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  •  Reminds me of Steve Martin film (1+ / 0-)
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    wmholt

    I can't remember the name of it but he was leaving (or getting kicked out of) his house and he kept going back to get things that he couldn't live without. Until finally he had his arms totally full and couldn't move.

    This is a heck of a lot to have to carry around with you:

    ...me, my insurance company plan, my insurance company's list of approved doctors I am allowed to see and treatments I am allowed to get, my insurance company's claims department, the insurance company doctors who have never met me, spoken to me or even personally looked at my files, my own preexisting conditions, my insurance company's crack cost-review and retroactive cancellation and denial squads, my insurance company's executives and board of directors, my insurance company's profit requirements, the shareholders, my employer, and my doctor.

    "If you can't afford a boat, and are standing tiptoe in the water, the rising tide goes up your nose." -- Barney Frank

    by JanF on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 05:46:06 PM PDT

    •  "The Jerk" (2+ / 0-)
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      JanF, wmholt

      No, not you, JanF!!  The Steve Martin movie.  Hilarious scene.

      Frank Luntz: "I'm not a policy person. I'm a language person." Common-Language Translation: "I'm not a policy person. I'm a deception person."

      by planmeister on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 06:18:28 PM PDT

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      •  Thank you...I could not remember the name! (0+ / 0-)

        That scene popped into my head when I was reading Hunter's last paragraph.

        Glad to see that at least one person today does not think I am a jerk...ha!

        "If you can't afford a boat, and are standing tiptoe in the water, the rising tide goes up your nose." -- Barney Frank

        by JanF on Sat Jul 25, 2009 at 07:16:14 PM PDT

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    •  My Wife and I have a running joke... (0+ / 0-)

      from "The Jerk" about that.

      When I pick up something I need to move in the house, I usually remember to turn to her and say, "This is all I need."

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