Just between us

June 2, 2010 at 7:48 AM (Uncategorized) (, )

“Yeah, but that’s only because you know me.”

“What?”

“The only reason, really, that you figure it’s ok for *me* to get benefits and supports is because you know me.  You know I’m a cool smart funny fat broad, that the world would be poorer without, whether I’m able to ‘work’ or not.”

“But we don’t have it.  There’s no money to pay for what all disabled people need – –  and Obama-”

“Don’t start with that please.  We agreed not to discuss politics.”

“But you know there isn’t enough money.”

“Of course there isn’t.   I just don’t see why those least able to afford cuts in benefits etc, are the ones that always get reduced or cut.”

“Well, some of them are  faking.  Should we have to pay for them?”

“Because people game the system, everyone’s at risk? Where in the heck does that make sense? And, *them.*  Good God, we’re all people!  Not just the one you know.”

“Well, it’s uncomfortable.  You know.  Thinking about it. So I suppose if we don’t think about it, it’s easier to forget the problem altogether.”

“About what?”

“What if it happened to one of us? I couldn’t imagine it!”

[Sigh] “That’s the problem, right there.”

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5 Comments

  1. bridgett said,

    Is this person magic and immortal? Live long enough and the most fit able people need the kind of social supports and architectural designs (let’s stop calling them accomodations, like society has to grudgingly concede something for these inconvenient people) that make life more comfortable for those who are currently experiencing disabilities of one sort or another.

    That’s just part of the human ride.

  2. Astrid said,

    This conversation sound so like “you are okay because I know you, but THOSE people are potential fakers”.

  3. bridgett said,

    Off topic — did you see that Nick and Aleja got married in Central Park over the weekend? Pretty cool, I think.

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