So… I decided to apply for the utilities assistance program in getting help. I called the number and the guy told me I can call on Monday June 1st at 8:00 am to make an appointment. I asked what if the lines are completely busy and I can’t get through (we all know you can’t get through to the unemployment office and that’s 5 days a week!) He said, ‘Nothing but just keep trying.’ I asked if there are other days to call like every Monday or every other Monday and he said no. Only that Monday to just make an appointment. The guy had a really snotty little tude too. Nice.
I have to work on Monday so I only have from 8-10 to try and get through. I can already see where this is going to go. *Sigh* How in the fuck are these systems supposed to work in times like this when people like me REALLY and TRULY need it in a desperate time like this who are not freeloaders? Maybe I’m jumping the gun in my assumptions, but my gut tells me I’m not. We’ll see I guess.
Oh and something I never noticed before till now, the city of Peoria taxes food!!! I thought food you purchase at the grocery store was not supposed to be taxed?