First off I would like to say that I have known some people who have put in for disability through social security and really deserved it .. and then there are some I questioned too..
But for some one to come out with a story for the whole table to hear ,, this takes the cake.
Of course this man is some what "windy" anyway so it didn't surprise me when it was him who told this bold story on himself that makes most peoples mouth drop wide open at the conclussion of why he filed and got disability insurance for life from the goverment.
I was at our local Senior hall having lunch and while sitting with 4 others at the round table a fellow beside me ask for the creamer from this person I am talking about . The fellow said he couldn't hand it across the table due to his shoulder had been seperated so many times that he just cannot do things like this anymore.
I was closer to the creamer than the person who ask for it so I reached over and got it and handed it to the man who ask for it.
Then some one ask if he had ever tried for disability and the man said ,Yes I have and got it over 20 years ago.. He later told us he now 62 years old..
Ok , I thought fare enough ,,thinking he must of been injured on the job or something and went on eating my sandwich and listening to others .
Then some one ask the man how he injured his shoulder and thats when this story is worth repeating and so here it is my friends ,,straight out of this mans mouth ..
He told us that he was working at a place where they extract lime rock out ot the mountains and his job was way up at the end of the converyer some mile from the plant..( This lime is used to make Portland Cement and other things for any one who wants to know) He said the company wouldnt give him extra money to walk about a 1/8 mile from where he parked his car to get to his work and back so he decided to get even with them by taking some thing worth what he thought the extra pay should be.
So, what he did is take a innertube unflated and rolled up in his dinner bucket and ever night he would hang around pretending to check everything out with the conveyers and until the other two men he worked with had gone. And would go to the gas tank and fill the innertube up with gasolene through a hole he cut in the tube ,,wired the tube shut and then sling it over his shoulder with what he said was about 10 gallons of gas and carry it to his car and dump it in his gas tank .
He said the gas would make the innertube stretch and bouncy the whole 1/8 mile and after many times of doing this and sperating his shoulder and being off work and under doctors care he filed for disibility .
Yes ,,I had to ask ,,are you kidding us? No! he said ,,they ask for it ,,they should of given me a little extra for the extra walk he did every day..
You just never know do ya ?