Re: What do jobless do when unemployment checks run out?
A friend of mine has had a series of health issues over the past few years, now I will say that many of them he created himself, however, these have left him to the point that he does not have the money to make his mortgage and car payment for this month. I have been trying to help him locate resources, help him sell his second car on Craig's List (btw...anyone interested in a 98 Honda Accord w/ 54000 miles. Needs a new battery. $3500. / blue book is 5k) to catch him up on his bills. His cable and internet are being cut off today. And he is working.
Last night at dinner D. said, "You get too involved trying to help people." (Actually, an interesting statement coming from someone who has done his time in the unemployment line and hated every minute of it). My response was, "I would just hope that if I were in that situation someone would help me out." He said, "Well, you won't ever be in that position."
Really? Where is THAT guarantee written? No one is promised an accident free, fully employed, uncomplicated life. I know I am blessed. I also know that it takes very little to lose everything. I've seen it happen to others and I thank God every day for what I have. These situations I hear about/read about are so sad and far too common. We get so comfortable in our lives; its a dangerous oblivion to what's going on around us.
Unpacked my bags, setting up housekeeping...think I'm here to stay.