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“Another Discrepancy”

October 19, 2013

Much colder times are upon us in the upcoming days. Though the sun is hiding in back of dark ominous clouds, it is omnipresent somewhere although not here at this moment. As my younger son’s birthday is just within an amount of hours, thoughts recalling the experience of my older son’s arrival into the world. While contractions were first beginning at five in the morning, I had to make an important stop which isn’t obvious either. Had to wait patiently in a very long line in a bank to withdraw money.This was do to the fact that the hospital, any hospital. Many were saying to me periodically”are you alright” which my retort was sure, fine. Just recently had to go through the rigamarole of obtaining my younger son’s birth certificate. It isn’t easy and people make it ever harder. Looking online for the hospital was not a piece of cake. Had to recall where we were living at the time, Beechwood Villa in Cinn. Ohio, then find the hospital near there. It turned out to be Bethesda North a Tri County hospital, of course not the one that is normally listed. I should have remembered that, because I used to live in Md., and Bethesda was in Montgomery county, which was the same county as the name of the hospital. After speaking by phone to them the bottom line would be $22.00, send a self addressed envelope with the needed information, and a money order, no personal checks. So there it is in a nutshell. All hospitals have these ridiculous rules no entry without some sort of this, that or other. Baloney! People who need to go to a doctor, dental office, or hospital can wait and forever wait some more. Mularky! The county hospitals are crowded understaffed, ill equipped to treat others in a respectful way. An adult or child can’t obtain sufficient care without a hassle. The well off or the rich haven’t a care in the world regarding this. The poor has enough on their plate daily, worrying about rent, bills and food to think about this. Yes, in some cases it is provided at the work place for a fee, however the poor has to use all they can make and can’t afford this luxury. It is evanescent in the American life.