Your Scumbag, Part 7b
our old friend Stepen J. Hemlsley,
CEO of United HealthCare, back to put a happy
face on his company's heartless cruelty, although
this time a subsidiary of United HealthCare, Golden
is the actual villain.
It seems that a young
Peggy Robertson of Centennial, Colorado (see below)
had recently delivered a baby via c-section. Afterwards
she decided to get some health
insurance but Golden Rule
told her she was inelegible for their plans because
her that they would consider her for coverage if
she had herself sterilized.
Yes, sterilize yourself, they said, and everything's
in mid this is a normal, healthy young woman and
but for the fact that she had a c-section she could
not be insured.
For more details go here.
You can watch a short video of Peggy telling her
Girlfriend and I both wanted a Nintendo Wii to play with but since
we're both self-employed we can't make such frivolous purchases
lightly. So we hit on a compomise. Each time we "pitch woo",
as the kids call it these days, we both had to toss a few buck in
Needless to say, we saved enough for a Wii pretty quick, especially
after Nintendo lowered the price to $200.
So far the big winner has been the bowling game
that comes with the machine.
Not only does it afford some entertaining competition between the
two of us but the flexibility of the physics engine allows for some
really spectacular shots. Beloved Girlfriend so far leads the series
in wins but no little part of that is because she takes the enterprise
a bit more seriously than I. She ferociously attacks the head pin
straight on, and with great success, but I prefer a more arty approach.
if I can't curl the ball competely from one side of the lane to the
other then I'm just not a happy dude. And the dude prefers to abide.
So last Saturday it's approaching midnight and our arms are giving
out, so I proposed one last round... of strip bowling. The primary
rule was that for each strike made the opponent must doff a piece
She thought it a grand idea. My kinda gal.
Needless to say neither of us has ever played better. The first six
balls were strikes and we have never had that many consecutive strikes
up to that point. It's amazing how the mind can focus with
such laser precision when the goal is important enough.
We had a brief point of contention when BG declared that each earring
she wore be considered a seperate article of clothing. The judges
unfortunately concurred but that meant my glasses, previously overlooked,
considered fair game, too.
The game ended in a tie, but no one went home a
loser, if you know what I mean.