The application itself was pretty painless but the screening for whether I’ve received welfare benefits or unemployment benefits or am a military veteran was way over the top in terms of invasive questions. I do not mind in the slightest answering general ‘yes/no’ questions about whether… Continue reading Now Thats Just A Bit Much

No New Claim But At Least I Get The Last Two Checks

So after I pried myself out of bed at 11:30 am (I went to bed at 5:00 am) I called the employment office.  My gut feeling that there would be no new claim due to lack of income (1300.00 earned in all of last year) was correct. At least this week I will get the… Continue reading No New Claim But At Least I Get The Last Two Checks

Food Stamps Blues Redux

I now have proof that the oh-so-charming young man referenced in the original food stamps blues post went out of his way to humiliate and embarrass me in front of other customers for whatever sick reason his tiny little mind could make up. I went shopping today knowing that I only had around $19.30 left… Continue reading Food Stamps Blues Redux

Being unemployed …….. or a 500 mile commute????

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100222/ap_on_re_us/us_the1000_mile_commute What I found saddest about this was the comment by the wife about ‘no sympathy’ “They say at least he’s working.” Well I’m not working. I haven’t had a steady job since October 2005, when I was fired by a boss who had disliked me from the minute SHE was hired (two weeks after… Continue reading Being unemployed …….. or a 500 mile commute????

Food Stamp Blues

Now I didn’t like applying for food stamps very much, but that is NOT why I am singing the blues about them.  On the contrary, the process of applying, getting approved, and getting my EBT card was pretty painless. My first shopping trip with the EBT card on the other hand was embarrassing and humiliating. … Continue reading Food Stamp Blues