Is your child a fatass? Their school probably thinks so…

Is your child fat?  If their school thinks so, you’ll know soon enough!  Hey guys…so yesterday, I heard a story about a school that sent home letters to some of the parents with children in their school saying that the children were obese.  Here’s the link:

I have a few thoughts about this, so let me share them with you.  My first thought when hearing this story was this:  Why is the school doing this?  What concern is it to them whether or not the child is obese?  If they are, (which, since they are only judging by BMI and taking nothing else into consideration, most of these kids are probably only overweight, at most), does the school think that the parents don’t know?  I just can’t understand this whole situation.  Schools are a place to send your children to learn, or at least they used to be.  Anymore, there are constantly stories about making school lunches more healthy, and getting the kids more exercise, and I even read a story about some schools making the kids sit on yoga balls instead of chairs at their desks, because it “helps” them pay better attention.  I’m sorry, but I can’t imagine paying attention to anything but the pain in my back after hours of sitting on a yoga ball and having absolutely no back support.  I just don’t feel that it is the school’s place to worry about the body mass of their students.  Well, unless they think that the student is not being fed at home, in which case it becomes an abuse/neglect situation.

I just think that this opens the door to more bullying from other students, along with bashing the self-esteem of the students who received the letters.  Can you imagine how it would feel to have your school send a letter home saying that you’re fat?  Looking at your school nurse, your teacher, your principal, and knowing that they think you are obese?  That, along with the fact that other kids would make a big deal of the situation.  Picture this:  A slightly overweight kid is walking down the hall, and is pushed down by a gang of bullies.  “Hey fatass!  Did you get a letter?  Bet you did, your titties are bigger than my mom’s!”  This is just another form of discrimination for people who are overweight, and now, not only are they going after adults (more info about employment healthcare based on BMI to come later in the week), they are now going after kids, too.  Is it healthy to be fat?  Not always.  Is stigmatizing fat people to the point where their lives are miserable at every turn going to help the “obesity epidemic”?  Hell no.  You know what?  If someone is fat, get over it.  Until you start walking down the street slapping every smoker, or running every person who is texting while driving off the road, or throwing every drug addict into the sewers to live where you think they belong, mind your own damn business.  It is nobody’s business but mine that I am fat.  My obesity is in no way impairing your health, so get over it.  Do you want to sit next to me on the bus because I take up a bit more space than some skinny person?  No, maybe not.  But I don’t wanna sit next to the guy who poured on half a bottle of cologne, either, but sometimes, you gotta do some things that you find unpleasant.  If that random fat person in McDonalds is not impairing YOUR health, then grow up and get over it.  And please…spare me the “well, my taxes are paying for the healthcare of all those obese people!”  arguement.  MY taxes are paying for a whole hell of a lot that I don’t agree with, so, I’m sorry, that arguement is invalid.

Anyways, that’s my thoughts.  What do you guys think?  Go read the story and leave me a comment and let me know!

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Melissa McHippo?

Happy Monday, guys!  How’s it going?  Hope you guys had a restful weekend (I did, for once), and are ready for the week ahead.  Anyways, over the weekend, I was gonna go see Melissa McCarthy’s new movie, “Identity Thief”, and even though I believe that Melissa can do no wrong, I wanted to read some reviews.  So, upon searching, I came across some articles that I found interesting and that I thought I would share with you.

The first is a scathing review from a popular reviewer at the New York Observer, Rex Reed.  Here is the link to the review:

Now, before I continue, I want you guys to know that I DID NOT actually get a chance to go see the movie.  It may possibly be the worst piece of crap that was ever made.  I don’t know.  But, this isn’t really about the movie, it’s about the review.  You see, in Mr. Reed’s review, not only did he review the movie, calling it a “chunk of junk”, and a “trashy, stupefying screenplay”.  Again, maybe it is, and Mr. Reed had every right to express his opinion on the movie, whatever he thought.  But then, he veered off of the movie review, and started reviewing the actors, focusing on Melissa McCarthy.  In the following paragraphs, he referred to Melissa as “tractor-sized”, as well as a “screeching, humongous creep” (talking about her character, but also referencing her weight).  He went on to call her Mr. Bateman’s “female hippo”, and then finishing his rant by calling Melissa McCarthy a  “gimmick comedian who has devoted her short career to being obese and obnoxious with equal success.”  Now, not only was that all…after hating on Melissa for almost the entirety of his review, he went on to say “Poor Jason Bateman. How did an actor so charming, talented, attractive and versatile get stuck in so much dreck?”  Yeah.  Not a bad word to say about “attractive” Jason Bateman.

Now, I was pretty happy with the public response to this.  Normally, fat people are made fun of, (check out any news story using the dreaded “fat body” picture…you know the one…the head is cut off and you see the fat, headless body heading away to McDonalds or wherever), the comments section is full of fat haters.  However, in the comment section on Mr. Reed’s review, there were such comments as follows:

“Wow, this review is seriously offensive.  Calling McCarthy a tractor-sized hippo?  Remind me never to read The Observer again.”

“What a JERK! No one’s dress size has anything to do with their acting ability. This guy seriously needs a well-deserved thump on the head.”

And finally, (pardon the language):

“You sir, are a vile cunt. How dare you call a woman a hippo or say she’s tractor sized. I don’t know who you think you are but it’s a damn shame that at this point in your career you’ve resorted to trashing the way a woman looks as part of your gimmick here. Your perpetuation of a double standard is equally pathetic because we both know if Ms. McCarthy was a man, you wouldn’t even think of calling her fat because you’d get your old ass kicked in a minute. Shame on you.”

Apparently, that guy got on the bad side of many people, as there over 1000 comments similar in nature to these.  Rex Reed then put out a statement, here:

and he said things like this:

“I object to using health issues like obesity as comedy talking points. That’s what this girl does, this Melissa Manchester.”  Notice he couldn’t even take the time to figure out who he was talking about, and confused Melissa with a singer who, in my opinion, is in no way comparable.  He went on to say that “I have too many friends that have died of obesity-related illnesses, heart problems and diabetes. … I have helped people try to lose weight, and I don’t find this to be the subject of a lot of humor.”

Obviously, I don’t agree with this.  Yes, obesity issues are sad, terrible, and a killer of millions of people.  But you know what?  I think that you can use humor to bring a taboo subject to light, to stop the hatred that obese people are viewed with.

Anyways, I think that Melissa McCarthy is a wonderful actress and a great role model for people everywhere, someone who is obviously comfortable in her own skin and happy with who she is.  I applaud her for being a person who is not concerned with becoming the stereotypical size 0 actress, (read the article here: ) and being someone who feels that it is important to be a good role model for her daughters.  Thank you, Melissa, for being who you are, and just know this:  As long as you keep making movies, I’ll keep watching them.  Keep up the good work!


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Hey guys!  No real post today, just a post of my new puppy, Penny!  My cousin found her abandoned on the side of the road on Sunday, and she was so cute, we decided to adopt her.  While we were trying to pick out a name, someone suggested “Shelly”, which reminded me of what Sheldon’s (from Big Bang Theory) mom calls him.  Then we joked that if she was a boy, we would call her Sheldon, and then came up with the stroke of genius to call her Penny (one of the other main characters from Big Bang, in case you live under a rock and don’t know that already).  And so, Penny she is!

Sleepy puppy



Like most lovely ladies, she has a thing for shoes! 🙂

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Resolutions, anyone?

Hey guys!  Happy Monday to you all, as I’m sure you all woke up bright and cheery and looking forward to another LLLLLLOOOOONNNNNGGGGG week of work, right?  I know I did! Anyways, as today is January 7th, I wanted to ask you guys, how are the resolutions going?  We have now been into the year 2013 for a full week, and I’m sure that most of you who got that 1-year gym membership on January 1st have already found some excuse as to why you couldn’t go and rolled over and slept an extra hour at least three times already.  Am I right?  Of course I am!  Anyways, I just wanted to share with you guys about my resolution, and let you know how I’m doing.

So yeah, I’m gonna give you three guesses as to what my resolution was, and the first two guesses don’t count.  You got it?  Yep…I want to lose weight in the new year.  But you know what?  It’s much more than that for me.  This year, I’m turning 29, which sadly (and obviously), is the last year of my twenties.  If, at any time in the world I could finally consider myself an true adult, it is at the end of my twenties.  I mean, at this point, I’m expected to have a career, a house, kids, a dog, cat, hamster, and fish, a white picket fence, and some annoying neighbors who are too nosy for their own good.  Well, I have a good job (doesn’t pay great, but I absolutely love it, anyways), I do own a house (even though I don’t live in it), and as for the rest, well, they haven’t happened yet.  But, the thing is, I want them.  Well, at least the kids…we can leave off the rest and I’d be ok with that.  But you know, even if I had kids right now, I can imagine it would be pretty miserable.  I mean, for a guy of my size, I feel like I’m pretty fit.  I mean, I got out and walked 2 miles the other day.  Do you see a lot of 400lb + men out there doing that?  I know I don’t.  But you know, that doesn’t mean that it’s okay.  I was trying to fit into a shirt the other day and realized something as I looked in the mirror.  Firstly, I looked like a balloon.  Secondly, I realized how much weight I’ve gained recently.  And, I mean, I’ve been stressed out lately, and then you know, it was the holidays, but still…Looking in the mirror, I realized that my man-boobs now rival Dolly Parton’s, my stomach is roughly the size of the Good Year blimp, and my thighs could be mistaken for those of a t-rex if only they weren’t as white as Casper the Ghost.  So if I did have kids, A) I would be constantly out of breath, and B) I would stand a pretty good chance of rolling over and killing them as we played.  But, seriously…I don’t want to go through life having my kids judged because of what I am.  I mean, I don’t wanna be the fat dad raising fat kids who everyone hates and blames for high taxes and health insurance.  Just take this article, for instance:  (

Firstly, you can see an obvious issue.  It’s an article about obesity covered in McDonalds ads.  Yeah.  Second, see that picture on the side?

The one with the two overweight ladies talking to each other?  I really hate pictures like that, not because I hate fat people (obviously), or that I find them disgusting, but because I find the practice of reducing these people down to nothing but their obesity is a horrible practice.  But, other people have different opinions, and I’ll share some of the comments with you:

Anonymous13 mins ago

It’s TIME to take this disgusting photo DOWN.  We’ve viewed it too many times, already.  We “get the picture”.  Food stamps…….lazy…..taxpayers’ burdens.

fuzzyface20 hrs ago

At least those big women in the pict. can give a lot of shade in the cruel hot sun.

Klyde1 hr 25 mins ago

ROFL , 2  black porkers arguing about where they are going to eat lunch at

Robert F2 hrs 6 mins ago

Many Americans have become so arrogant and stupid they think that being criticized for being a big fat slob is something they should rebel against and that the people criticizing them are in the wrong for pointing out their gluttony . The reality is they should be ashamed of themselves for allowing themselves to get so fat in the first place. They deserve to get laughed at and criticized for being so fat, lazy and such slobs

You can see that people don’t react too kindly to us fatasses.  I just don’t understand what it is in our nature that makes us want to lash out at others to make ourselves feel better.  How is someone being overweight affecting you in such a way that you need to feel such hate and anger towards them?  Is it because of the fact that they raise heathcare costs?  Well, so do all of the smokers who end up with COPD and emphysema, so do all of your 90 year old grannies who end up in the hospital with bronchitis because they insisted on walking around the block in the 27 degree cold, and so do all those stupid idiots who insist on texting and driving who wreck their cars and end up spending months in the hospital and in physical rehab.  Should we just tear those people down too and make them feel like they are lower than the lowest scum?  Robert F.’s comment here is probably my favorite, because he actually put some thought into it, as opposed to the other assholes who just decided to insult people to make them feel better about themselves.  These people just don’t understand that it’s not as easy as putting down the Big Mac and getting out and walking.  I started getting fat when I was six years old.  My mom took me to the doctor (who did absolutely nothing), and she never got fat, nor did my brother, so I’m assuming it wasn’t something she was doing.  But you know what?  Robert F. up there thinks that because my six year old self allowed me to get fat, that I deserve to be laughed at and criticized.  Because at six, I had to be a fat and lazy slob.  Yeah.  And because I’m a fat a lazy slob now.
Anyways, I want to lose weight because of that.  Because I’m NOT a fat, lazy slob.  I DON’T deserve to be laughed at and criticized and neither do my kids. I don’t want them to be embarrassed to introduce their dad to their friends because he is fat.  I do my part in life, I work just like everyone else, I pay my bills, my taxes inflated by healthcare costs, and yet I do not feel the need to laugh at fat people.  Well, not because they are fat anyways…I laugh at them for doing and wearing stupid things, but hey, I laugh at skinny people for that too, I just don’t post about it.  Maybe I should…who knows?  But whatever…I’m trying to change, and I’m trying hard.  I am trying to exercise more, even though it’s hard.  My wife and I are looking at joining a gym.  I’m trying to be more consious about what I eat, and how much I eat.  But it’s a hard road.  My body wants what it wants.  Have you guys ever seen Mad TV with the Stuart skits, played by Michael McDonald?  It’s like that….whenever Stuart gets chocolate, his mom tells him not to eat it and he shoves it in his mouth as quick as possible.  It’s funny, but it’s like what my body does.  I’m like, I want some chocolate, I think I’ll eat just one piece.  Then, before I can stop myself, I’ve eaten 10 and I’m filled with regret.  You may laugh, but really, it’s just like that.












But yeah, I guess I need to work on that.  Anyways, I guess that’s an update as to how my resolution is going, and a little background into why hopefully, this year will be different.  So with that, I will sign off for today, and I’ll see you guys tomorrow!



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Happy New Year!

What up, peeps?  Hope today starts your year off right, and from right here at Fatass In A Skinny World, Happy New Year! (Now put down those cookies!  You know your resolution was to lose weight!)

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In Memory of Terry Tallent

Hey guys.  Last night, a member of my family, my uncle, passed away.   He will be missed and remembered by his family, and I hope that he is happier and healthier where he is now.  We love you, Terry!


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I’m Baaaaacckkkk!!!!!

Hey guys!  Been gone the last few days, thanks to the wonderful holiday season, and I hope you guys had a great Christmas, or Hannukah, or Festivus, or Kwanzaa, or whatever it is you celebrate.  I know I had a good one, though busy and exhausting, but it was good, nonetheless.

So, today I am gonna repost a quizzy/survey-type thing that I read on another blog that I follow (, if you must know!).  I thought it might be a good way for me to look back on the year and a way for some of you guys to get to know me a little better!  So here we go!


1. What did you do in 2012 that you’d never done before?

I started this blog!  I had never really read blogs and definitely hadn’t written one before this, so that is one thing I had never done.  Not to mention the whole buying my own domain and setting up a website thing.  I never would have thought that would have happened!

2. Did you keep your New Year’s Resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

Uh, well, in general, my New Year’s Resolutions are usually to lose weight and junk, so yeah, I lost a little, gained a little, whatever.  I probably will make more for this year, and it’ll probably be the same one (to lose weight), but I’m gonna hope that this year, I actually stick with it.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

My cousin Ashley had a daughter, Amiya.  Other than that, no one that was really to me did.

4. Did anyone close to you die?

No.  Luckily, I have never lost a loved one that I can actually remember or was close to, so this year, I was lucky again.  Hopefully, next year will remain death-free also!

5. What countries did you visit?

Countries?!  Seriously?  Uh, the United States of Bankrupt.  Does that count?
6. What would you like to have in 2013 that you lacked in 2012?

More self-control, over my attitude, my budget, myself.  And money, definitely more money!

7. What dates from 2012 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

Probably just November 26th.  It was the date of my first real car accident, and although I wasn’t seriously injured, I will probably never forget it.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

I’m gonna say that it was gaining self-confidence.  I think that doing this blog has really helped me come out a little, to become more comfortable with myself.  I mean, I’ve put a lot of personal thoughts and feelings out there for you guys, and it has dramatically increased my confidence.

9. What was your biggest failure?

Well, I would like to think that I didn’t really fail at anything this year, that I just didn’t do it perfectly and that I’ve given myself a chance to do it again this year, better.


10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

Nothing serious.  I had a cystoscopy, which felt serious, and the car accident, which also felt serious, but really, neither of them really was.

11. What was the best thing you bought?

My web domain,!

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
My wife.  She has really become more comfortable with herself as well this year, has become a leader at work, and I am so proud of her.  I couldn’t ask for a better woman to spend my life with!


13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Appalled and depressed?  Uh, I don’t really know.  I’ve been slightly depressed with the state of our nation, and the recent spate of shootings has been pretty appalling, so I guess that is my answer.


14. Where did most of your money go?

The majority of the money that did not pay bills went the Real Hacienda Mexican restaurant in Owensboro, KY.  I could literally live on their fajitas jalisco and queso.


15. What did you get really, really excited about?

Hmmm…well, I got really excited about buying a new car this summer.  Got excited about starting this blog.  Got excited about getting a couple of raises at work.  Overall, it’s been a pretty good year for me.


16. What song will always remind you of 2012?

Hmmm…I will probably always think of this year whenever I hear “We Are Young” by fun., as well as “Somebody That I Used To Know” by Gotye.


17. Compared to this time last year, are you (a) happier or sadder? (b) thinner or fatter, and (c) richer or poorer?

Well, I don’t think I’m sadder.  A little more stressed about things, but not sadder.  I am definitely fatter.  I went on a diet last year right before Christmas and lost a bunch of weight, and as I’ve gained most of it back (which usually happens), yeah, fatter.  No doubt.  And probably poorer, or at least deeper in debt.


18. What do you wish you’d done more of?

I wish I could have traveled more this year.  Normally, my wife and I take a trip for our anniversary in the 3rd week of October, but due to my cystoscopy this year, we didn’t get to do it and our vacation was pretty much shot.  An actual vacation would have been nice.


19. What do you wish you’d done less of?

I don’t really know.  Spend money?  I wish we had been able to save more and spend less, but you know, it is what it is.


20. How will you be spending Christmas?

I will spend one day with my family, one day with my wife’s extended family, and one day with my wife’s close family.  It’s a busy time, lots of travelling, but it’s nice to see everyone.


21. What was your favorite TV program?

Hmmm…well, I discovered “Big Bang Theory” this year and it was definitely my favorite, but I have also enjoyed watching “Glee” and “Mike and Molly”.


22. What was the best book you read?

Gosh, I don’t even know…I read A LOT during a year…I couldn’t even name half of the books I’ve read.  If I had to think of one I’ve read that I really enjoyed, it would have to be the Hunger Games series.  I really enjoyed reading these and thought the movie was pretty good too.


23. What was your favorite music from this year?

As mentioned above, I really like fun. and Gotye.  I am really glad that I discovered them this year.


24. What did you want and get?

The biggest thing?  I wanted a new car, and I got one.  Well, actually I got two.  So yeah.


25. What did you want and not get?

I wanted to win one of the giant lotteries, and I didn’t even get a buck.  L


26. What was your favorite film this year?

Holy crap, that’s a hard one to answer.  There are so many movies I watched this year, and so many I liked.  The one I can think of right off…Pitch Perfect.  It’s not the best movie out there, but man, I love me some Rebel Wilson, and she was awesome in this movie.  There were probably some I liked better or at least the same, but I can’t think of them right now.


27. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

Well, firstly, I was 28.  I didn’t really do much.  My mom and brother came into town to visit, but other than that, it was probably a pretty regular day.

28. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

Ummm…well, it would have been nice to not have had so much stress, but most of the stressful situations this year have been learning situations, so I guess in the end, I’ll come out better.


29. How would you describe your personal style concept in 2012?

What?  I’m not sure what this means.  Is it clothing style?  If so, it was pretty much the same as always.  I like to be comfy, so my clothes reflect that.


30. What kept you sane?

Coming home and chilling with my wife after work, maybe going to get dinner, watching tv/movies, crafting, blogging.


31. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

Spongebob Squarepants…I definitely fancied him the most 😉


32. Which political issue stirred you the most?

Well, this was a voting year, so voting, I guess.  I’m also pretty sure that our economy is about to go down the drain, so that’s pretty stirring too.


33. Who did you miss?

I missed my family and wish I could have seen them more, but as we live 3 hours away, getting to see them as much as I can makes me happy.


34. Who was the best new person you met?

I met a guy named Brandon this year who has quickly become one of my best friends.  I’m really glad for that.


35. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2012.

Be comfortable with who you are now, even if you want to change.  If people won’t accept you for who you are, you don’t need them.


36. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

“I’m sexy and I know it!” –LMFAO

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Uh, yeah…

So, today, I was maybe gonna post a “What you see and what you get”, but I was on Pinterest and saw a post for something on Buzzfeed, headed on over there, and BAM!  Like magic, all thoughts disappeared and I was sucked into the void that Buzzfeed is.  So, I pulled a bunch of stuff that I laughed at off of there and I’m gonna post it all right here for you!  So sit back, relax, and hopefully, laugh!  (all photos are from!)


#1:  Now, I don’t like to make fun of people.  No wait, scratch that.  I like to make fun of EVERYBODY, but I like to make fun of them equally.  I make fun of you, of her, of him, and most importantly, of myself.  Some people may get the impression that I like to make fun of fat people because I do the “Fat People Shouldn’t” and I guess it may come across as making fun of them.  The thing is, I’m fat, so I feel like I can.  I’m not skinny, so I’m not gonna just make fun of skinny people and then get a bunch of flak about how I just hate skinny bitches because I’m jealous, lazy, blah, blah, etc.  Maybe I should just do a “People Shouldn’t”  and put pictures of fat people, skinny people, ugly people, panda bears,  unicorns, and the occasional building, but you know, how would it fit my theme of “Fatass in a skinny world” then?  It wouldn’t, so shut yo mouth!  ANYWAYS…good God, did I just rant that much when i was supposed to be captioning this picture?  Yeah, sorry.  So yeah, the real #1:

You KNOW there’s a problem when you have to pull up a chair in the Burger King line.  I know that the “Have it your way” slogan make for some tediously long waits sometimes, but seriously?  Lady, I hope you have a wooden leg and you’re sitting because it’s digging into your stump of a thigh, because I see no other reason this sort of behavior.




#2:  I wish I had an 8×10 of this picture, because it would be hanging in my office.  The look on this lady’s face literally made me lol.  Yeah, it did.  Maybe she accidentally farted and that’s her “oops!” face.  Yeah, I’m pretty sure that is what’s happening here.



#3:  Mmmmm, cheese.  That’s all I have to say about that! (okay, one more thing…did you notice her dress has an african safari on it?  Oh yeah, now THAT is sexy!  This is what I’m talking about, all you stupid-ass clothing designers!  Who the hell wants to wear a dress with tigers, bison, and, what the hell…is that a unicorn?!  Yeah, no.  Whoever designed this should be forced to wear it for as long as they live.  Now THAT is all I have to say about THAT!)



#4:  I’m not sure what to think about this one.  Firstly, who let her walk out of the house in that shit?  Secondly, who let her actually WORK in that shit, and thirdly, why in the hell did she actually decide to buy and wear that shit?  Because, let me tell you, that shit AINT the shit!



#5:  No comment, just got a giggle looking at this one 😀



#6:  Oh, Paula Deen, I love you.  Your face, while devouring this monsterous cookie/ice cream/chocolate/little piece of Heaven just says it all!  No words are needed!  Love you, Paula!



#7:  Oh my…


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New car!!!

Hey guys!!! Sorry about no real post today…kinda busy buying a new car as my other car is laying smashed in about a bajillion pieces so yeah, here is a picture of what the new one looks like (a stock picture…this isn’t actually my car).


RIP Honda!!! I will remember you fondly for those four wonderful months we had together!!!



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Laying it all on the line…

Hey guys.  So, tonight I come to you from a place that isn’t my normal sarcastic and obnoxious self, but a depressed and down self.  This isn’t gonna be a normal  post so much as a sort of journal entry, so consider yourself warned;  if you don’t wanna read my depressed ravings, it might be better to check back on Monday, where I will, hopefully, be in a better mood.

Anyways, you may be asking what I’m so depressed about.  Well, anyone who reads regularly or knows me knows that I was in a car accident a few weeks ago.    Now, thankfully, neither I, nor the woman who hit me was seriously injured, although I did spend half a day in the emergency room and had to take three days off work (she was fine and went on to work).  It’s just that now, almost three weeks later, I’m informed that her insurance company has decided that my car is totaled, and that is where the problem and stress lies.  Now, I just bought this car in the summer; we just sent off our fifth payment yesterday, if that tells you how new it is.  And you know, it’s not even that it’s practically a brand new car…the problem is the fact that we still owe just over $22,000 for it and the insurance company only wants to pay us $19,000.  That leaves us saddled with $3,000 in debt for a car that we don’t even have and couldn’t even drive if we did.  I mean, I went and got the last of my stuff out of it yesterday, and it was laying there with broken pieces scattered all around it.  I can see why it was totaled, but why do they have to screw me over so bad?  I mean, I did absolutely nothing wrong.  I was just driving to work, and suddenly, I was smashed up, my car was smashed up, and I was suddenly in a heap of debt.  How is it fair that I should have to pay a penny?  And don’t even say that life isn’t fair.  I know life isn’t fair, but this, this is a giant, heaping load of bullshit.  I mean, I now have exactly 7 days to come to an agreement with her insurance company and buy a new car.  And why 7 days?  Because that is when her insurance company stops paying for my rental.

So, I’ve learned a few things in this mess that I would like to pass on to you, and I wish I could go back in time and pass them on to me too, but live and learn, I guess.

#1:  Gap Insurance–Now, some of you may have heard of this before, but until this mess, I hadn’t.  What gap insurance is is insurance that pays the “gap” in what is covered by insurance and what is owed.  So, in my case, insurance wants to pay $19K and I owe $22K…Gap Insurance would take care of paying the $3K “gap”.  Now, I’ve heard this could be a pretty penny, but you know, the way car dealers are these days, selling cars for so much more than they bluebook for, it’s probably worth it.


#2:  Car Insurance–Truthfully, I don’t know if I just have a bad company or I just have a fantasy view of what these people should actually be doing, but I really don’t see the point of it all.  I mean, I have had to deal with this whole situation alone.  My insurance company has not offered to help in any way, not even when I asked them.  All I was told was that I would have to take it up with her insurance company.  And you know, I feel like that is ALSO a load of shit.  What am I paying these people for if they are just gonna sit on their asses when I need help?  And before you ask, I’m not gonna tell you who my insurance company is, or who hers is…the last thing I need is someone suing me for libel and slander.  Anyways, I am just severely disappointed with the quality of services I have received.


#3:  Life isn’t fair, so don’t waste your time complaining when the world gets down on you–Through this whole thing, my issue has been the issue of fairness.  It seems to me that I shouldn’t have to do a thing in this situation.  I didn’t cause the accident, I wasn’t at fault, she was.  To me, it seems like between my insurance company and hers, they should deal with each other, deal with my car, and get me a new comparable car without any hassle to me.  I mean, I did nothing wrong.  Why should I be out $3,000 and a car when this other woman made the mistake?  I should be able to go on my merry way in a rental and come home one day with a new car sitting in my driveway waiting for me, like the whole thing was just a bad dream and never really happened.  But alas, it DID happen, and I have to pay the price for someone else’s dumb mistake.  And you know what?  That is how the world we live in works.  We are all paying for someone else’s mistakes in some way, and I guess it’s time we just learn to bend over and take it, because it’s a dog-eat-dog world, and even if you don’t get eaten, eventually, you’ll at least suffer a bite.

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