About a year ago, maybe more, I discovered the video above and thought it was hilarious. I shared it here, and was surprised that many (most?) of you didn’t see the slightest bit of humor. In fact, it pissed a lot of people off. I recall being confused by the reaction. How could we be so far apart on it? It was really weird.
Just a few days ago I remembered it and went back to see if I still thought it was funny, or if I’d evolved on the issue. And I laughed so hard my stomach muscles were aching. Man, that’s some funny shit!
Why do you think it’s so divisive? It’s not that some people think it’s funny, and others do not. It’s that some people think it’s funny, and others want to start throwing haymakers. It triggers white-hot anger. Please help me understand what’s going on here. Are there any armchair sociologists in the house?
And just so you know… I was EXACTLY like those kids.
A couple of days ago I posted this on Twitter: Whenever you see a Facebook post that starts with “I generally try to steer clear of politics…” prepare yourself for pain. I stand behind it. However… if you’re going to do it, go all-in. Like this guy. Even if you don’t agree with his sentiments, you’ve got to admire his approach. Pass the beer nuts.
I got some new glasses a few days ago. The old ones looked like they were straight out of 1987, and were all messed up. One of the lenses was fine, but the other one was tilted slightly toward the ground. I don’t wear glasses in public, so it wasn’t a high priority. But, I decided to cash in some insurance benefits before January 1, and bring my shit into the modern era.
Indeed, the doctor informed me we have “kick ass” insurance. It bugs me a little when doctors are so casual. Ya know? They should be above me, high above. It’s no good when it feels like we’re on the same level. It’s no good for society, and it’s no good for humanity. My medical doctor is the same way. He greets me with “Hey, man!” What the hell??
Anyway, I checked out all the glasses in their shop for a long, long time. Finally, I had it narrowed down to three pairs, so I asked a spiffy old gay man to help me choose. He works there… it wasn’t just somebody sashaying past. He had me try on each, made an “mmm” sound with the first two, which felt like a lack of approval. Then, when I got to Number Three he shouted, “There you go! Those are the ones.”
So, I feel pretty good about it. I’m a complete dumbass, with no fashion sense. It’s great that they provide a veteran gay for folks like me. Talk about a value-added service. As the doc would say, kick-ass! I should’ve taken a photo of me wearing my new spectacles. Maybe I’ll do that next time. We’ll see.
Finally, I need some advice. I fell on my ass last winter and cracked my phone screen. It started as one straight crack, right across the middle. But it keeps getting worse and worse. At this point I have trouble reading certain numbers and words. I have insurance, but there’s a $100 or $150 deductible. That’s why I’ve just been living with it.
But, it’s gotten ridiculous. And I’m seriously considering treating myself to a new phone. My birthday is in a few days, and that’s how I’ll justify it.
However… my contract is up in March. So, in just four months I could upgrade legitimately. Also, I’ve read a lot of horror stories about that Verizon insurance. Apparently they substitute phones on ya, or send you used versions… That makes me nervous. On the other hand, I’ve heard some good things. That they overnight brand new phones with no hassles whatsoever.
My question to you: have you ever had to use cell phone insurance? I think all the major carriers use the same company: Asurion. What was your experience with them? And… do you think I should hold out for another four months, or plunk down the hunnert now? I use my phone a lot. If I was certain I’d get a brand new one, it would make the decision much easier.
Help me out, won’t you? Use the comments section.
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Have a great day, my friends.