The Vent Thread

This forum is for members to discuss topics that do not relate to anime music videos.

Re: The Vent Thread

Postby JaddziaDax » Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:25 pm

So yeah I had surgery, right? I have insurance, and I should be covered, right? should be all good since it's all for my health, right?

Well APPARENTLY the hospitals here don't employ their doctors and staff, they just let them work in their facilities o.o ... so since each person who had to deal with me doesn't even work for the hospital (somehow? yet I have to pay all of these bills to the SAME DAMN "medical group"?) I've been getting all kinds of bills. Because of this retarded confusion I've been hit up for co-pay after co-pay after co-pay! >:[

and since none of them talk to each other, or the people who DO THE DAMN BILLING CAN'T EVEN SEE THE ENTIRE BILL even though I have to pay the same PLACE... FOR EVERYTHING..... I get all these smaller bills that end up adding up to hundreds of dollars and I don't even know what any of it's for anymore.

Last month my husband called them and asked them for the total bill and they said it was some $160+. So, we paid it thinking that if we just paid it then it would go away...

Then today I got ANOTHER bill for $25 O.o I call them up and they tell me that "the hospital bill is separate from the doctor's/everyone else's bill" and that I still owe them $44.

Image
(would be nice to have this as an emote)

And the one thing I absolutely love about this is that NO ONE TOLD ME THAT THIS WAS GOING TO HAPPEN! :awesome:

And I already have issues with seeing doctors, and then I get this on top of it. And then people wonder why people like me will wait until they are "dying" to see a doctor.
User avatar
JaddziaDax
Crazy Cat Lady!
 
Joined: 16 Mar 2004
Location: somewhere i think O.o
Status: I has a TRU Arceus

Re: The Vent Thread

Postby Mkid » Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:30 pm

Hurricane took up two trees in front of my house. Had to move my car 4 times from being smashed by trees. Annoying people won't let me sleep and on top of it nobody is answering my phone calls so I have no solve of entertainment. Stupid hurricane I would rather be going to school in the morning.
Image
User avatar
Mkid
Im on the case
 
Joined: 22 Jul 2009
Location: A Farm in New York
Status: No more mutants.

Re: The Vent Thread

Postby Radical_Yue » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:36 pm

Katie, yeah....medical bills are such BS. I had like, one hospital visit a couple years back and everytime I paid a bill they told me I was all done but then I kept getting more and more from other people -___-

By the end of it, I'm pretty sure I ended up paying the doctor's wife's hairdresser and their dog walker. Evil bastards.
ImageImage
Image
User avatar
Radical_Yue
stuck in a room with a moose
 
Joined: 04 Feb 2005
Status: The flamer with heart of gold~<3

Re: The Vent Thread

Postby JaddziaDax » Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:15 am

Yeah that is pretty much the feeling there, we are already broke, what more do they want? my first born? oh wait... :ying:
User avatar
JaddziaDax
Crazy Cat Lady!
 
Joined: 16 Mar 2004
Location: somewhere i think O.o
Status: I has a TRU Arceus

Re: The Vent Thread

Postby Castor Troy » Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:01 pm

Had a bad dream where I was at my old job only wearing my underwear. :shock: :uhoh:
Image
"You're ignoring everything, except what you want to hear.." - jbone
User avatar
Castor Troy
Ryan Molina, A.C.E
 
Joined: 16 Jan 2001
Location: California
Status: Retired from AMVs

Re: The Vent Thread

Postby Kimberly » Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:36 am

my phone is broken and my contract ends in a year. booo.
ImageImage
User avatar
Kimberly
Kardashian
 
Joined: 18 Sep 2004

Re: The Vent Thread

Postby Kitsuner » Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:49 am

Old habits die hard. And not the good kind of hard dying, with Bruce Willis. In about 4 hours, I'm about to miss yet another deadline due to me dicking around like an idiot. And this time I might end up screwing over a couple of classmates who were dumb enough to team up with me. Part of me wants to just hide from them and sleep all day, but I know I'll have to face them sometime. The worst part is I could potentially finish this bullshit if I would just stop obsessing over how much I'm avoiding doing the work, which makes me feel worse, which makes me want to do it even less.

When am I gonna stop being such a fucking waste?
OtakuGray wrote:Sometimes anime can branch out to a younger audience and this is one of those times where you wish children would just go die.
Stirspeare wrote:<Stirspeare> Lopez: Vanquish my virginity and flood me with kit. ["Ladies..."]
User avatar
Kitsuner
Maximum Hotness
 
Joined: 16 Feb 2003
Location: Chicago, IL
Status: Top Breeder

Re: The Vent Thread

Postby Pwolf » Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:04 am

Well, now is a good time. You already recognize the problem. Just need to figure out how to break out of it and/or change what's causing it. Why do you procrastinate? Do you not like the work? Is it too difficult? There is always a reason for being lazy and procrastinating, just need to figure out why and then tackle it.
ImageImage
ImageImage
Like the AMV .Org App? Think about donating to help me make it better.
User avatar
Pwolf
Friendly Neighborhood Pwaffle
 
Joined: 03 May 2001
Location: Some where in California, I forgot :\

Re: The Vent Thread

Postby Flint the Dwarf » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:51 pm

^ basically what Scott said

Procrastination is a bitch to beat. And most of the time it's not even about the task you're putting off. Most likely it's the sacrificing of what you would otherwise consider free time. Free time is hard to give up. Depending on the type of person you are, a schedule might help a lot. Just a weekly one. Designate an hour to something you might otherwise put off. But the key is to keep it in mind. Keep in mind that that singular hour is supposed to be devoted to one thing.

It's all about free time and your mentality. An example from my life that comes up all the time is staying late for work. If someone asks me a day before, or even at the beginning of my shift, I will always work late. If they ask me 15 minutes before my shift ends, when my mind is already moving into "free time" mode, I probably won't. And if I do, I'll be miserable.

Try a schedule. Don't just let it linger in your mind as a task that needs to be accomplished "at some point," because it won't be. Give it a time.
Kusoyaro: We don't need a leader. We need to SHUT UP. Make what you want to make, don't make you what you don't want to make. If neither of those applies to you, then you need to SHUT UP MORE.
User avatar
Flint the Dwarf
 
Joined: 16 Jan 2002
Location: Ashland, WI

Re: The Vent Thread

Postby Taite » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:09 pm

The election was pretty much over weeks ago, but as time got closer and closer to the actual day, I wasn't getting angry over the fact that my party would lose; I liked some of Romney's ideas, but I didn't have any hope that he would win. He was nothing new. Anyhow, the only thing that I thought about, only thing I was angry about, was the fucking media. A little bitter over the Romney vs Obama stuff, but right down to the hour that Obama was re-elected, all I could think of was how FUCKED we are because of the fucking media. Why? Because of Ron Paul. This guy could have gone down in the history books as one of the greatest presidents ever. Call it an opinion. No, to me it's a fucking fact. And all because of the blackout on him during the primaries, and all because Americans are FUCKING STUPID and all they do is eat shit that is fed to them by the media. Half this country can't even think for themselves.
I think it needs to be a fucking law that you are not able to vote if you haven't taken a fucking class on the history of US politics. You don't know the Bill of Rights? Or what the Constitutions says? Or what defines your party? These are basic things that I can GUARANTEE most voters don't even fucking know. So get the fuck out, you're not an American. I swear to god. All of these uneducated, mindless drones that vote for Obama or Romney just because of what they see is in the media, I say fuck you just as much as I say fuck you to the media.

I don't think we're going to enter an apocalypse in 4 years. I'm not talking about the results of the election. I'm not bitter over it, and it was pretty much done weeks ago. Just for some reason, closer and closer to the election, probably with all the media people lashing out on each other, all this talk of "This isn't true." blah blah, it made me think back to Ron Paul. How they fucking shut him out. And god... we could have had it good. I'm so fucking depressed. I got all caught up in the hype of the election, but when momentum for either candidate started to drop, I just... thinking about how we're going to waste yet another four years, and how people are going to look back and say how fucking stupid America was... it makes me sick. After Romney got the nomination, it was the same deal.

I'm just a little testy about the topics of American stupidity and the media, so sorry if anyone reads this and thinks I'm a nut job. I have a lot of person experience with dealing with the media, and also with a lot of stupid people, so I'm not really looking to debate about either. You say Americans aren't as stupid as I say, I say they are, so there you go. "Let me be clear" though, I don't mean everyone. Just.... a lot.


Sigh, I don't know. I'm angry because I know that a lot of the people only voted because of the pretty words their candidate said and how the media portrayed them. I'm not angry about Obama winning, I honestly don't care who won. Having Romney win would have been the same deal. I like some of his ideas, like I said, but he wasn't going to turn this country around. He's an all together politician. But more than anything, as time goes on, I'm just fucking sad. I am so sorry Ron Paul. I'm sorry we're so fucking stupid.

Jesus.... I just want my fucking Ron Paul sweater to bawl into.
Image Image
User avatar
Taite
 
Joined: 26 Jun 2009
Location: Colorado

Re: The Vent Thread

Postby BasharOfTheAges » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:31 pm

Kit - I totally feel you. Same thing happened to me a few times in college and I felt like I was going to even lose a good friend over it. While you come up with a solution, you have to focus on two very important points. First, the fact that you recognize it's a problem to behave that way means you're not worthless or a waste. Second, the fact that you agonize over it means you have empathy and aren't completely selfish. Those easily put you above the millions of shiftless do-nothings out there. Giving a shit enough to feel guilty actually has a bright side.
Another Anime Convention AMV Contest Coordinator 2008-2014 & Head of the AAC Fan-works Theater - follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/AACFanTheater
:sorcerer: :sorcerer: |RD: "Oh, Action!" (side-by-side) | |
User avatar
BasharOfTheAges
Just zis guy, you know?
 
Joined: 14 Sep 2004
Location: Merrimack, NH
Status: Extreeeeeeeeeme

Re: The Vent Thread

Postby Flint the Dwarf » Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:45 pm

Taite wrote:so sorry if anyone reads this and thinks I'm a nut job

Nah, you're no not job. That's very much the way I feel about it. I voted for Ron Paul, even though I knew there was no way he would be elected. This is an excerpt from my FB about my political feelings:

my cousin: "Leave it to politics to bring out the inner beast in people. Its actually pretty funny."

my stupidly long response: "It's not funny. That beast just exposes peoples' ignorance. It's like the grand finale of American Idol. It's about impulse, about immediate feel. It's hedonism. Even the more logical are rendered stupid by the competition. There's no rational discourse because emotions run too high. Feelings run too strong. And we all know that our thoughts don't even matter when it comes to the election.

The most vocal in these elections, these debates, they are the ones with platitudes and aphorisms and political slogans. The tools that mindwash the weak and weary. The ones who look at their lives and wonder why they aren't better. The people who see improvement from a simple plan and think it's worth their money. Not questioning what they HAVEN'T DONE, but instead what hasn't been given to them. They're buying into an infomercial because their base instincts appeal to them. And we poor... we don't wonder. We know these informercials are nonsense. They're beyond our grasp, and they should be, because we can't afford them. Because we don't need them. Anything beyond food and shelter is excess to us.

We don't vote for Obama because he's a socialist, because he's far from it. But people castracize him for his social policies. We're apparently still so afraid of socialism that we need total capitalism. Not understanding that it is just as imprisoning as a socialist network. And we've been leaning that way for years, which is why the agricultural world has been so diminished. Corporate policies and companies like Monsanto have ruined our agricultural power.

They're starting to control us. The big companies. The people with all the money and the power."


And this was pro-Obama rant, even though I didn't vote for him. I preferred him over Romney, easily, and I hope that his next term isn't so constrained, but he's not the person I want as President. Obama and Romney are both about governmental power, but Ron Paul wants to get rid of most of that. Romney wants to use the government for big things, letting big corporations have more freedom because that apparently means a better economy, but he'd be strong on war and other wasteful uses of our money. Obama is pretty middle-ground; he's for some social programs, has some liberal sentiments, and wants to get us out of the "war." I think Romney is the more expensive. But Ron Paul is the first candidate in years to have ideas that I hadn't thought of, and I support him wholly. Those ideas are just too radical to be adapted into our society right now. Or ever. We'll collapse before we let a reasonable person be President.
Kusoyaro: We don't need a leader. We need to SHUT UP. Make what you want to make, don't make you what you don't want to make. If neither of those applies to you, then you need to SHUT UP MORE.
User avatar
Flint the Dwarf
 
Joined: 16 Jan 2002
Location: Ashland, WI

Re: The Vent Thread

Postby Pwolf » Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:52 pm

One of my coworkers has officially let the powers that be know that she is leaving the city at the end of the month. While this is potentially good for me, as in I can take her job, I'm rather dissapointed still. The last four years I've been working here have been pretty awesome. It's not just the work I do, it's the people I work with that make it awesome. Seeing any one of them go will always be disappointing i guess :\
ImageImage
ImageImage
Like the AMV .Org App? Think about donating to help me make it better.
User avatar
Pwolf
Friendly Neighborhood Pwaffle
 
Joined: 03 May 2001
Location: Some where in California, I forgot :\

Re: The Vent Thread

Postby requiett » Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:29 am

Tsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssst.
User avatar
requiett
 
Joined: 12 May 2003
Location: Alaska

Re: The Vent Thread

Postby Mkid » Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:02 am

Taite I have to agree with you. Well except for the Ron Paul thing. (I personally will have a side conversation with you on that one) but as a 2012 voter me and my friend were discussing this on the way to the ballots. She was telling me "you have to choose the nicer of the two evils(or something like that.) There is nothing we can do except that. We have a choice to not vote. But honestly doing that would/could only ensure things go down hill. It is very aggreviatIng to expect so little (or nothing) to come for the next 4 years. The reason I voted for the person in voted for was because he kinda sorta had something's that would benefit me. Not much you can do.

Now about that "US politics" class. :dino:
Image
User avatar
Mkid
Im on the case
 
Joined: 22 Jul 2009
Location: A Farm in New York
Status: No more mutants.

PreviousNext

Return to General Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: aesling and 1 guest

cron