imagine if grocery shopping was like health care and you went home with a loaf of bread and gallon of milk that had no price tags and the grocery store then sends you a bill a few months later for $279
you'd asked when you got there what price the bread and milk are, and the grocery store employees rolled their eyes and said it costs what it costs, but wow you didn't think it would cost $150 for milk and they can't explain WHY it costs $150 for milk
"normally the bread is only $65 for some reason, but the cashier you selected was from out of network so your bread is actually $129"
"that was the only cashier there!"
"welp! should've done your homework and be thankful you didn't starve!"
so you try to dispute the charge with the grocery insurance you pay $500 for each month, and the insurance people are like, "yeah sorry, Milk and Bread are covered, but Bread and Milk are not."
"now continue paying us $6,000 a year to be allowed the honor of paying for your own groceries out of your pocket. we're here in case of a grocery emergency. in-network, of course. oh also before we even start helping you you have to pay $1,000."
Sarah Mitchell @helloiamsarahm
If only the bread the grocery store selected for you was the one your job would have been willing to pay for, you should have made better choices or something
Mike Mitchell @MikeMitchNH
“Shopping cart rental: $71”
Simone Alexis @IdVEgo
And months after the bread and milk bill, you get a separate one from the cashier and/or the grocery store for their “services” as well.
Gregory Colford @gregory_colford
Canadian - I'd simply go home, enjoy the bread and milk and never expect anyone to ask me to pay for it, regardless the price. Mmmmm, want a slice?
you'd go home and enjoy your BAG of milk, fixed it for you
Only in certain parts of Canada. Don't let people out west see you calling them bag milkers. They take that shit seriously.
oh trust, i tussle with the albertans and british columbians
“I didn’t even use a cart!”
“You get charged for it whether you use it or not.”
And if you only have a part time job, you'll have to pay twice as much for everything, so maybe you should just skip eating until you find a different job.
But don't worry, we have emergency grocery stores you can go to if the hunger pangs get too bad.
I got charged for going somewhere DURING THE WEEKEND (sidenote: I'm 99% certain it was a Friday)
Some docs need an incentive to work weekends, I guess?? Ok, I'll stop CHOOSING to get sick on a weekend day; weekends are shit for tips anyway, am I right?
Alyzande Renard 🦋 @alyzande
Imagine if you paid a few $$ each month, according to your income, and all the bread and milk was delivered free. To everyone. #NHS
Sister Mary Clarence @emilyt804
But the EMTALA emergency grocery store only kicks in if your hunger is deemed life-threatening (underweight BMI), so if your BMI is 18.5, you’re SOL.
And if the emergency grocery store does take you, they will still charge you $100,000, due in 30 days.
Catherine Heck @cattywonkus
Don’t tease us. We’re Americans. We can’t have nice things.
Alyzande Renard 🦋 @alyzande
You deserve nice things XX