If you fake "mental illness" like my sisters boyfriend there are plenty of benefits.
No work, no responsibilities etc.
He's quite simply one of the weakest people I know.
Some of you may feel I'm being harsh, but he IS a worthless plonker who's been feeding off my sister emotionally, financially, spiritually and any
other way possible.
She's a soft touch and makes up for his pathetic attitude.
Everyone has mental problems.....it's called having a brain and experiencing emotions we don't fully understand and living in a world that doesn't
offer everything you want on a plate!
Welcome to the human condition....accept it or fight it, but don't expect a free piggy back ride.
I pity him and feel sorry for my sister who is recovering from leukemia and already thinking about getting back to work.....he hasn't worked a single
day in about 8 years!
Damn doctors don't help, giving people what they want so they go away. An excuse to be excused from growing up in my opinion.
Nothing a good slap and a dose of reality in the big wide world wouldn't cure.
But I love and respect my sister soooooooo much.
As usual, a seemingly simple question (
to the OP) can only be answered reasonably in context.......
NO...He is lazy and has convinced himself and his doctors that his problems are worse than they are or could be. To provide him with a "sick note"
is the worst action that could have happened.
He sees the benefits, but I think he's alone on that one. Of course, talking to him about it has proved pointless in the past and most of us just
accept that he's always going to be a plonker!
plonker, plonker, plonker!
[edit on 31/10/2008 by nerbot]