It seems by inquiring over M's weight/health and their monetary status............I've opened a can of worms. Katie's last two emails have been one long out pity party whine, making me want to crawl through the screen and pound her head into a wall. I swear to heaven above I'm normally a very patient person. I didn't respond to last night's pity party because, well because every attempt I made came out down right vicious. So......she sent me yet another one. This time claiming that now welfare believes both her and M are working. omg The lies just do NOT stop. Now I know for a fact her workplace faxed the paperwork to welfare. And I know that if welfare contacted M's place of employment they had to provide the information. The factory Nichole worked for has attempted to "put off such things" before and it didn't go well for them. They now are prompt in returning such information. Since she's "stressed so terribly she fears she'll have a seizure..." I guess that means she doesn't have to do anything. ugh My guess the food banks are empty. Well duh. They've been begging (and I DO mean begging) for donations for MONTHS. I've told her that repeatedly. I can't think of a single neutral or nice thing to say. I want to just rip into her as this is so idiotic and I'm sick of her acting as if I'm really so naive and ignorant of how these programs work that I'm going to buy into her pack of lies. Maybe I will. I haven't decided yet. What makes me even madder still? Had a young man about 16 come to the door today. Well groomed, scared to death, wringing his hands he was so nervous. He explained to husband that his mom has been out of work for a long time. Things have gotten desperate. Did we have some yard work he could do for us. We could name the price. Please, sir. I just need to help my Mom pay bills. And my husband, whom I haven't spoken to since he opened the door to that young man (not boy, a man doing what a man does when his family is in need), the total major PITA that he can be upon occasion (the selfish SOB) told the young man, no sorry, we couldn't pay him. Now I have weeds almost as tall as trees in my flower beds, ladies. My yard needs mowed. There are weeds in the back yard that husband has been trying to get Travis to help him dig up for weeks now. There is Rowdy's kennel that needs cleaned out and washed again. PLENTY of work for a young man trying his best to help his mom! Young man was gone before I could chase him down. dammit. I'd have paid him in my stash of quarters, but he'd not have walked away empty handed. So. Yeah. Now I'm even more livid over katie's pathetic pity party mails. And about that young man? He went to easy child's house too. (she lives down the alley the next street over from me) sister in law asked him to please come back friday when he gets paid and he'll find him something to do for 20 bucks. I told easy child when he's done there to send him over. I'll hold out cash from the food budget to pay him with. D@mn husband and his selfish self anyways. Yup. Want so very badly to blast lil Miss I gotta mooch off everyone else cuz I'm too good for honest work right out of the water tonight. grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr I shouldn't have inquired about anything. After the last blasting I gave her katie rarely mailed me, and only when she wanted something, very little news and not much whining. I swear to god above I feel like I'm dealing with a 14 yr old kid instead of a 31 yr old woman.