Thursday, August 4, 2011

Time Your Dying Carefully

As most of my readers know, my mother-in-law passed away recently.  She died on the 27th of the month.  We received a letter from the Social Security stating that she was not eligible for that month's check since she did not live the entire month.  Therefore, they took the money that had been deposited at the beginning of the month back out of her checking account.

I understand and appreciate our government trying to use our resources efficiently.  However if we use this logic, we are to determine that:
  • She did not eat for 27 days.
  • She used no electricity for 27 days.
  • The assisted living facility allowed her to live there free for 27 days.
  • The hospital treated her free for one week.
Unless you die on the 30th of the month, you will lose the money the government sent to you to live that month.  Your choices are:
  • Live the entire month.
  • Don't live at all that month.
Tough decision, huh?

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