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Pizza and Politics

Posted on: November 18, 2009

This is my first time ever not doing NoBloBlahBlah.  I’m usually such a follower, such a lemming, that I do what everyone else is doing, but this year I smartened up for just long enough to realize a person who posts once a month should not be involved in a “let’s post every day” marathon.

I’m vastly proud of myself.  The truth is, I used to set up the weekends on automatic post because I don’t ever post on the weekends, so I was always a cheater anyway.  I feel much better having gotten that off my chest

I know I have news…something must be going on in my life…I just can’t think what it is or why you’d be interested in hearing it…

I just walked into the lunch room here at the office, because one of the Vice Presidents is visiting today and when he does he orders us all pizza.  And even though I’m not hungry and I like to go out for lunch I was all FREE PIZZA! and went and had some.

I walked in and got myself a slice and started to sit down when the strains of the topic of conversation wafted my way.  The men were talking about the atrocities of the current Presidential administration (their words, not mine) and bemoaning the cost of health care reform.  One of the guys who I spar with on a constant basis saw me and shouted, “Don’t worry about the cost, Candy will pay it.”

I’ve said that to him before.  That I think it’s my responsibility as a tax-paying citizen of this country to help out my brother.  To pay extra to give everyone healthcare, so that maybe – just maybe – the cost the poor lady who works nights at the local McDonalds can afford to take her infant to the doctor for an ear infection.  I know, call me crazy.

So I laugh it off even though the prickles of annoyance are rising up my spine, and I sit down.  And then the VP who was visiting says:

“Can you believe this moron who said that thing about the mammograms?”

Direct quote.  First of all, men sitting around a lunch room talking about mammograms – color me crazy but WTF?  The reason breast cancer hasn’t been cured, IMHO, is because men don’t typically get it.  So let’s not be silly enough to think we believe that you give a damn, gentlemen.

But then the one who made the crack about me paying for healthcare reform personally said:

“Yeah, just the first taste of what healthcare will be like now that our esteemed President is in charge.”

And I said, “That’s it,” got my pizza and walked out.  There was shock.  There were gaping jaws.  And there was my dust.

I know everyone is entitled to their opinion, but I’m entitled to have a free piece of pizza without having to find room to have that shoved down my throat too.



7 Responses to "Pizza and Politics"

Morons. I wish they would not be allowed to speak or breed.

I think if some digging was done you’ll find donations, grants, funding from insurance companies to those on that panel. Especially if you look at them for the past 10 years, like you remember when we gave you that money well we want the recommendation changed. Insurance companies I’m surprised aren’t all over this and changing there policies.

Also surprised you kept your cool and didn’t unload on those right wing greedy fox brainwashed morons. Also not all men are morons. Especially those of us who’s wives or significant others keep our brain in a jar in the medicine cabinet and occasionally let us take out the brain and play with it. Our normal brain can think logically instead of being deprived of oxygen. lol lol

Was beginning to wonder if swine flu had taken you out with the long delay between postings. I also don’t post every day and I find most that do, its useless drivel, like i don’t care you fluffed your dog or your debating between diet and non diet pop.

Hope they choked on the dusty pizza and had to pay exorbitant co-payments for their Emergency Room visit.

UGH. That shit should be banned from lunch conversations! Especially since those people clearly don’t want to have a calm, logical discussion with FACTS.

I probably would have said something wildly inappropriate…in front of the VP, no less. Good on you for just walking away.

No system is perfect, but it would be nice if the morons would stop yelling about how horrible public health care is and actually LEARN something about it.

(and yes, I’m biased….what with living in an evil, socialized-medicine society and all…)

OOh, I hear ya. No matter which side of any political/religious/Twilight (if you are me) issue you are persuaded by, it’s maddening to be the only one in a room with that perspective. I live this horrible scenario day in and day out.

Here’s the thing: I KNOW I’m right about whatever the topic is, but I don’t spew it … not even with those who share the same knowledge of our superiority. Not if there are others around who would be offended or might think we’re wrong (unless I’m around family, then I’ll be MORE than happy & eager to throw down in a dirty debate). Because, seriously – especially AT WORK, that shit is not cool.

Ending rant now … I so feel your annoyance.

Based soley on this post, I really like you.

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