hmm an old post but goes along with what i have to say.
there is a push to get people onto public transit. the problem is depending on where you live you may be takeing a risk by getting on a bus. a risk
for a takeing a bus? unfortunatly yes.
you see i was on a public transit bus about 6 or 7 months ago, due to a bad driver i was tossed across the isle from where i was sitting getting
injured when i landed on the seats across the isle. there was nothing in reach i could grab to keep myself from falling. even worse was the driver
didn't want to wait for an ambulance, in fact he wanted to either drop me off or have an injured person ride back to the other end of the route. i
was taken off on a backboard when thankfully the ambulance showed up before he was going to leave.
that is just the beginning of the FUN
i have had ever since.within a week or two i was layed off my job. i was so hopped up on pain killers i
could barely even sign my name on the forms at that point. i was getting phiso therapy for maybe a couple months, not long enough to fix the issue,
but i can no longer get it, in fact it is getting worse again. why can't i get it? easy i can not afford it
. see the thing is that my car
insurance won't pay as i was on a bus, i no longer have coverage from work being layed off, and to top it off the bus company WILL NOT PAY. their
view is that since there was no other vehicle involved in the incident that they are not responsible. which of course has left me floating in the
wind. now i live in an area that suposidly has free medical care for all, unfortunatly over ten years ago they stopped paying for things like phisio
thearapy to save money. i figure their reasoning was that insurance should cover stuff like that.
now on top of pain i am down to my last money i had includeing my meager retirement saveings. i have enough issues with pain while doing nothing so
work is pretty much out of the question. i don't qualify for benifits for those temporarily out of work as you have to be willing and ABLE
work, at this point i'm not realy able, and without propper care i won't be. i also know i will not qualify for welfare. i know this as almost 10
years ago i was screwed out of my long term benifits from my company (yup the same one that just layed me off). i tried for welfare after i had been
without money almost a year and was severely rationing what food i still had. (by the way you can rehydrate freezer burnt meat in warm water, still
tastes like crap but it is food). i was refused welfare on the grounds that i have an unusual liveing arrangement. you see i share my appartment with
my parrents who work outside the country most of the time but they have always helped me out plus gives them a home when they are here. i was told
that THAT counted as income, and as it was more then they pay i was out of luck. all i wanted was a little bit of money for food, bus fare, mabe even
to fix my phone line which nicely crapped out on me thus cutting off all comunication, (besides i am sre my phone would have been cut anyway due to
the fact i had no money to pay my bills. food banks are nice unless you don't know where they are or can't afford to get to them.
now i am pretty much heading into the same issues. all thanks to rules apparently put into place to stop frivilous lawsuits and scams, against public
transit. so nice that the govenment protects itself and leaves the average citizens in dire straights. there are NO real safety nets anymore, they
have HUGE holes that people fall through.