Bad Water

Alright so I am fairly certain that everyone is aware of the water situation in Flint Michigan. City government looked for a way to save some money. You know do the responsible fiscal thing, but form everything I have read or watched did exactly ZERO research on the source they would be taking the water from. Now the residents of Flint have what amounts to poison coming into their homes.

So naturally the people have spoken and said they won’t be paying their water bill until they get clean water. That makes sense to me. Why pay for a service if it isn’t going to be what it should? The next part really dumb founds me here.

Instead of being understanding, representatives from the government have threatened families that if they didn’t pay their bill and it amounts to where the water would be shut off they would have child protective services take their children. Now I get that it is the law on the books, but it was intended to protect children from neglectful parents not idiotic bureaucrats. (Please pardon my expletives.)

To every single Flint Michigan government official. Fuck you and the horse you rode in on. You assholes fucked up the water source in an attempt to save money. You have literally forced these families to decide what’s worse. Poison my family or loose my family. The only people who are guilty of neglect is the government officials that jacked up the water. If there was ever a justified reason to riot this is it, right here. God damn people.

Whomever made this decision should be publically canned. Actually you know what, no, that would be too nice. They should be forced to use only the water and have to drink 4 8 ounce glasses of it daily until the water issue is corrected.

Advertisements

Dude, You Need A Shower

Occasionally patients come into the pharmacy and you can immediately tell that they need to be introduced to soap and water. These people can be split into two classifications.

The first group is the individual that has a job of some kind that no matter what they do they are going to get filthy dirty. My best two examples are the diesel mechanic and the lawn care worker. There are a lot of jobs in between those, but these are patients I have interacted with and have gotten to know. These patients get a pass because I know that they have been kicking ass and taking names all day and may be using their break to come fill their medication.

The second group is for the individuals who haven’t been anywhere near a shower in 72 or more hours. I just don’t understand how some people can just walk around smelling like they do. I do understand that after a certain amount of time that ones nose becomes desensitized to certain scents, especially ones own scent, but I would tend to think other peoples reactions would be a clue. There are times where I thank the almighty flying spaghetti monster for the four feet worth of counter separating me from a patient. What kills me even more is that we do have a few patients who are homeless yet still maintain their health and hygiene significantly better than some of the people I have in mind.

I may sound like an insensitive asshole here because I don’t know peoples situations, but ill refer you to the point I just about our homeless patients.