College for Pop

Gigi and I spent all of yesterday shopping old folk’s homes for her dad.

 

I was pleasantly surprised considering what I had seen in the past. They were all clean and homey facilities, they had activities, a cafeteria, a nearby drug dealer, a room mate, hey….this sounds a lot like college but with no education.

 

So for around $2200 a month you can send you kid to a nice college for 4 years, or send dad to the old folk’s home for however many years it takes.

 

Dad did serve our nation under the threat of prison back in the Korean War. Drafted he was for two years and spent his term in Georgia the state being a lifeguard.

 

So the veterans should kick in a few bucks (you) and then there is social security (you). Plus we can also apply for Medicaid (you) and that should squeak us by we hope.

 

This just doesn’t make sense when you compare it to college. To go to college you must save, beg, borrow and steal or be a star student or athlete to get scholarships.  The outcome is an educated individual ready to produce for society.

 

On the other hand society will pay you a scholarship to die for however long it takes.  This logic backwards.

 

This all sounds cruel but it is a fact. He is not going to be there three years and get well. He’ll die there.    

 

We now have to fill out the scholarship papers. 


By the way….my comment box has stopped working for whatever reason and I can’t seem to fix it. So I’ll change the template in the next few days and see if that works. 


11 comments:

Wreggie said...

It's working now.

Jay Gray said...

I miss college :(

Michael said...

reggie wrote: "It's working now."

Are you sure? Previous posts with comments have a comments link, but your two latest posts have no link to start the comments thread.

Michael said...

It must be a wordpress conspiracy ;)

Wreggie said...

Michael...you Mac using Wordpress person!

Hey...isn't it time to gather up the spices for Christmas Rum?

Michael said...

Probably. We're finding it hard to find good vanilla beans. Maybe we'll have to look while we're in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, or perhaps Dean, from Dean's Beans has some organic free-trade vanilla beans.

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Michael said...

Give in to the Dark Side, Luke. The Wordpress Cons-Piracy has your number.