Saturday, July 21, 2007

Dear Life: Fuck You.

I have these two friends, Candace and Carl. They're married. Some people do that. You try to talk them out of it, but they never listen.

They've kinda struggled. Neither of them has a college degree, which makes things a little tougher. They've pushed on through, though, and done pretty well.

They had a little girl, Faith, three or four years ago. Faith's cute as a button. Poor thing has cerebral palsy, though, which is a real kick in the nuts. She had to go to a special school earlier this year to learn how to eat. Poor thing usually eats through a tube.

Making ends meet is tough for them, because it costs a lot of money to take care of a kid with those needs. The government helps out a bit. Of course, if they ever have more than a few hundred dollars in the bank, the government aid craps out, so they can never really get ahead.

They take things in stride, though, and they've done really well with her. A few months ago, they built a new house that's handicap-accessible, so that Faith'd have a nice space to grow up in. Carl's gone back to school and is just about to finish up his degree, which'll mean a nice raise, hopefully.

Got a call from them tonight. Faith has a brain tumor.

Dear Life:

Fuck you.

Hate,
Taco

9 comments:

Bluejeangirl said...

I can't even find the words. Thoughts and prayers don't seem like enough.

Tim said...

What the fuck...

Electrogirl said...

this post was something i really needed to read, and something everyone should read, to help us appreciate what we have and stop complaining about the bull shit. which is exactly what I'm going to do. Though I agree that thoughts and prayers don't seem like enough, it's the only thing we can really do to help, so that's what I'll do. I hope things get better for them...No one deserves such burdens.

Ellura said...

It's not fair.

fett said...

Goddamn. Just...goddamn.

The Taco Prophet said...

See, this is why I originally set out to only post stuff I think is funny. It's Coyote's fault. He made me post when I don't have anything funny to say :)

Bluejeangirl said...

It's okay Taco. It makes you more human to post things like this and gives us all a chance to lend you a shoulder.. or a baseball bat.. or an uzi.. or .. well.. you get the idea. :)

E. S. Collins said...

What the fuck, man. There is no justice in this world. None. Life, you are a heartless, soulless, worthless bitch.

IngaYr said...

Oy.