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candyshopgirl
02-16-2009, 06:57 PM
Okay ya'll remember the simpsons epsiode where homer becomes obese so he can get disability . Well there is a girl that works in laundry in the union where I work.In the last 6 months she has gained 50 lbs or more.She was already about 300 Plus pounds. She told me that shes trying to gain enough weight to get disabilty payments. I just want to :rant::doh::mad::pissed:

She already has Diabetes,high blood pressure and high cholestrol. It just makes me so f***ing mad.Me and the hubby worked so hard to lose weight together and get his Diabetes under control,and then theres someone like this out there. My question is...
Is there somewhere I can call and report this crap.I'm just so mad about this crap. Hell the other day she came in and bought 3 king size candy bars,chocolate milk and pop tarts.And then went up stairs and had biscuits and gravy and then had burger king for lunch. :cry:

Nurian
02-16-2009, 07:18 PM
Well, if you live in the states, I would suggest you speak to the Social Security Administration (the governing body of disability benefits). The number is 1800-772-1213. They're closed today but will open again tomorrow from 7-7 in your local timezone.

The real problem is SSA may not be able to do anything. She technically wouldn't be defrauding the system if she truly becomes disabled. Funny thing is, she'll have a time trying to explain to a doctor how she gained so much weight. Any competent doctor will see through her facade instantly and will not give his approval for disability. But who knows if she'll go to a competent doctor...or a moral one.

Nyoibo
02-16-2009, 07:25 PM
Or to quote DBZ TV reporter from the Cell games "Some stupidity only death can cure"

Jester
02-16-2009, 08:08 PM
Sometimes the best revenge is doing absolutely nothing.

Think about it. You and your hubby did lose weight and got his diabetes under control, right?

Well, this raging fuck hen is doing everything she can to remove herself and her genomes from the planet. Enjoy watching her suffer. And trust me....she will.

My legs of steel laugh in her general direction.

Nurian
02-16-2009, 09:37 PM
My legs of steel laugh in her general direction.

....THAT'S an image I can do without....

CaroPhoenix
02-16-2009, 09:47 PM
My legs of steel laugh in her general direction.

....THAT'S an image I can do without....

Actually ... that makes me want to be Jester's fangirl for some reason. :whistle: :angel:

Irving Patrick Freleigh
02-16-2009, 10:35 PM
I'm in the "do nothing" camp. Sudden weight gain probably won't be enough evidence that your coworker is trying to cheat the system.

In time, she won't be able to move much without losing her breath and suffering some kind of pain, her diabetes and high blood pressure will get worse, and her heart and other bodily organs won't be able to keep up with the demands of an increasingly large body.

It's her own grave she digging. Literally.

Evil Queen
02-17-2009, 12:16 AM
"HR" comes to mind. :whistle:

draggar
02-17-2009, 12:44 AM
Must....not....go.....fratching......

I'll just say I agree with Jester and leave it at that.

blas
02-17-2009, 02:34 AM
I vote "do nothing" as well. Bite your lip, take a deep breath, and you and your hubby just keep doing your thing and keeping up the good work.

It's their decisions to become walking clogged arteries. If free money is more important than living a full life, then more power to them.

AdminAssistant
02-17-2009, 05:59 AM
Why would you even feel you have to report it? It's not any of your business, to be blunt.

candyshopgirl
02-17-2009, 11:59 AM
Why would you even feel you have to report it? It's not any of your business, to be blunt.

Well after reading some of the comments here,its best to leave it alone.But since you asked I am mad because its my tax dollars.

Nyoibo
02-17-2009, 12:50 PM
Why would you even feel you have to report it? It's not any of your business, to be blunt.


Well it would be, it's the same as someone faking an injury to get a payout from a car accident, it's fraud, and it's one reason why premiums and taxes are so high.

Giggle Goose
02-17-2009, 05:02 PM
The real problem is SSA may not be able to do anything.

SSA disability claims are very lengthy right now. Some people are waiting up to a year to get one processed; so she's pretty SOL if she thinks she's going to get one for being fat.

There's many terms that apply; and claims reps are allowed to be subjective. I know people that work in SSA field offices; they know a scam when they see one.

Also, like every agency, SSA has an Office of the Inspector General to follow up on frauds just like this. Should she file a claim, they're the ones to call. It makes me ill that there's people out there who desperately need the help, and then you have these assholes that slow down the process.

:p That Simpsons episode is one of my favorites. "The fingers you have used to dial this number are too fat. Please hang up and try again..." :lol:

Broomjockey
02-17-2009, 07:08 PM
obligatory Fratching warning, people. Use it wisely.

Irving Patrick Freleigh
02-17-2009, 07:23 PM
:p That Simpsons episode is one of my favorites. "The fingers you have used to dial this number are too fat. Please hang up and try again..." :lol:

Swing and a miss Goose. :D

"To obtain a special dialing wand, please mash the keypad with your palm now!"

Nurian
02-17-2009, 07:55 PM
Swing and a miss Goose. :D

"To obtain a special dialing wand, please mash the keypad with your palm now!"

BAH! You beat me to it!

Giggle Goose
02-17-2009, 08:16 PM
Swing and a miss Goose. :D

"To obtain a special dialing wand, please mash the keypad with your palm now!"

DAMMIT! I knew it was something along those lines! I miss the days when i could watch Simpsons reruns after school.

How 'bout the movie theater manager that said he would treat Homer to a garbage bag full of popcorn if he didn't sit in the aisle? :roll:

Nurian
02-17-2009, 08:17 PM
DAMMIT! I knew it was something along those lines! I miss the days when i could watch Simpsons reruns after school.

How 'bout the movie theater manager that said he would treat Homer to a garbage bag full of popcorn if he didn't sit in the aisle? :roll:

Or using the drinking bird to repeatedly hit "Y".

Irving Patrick Freleigh
02-17-2009, 08:55 PM
DAMMIT! I knew it was something along those lines! I miss the days when i could watch Simpsons reruns after school.

How 'bout the movie theater manager that said he would treat Homer to a garbage bag full of popcorn if he didn't sit in the aisle? :roll:

"Hey fatty! I've got a movie for ya. 'A Fridge Too Far!'"

fireheart
02-17-2009, 09:11 PM
and it's gone straight down the toilet already :roll:

IMHO though, I think if you can, try and report it. I'm not from the US, so I'm really not 100% sure about that. Otherwise, just leave it. Like the others have said, she's digging her own grave getting too fat.

Seshat
02-17-2009, 10:43 PM
If you have the opportunity to talk to her about it, you could try pointing out that free money means very little when you're in too much pain to enjoy life.

I'd consider reporting it, if only for her sake - if she can't get disability benefits, maybe she'll give weight loss a try instead. Probably not, but I can dream, right?

But from a karmic point of view, she really is letting herself in for a world of pain and misery.

Bradester
02-17-2009, 11:53 PM
"To obtain a special dialing wand, please mash the keypad with your palm now!"

I tried to put that as my voice mail message on my first ever cell phone by holding it up to the television and recording it. Didn't work :D

"I don't wanna look like a freak! I'll just take the muumuu."

Simpsons quotes aside, this makes me incredibly sad. I've gained quite a bit of weight recently and it's starting to have some bad effects on my body. I can't fathom why a mentally stable person (and perhaps that's the issue here) would purposefully do such harm to themselves, even for economic reasons. If she ever realizes what a mistake she's made, it might be too late to undo the damage.

Lehk
02-23-2009, 02:14 AM
that sounds like the least efficient method of committing suicide i have ever heard of.

Jester
02-23-2009, 05:13 AM
....THAT'S an image I can do without....

Actually ... that makes me want to be Jester's fangirl for some reason.

To both of you (and for different reasons) I will point out that I have great legs from years of cycling, not to mention the fact that my job involves me being on my feet and often being QUICK on my feet all day. And said legs are only going to get less lead-like and back to their steely former selves as I cycle more. Sadly, I have not done any cycling since Monday, as I have been sick since Tuesday. Bleah. I hate being sick for so many reasons.

that sounds like the least efficient method of committing suicide i have ever heard of.

I don't know about that. I would imagine there are other less efficient methods. Like jumping out the window of a one-story building. Or shooting yourself in the head with a water gun. Over-dosing on Tic Tacs? Stabbing yourself with a rubber knife? Hanging yourself with a noose five feet above the floor when you are six feet tall?

Just some thoughts.

JoitheArtist
02-23-2009, 05:49 AM
I don't know about that. I would imagine there are other less efficient methods. Like jumping out the window of a one-story building. Or shooting yourself in the head with a water gun. Over-dosing on Tic Tacs? Stabbing yourself with a rubber knife? Hanging yourself with a noose five feet above the floor when you are six feet tall?

Those would be merely ineffectual. "Inefficient" would be something that eventually causes the death of the person, but poorly and slowly.

Oh, did I mention I'm a total vocabulary nazi? :D

RootedPhoenix
02-23-2009, 07:22 AM
I don't know about that. I would imagine there are other less efficient methods. Like jumping out the window of a one-story building. Or shooting yourself in the head with a water gun. Over-dosing on Tic Tacs? Stabbing yourself with a rubber knife? Hanging yourself with a noose five feet above the floor when you are six feet tall?


"Oh, crud! Extra-fresh breath!" :roll:

*runs away*

Broomjockey
02-23-2009, 09:21 PM
Hanging yourself with a noose five feet above the floor when you are six feet tall?

Just some thoughts.

apparently you've never heard of cases of people hanging themselves from closet rods, bunk beds, and the such.

Jester
02-23-2009, 11:39 PM
apparently you've never heard of cases of people hanging themselves from closet rods, bunk beds, and the such.

Don't bother me with details like facts. :lol: