Dear Annie: My husband has a stressful job. To combat the stress, he and a co-worker play with airsoft guns after business hours. Sometimes, my husband does target shooting with the guns in the basement.
Dear Annie: Our home is almost 100 years old with original hardwood floors.
Last weekend, our daughter and a friend hosted a bridal shower at our house. After all the guests had gone home, we noticed one woman's stiletto heels left small indentions everywhere. I counted over 30 holes in the living room alone. I thought the rubber tip had come off the heel and she was walking around on a nail head.
Dear Annie: "Healthy and Scared" said she had no health insurance and you sympathized. Come on, Annie.
When I was too old to be covered by my parents' insurance, I bought my own and I was only working part time. Expensive? I thought so. But it was the responsible thing to do. "Healthy and Scared" has many options to access health insurance. My guess is that she is unwilling to do so until someone else actually fills out the paperwork and foots the entire bill. You should have told her to pick up the phone and call any one of the myriad social service agencies in her area. Someone will be glad to take the responsibility for her health care and lay it squarely on our paychecks.
I teach in a public school that still has uninsured students because their parents won't take the time to enroll them in the government-subsidized plan we offer. But these same kids have the latest technology and clothes. My husband is a pharmacist, and two of my children work in pharmacies. They are constantly amazed by how many clients are on welfare and don't pay a dime for their very expensive, non-generic drugs. These same people also have the rudest, most demanding entitlement attitudes.
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