Pretend you can’t pay your bills

The blurb in question. It’s like being poor is a conspiracy or something. Let’s go undercover and make sure poverty is a real thing! Because maybe the destitute are big, fat liars? They’re not “us,” after all, how can we be sure “they” can be trusted? As if living in fear of nearly everything, fromContinue reading “Pretend you can’t pay your bills”

Thoughts of thirsty people who did the right thing

My brand new-to-me car got a little dirty in the drought, but now I can wash it. The sparkle of diamonds will have nothing on my Volvo after I get done dousing that thing. After all, I got told by California American Water I should pay more because I used less of it during theContinue reading “Thoughts of thirsty people who did the right thing”

On hold with the IRS

Dainty canned piano music plays in my left ear courtesy of the Internal Revenue Service and their help line. “Our representatives are still helping other customers. Please continue to hold.” I should have been counting how many times they said it. The piano music isn’t enough to make me fall asleep, but it tries. DidContinue reading “On hold with the IRS”