I was listening to the radio on the way home from work yesterday and something really irked me. Apparently, there’s a thing they are doing this month where they give away a turducken every day to a needy person and/or family based on a listener recommendation. So yesterday, they called this woman who’s family is undergoing some pretty bad stuff.
Apparently, the father has had this life long dream of becoming a police officer. He finally fulfilled this dream by taking the courses and getting a law enforcement job for a college in NJ leaving his contracting job and taking a 50% pay cut as an officer. Previous to this event, his daughter was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy and has been going through the necessary treatments. So, since switching to the new job, the father soon learned that the new insurance company does not take care of the medical bills for his daughter so, they’re essentially in the poor house now. The father became depressed about the whole situation and the fact that he had to give up his dream of being a cop. So he went back to contracting to be able afford the treatments for the daughter and get back on his old insurance. As such, they pretty much only eat hot dogs, pasta and the like for now, thus they were chosen for this turducken prize of the day. They called the mom and let her know about the story they heard and how they wanted to offer this to them as a way to make things better. You could just tell the mom accepted it because it was the right thing to do, but was rather flustered by the token.
Is it me or if you were in her position you could care less about getting a silly dinner for a few nights? I mean, here’s my daughter going through this and I can’t afford to pay her bills all because the hubby essentially wanted to fulfill a selfish dream and wind up ruining the family’s finances. So a damn chicken in a duck in a turkey will make my life better? Luckily other people called in to actually offer real help like money and advice on ways to get free treatment for the daughter and such. I don’t know, but that whole act just irked me. I told the g/f about this yesterday night and she had the same exact reaction as I did.
What do you all think about this?