December 25, 2009
Be careful what you ask Santa for, it could be your undoing. I asked for patience and humility. This morning to my surprise he left me a room full of videos (I thought I put Blue Ray on my list) of the all the health care bill committee meetings, news reports, debates in the house and senate, newspaper clippings and white house press releases. A large gift-wrapped box with a wide ribbon of red, white and blue contain a stack of papers and note that said; “read the bill and see if there is anything for exclusive coverage for senior reindeer that are on low-income pensions. Mrs. Clause is having mental health issues and North Pole for Life had dropped her coverage to 3 visits and then wrote her off after cashing our premium payment check. The elves on the other hand are not reproducing like they used to even though they still hop around like bunnies - their insurance won’t pay for artificial insemination. As you may have guessed my weight is a little over the top – the good news is that I am not going to be dropped, but will have to pay a per pound penalty capped at ten dollars per pound per month.”
I started reading the bill then noticed the pages weren’t numbered – Santa left me a puzzle and a test of my patience. Thanks Santa, your wisdom has shown me how many ways a man can say; ‘No’ to helping another and the cost to say; ‘Yes’.
Note to self: Nix wish list to Santa in 2010.