Tales From The Shelter – 13
Don’t get me wrong, those of us staying at the Silly are greatful to have a roof over our heads, and a clean one at that. While most of the shelters have bed-bug protocol and you must shower and change into clothes they give you while ALL your belongings are being chemically sprayed, the Silly doesn’t do this, which leads me to believe they are sending something through the closed ventilation system. How could so many get so sick so often? Yes, it’s closed circulation but so are a lot of buildings…and the Silly very very rarely has bed-bugs show up. So while we’re greatful, we’re no dummies either …something’s going on.
The Councillors and Admin are on the 2nd and 8th floors. Staff doesn’t get sick very often. OK, so why not? Flu shots are mandatory for them, so are they being inoculated for more then just the average public? Right now I don’t care too much, I just want to get over whatever damn bug it is I have. GAWD, GIVE ME ENOUGH ENERGY TO GET OUT OF THIS BUILDING FOR A BIT!!!!!!
Retarded Martha’s boyfriend is moving out so now she’s seeking her own place. Oh hallelujah, let the Silly Bells ring, we won’t have the two of them speaking to each other through the crack in the metal wall anymore. We were starting to get desperate, they’re so loud and she’s making a point of telling us things via her dialogue with him. Everyone bolted to the park when this happened last night…I slept through from 5pm on so missed it. We were thinking of investing in magnets for the wall and hoping she has an i.u.d. so we could slam her against it. Desperation is the mother of some inventions.
Jailbird Janet is getting a student loan to become an x-ray technician. She’s hilarious, a real good character. Welfare won’t give her a cheque between now and when her loan comes through so she’s seething. She’s a really really bright woman and was in the slammer for fraud and a few other things…she’s capable of doing way more then being an x-ray tech but just wants to get back into working and fast, so she’ll bare with the training time then move to greener pastures down the road. Meantime she’s going to have to land on the bureauratic doorstep of just the right welfare case worker, and that door step is often well greased. “so long, see ya in the slide’. Best of luck to her!
Of all the women here on my floor I’d have to say only three have been abusers of the welfare system…you know, the ones who lie around watching tv all day and mooching off of everyone else. Fuck you, ladies, go eat your dollar store bon bons elsewhere.