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Well, now I feel old... [Jun. 22nd, 2004|06:10 pm]
Kurt Onstad
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I just got a letter today from the Social Security office. They wanted to inform me of the Social Security benefits I already qualify for.

I have Social Security benefits? What the hell? I'm not even 30 yet (yeah, yeah...less than two months away from that one...).

Excuse me while I pull my walker out...

[User Picture]From: steppyb
2004-06-22 06:26 pm (UTC)
that's messed up...
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[User Picture]From: silverlily81
2004-06-22 07:42 pm (UTC)

7 years...

Wow, is that what I have to look forward to in 2011? If it makes you feel any better, you don't look a day over 25, and you don't act a day over 15. (Excuse me while I dodge a blow from your walker.)
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[User Picture]From: bashful_dwarf
2004-06-22 10:04 pm (UTC)
You? Old? Nawp! I don't believe a word of it!

Actually, I think they send the benefits letter out to everyone, once they hit some arbitrary age/level of investment... It's supposed to help you plan for retirement, or some such.

Not that I pay much attention to it, aside from grumbling about losing part of my paycheck. Way I figure it, by the time I'm actually old enough to retire, it'll have gone bankrupt, curled up, and died. Cheerful though, huh? *grinning*
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[User Picture]From: fosterbass
2004-06-26 03:37 pm (UTC)
You start getting those annual letters once you accumulate over 25 (or maybe it's 30) social security credits. It's based on how many years you've worked and what you've paid into the system. So while it's not directly related to age, you are getting old ;-P

You should get an updated letter every year around this time.
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[User Picture]From: jasheffe
2004-06-22 11:42 pm (UTC)
You should have started getting those when you hit 25...you old fart! =P
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[User Picture]From: pottertilly
2004-06-25 02:28 am (UTC)
That's how I felt when I first started getting those notices. I don't remember when they first arrived though... Ah, old age... ;)
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[User Picture]From: iqpierce
2004-06-30 02:08 am (UTC)

Did you hear about Michael?

You know, Michael@DrL?

He took his own life.

It's not one of their pranks. I've been skeptical since I heard about it a month ago, but I have no doubt anymore. Google for his obituary... or the notes from his family and ex-girlfriend. Michael shot himself.

Sorry for the lack of details, it's very late. Thought you should know.

End transmission.
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[User Picture]From: speedball
2004-06-30 02:36 am (UTC)

Re: Did you hear about Michael?

Yeah, I heard from jeanlucpikachu. It was shocking to hear. Not sure what else to say, since I never actually knew him, or even talked to him, other than one phone conversation, right after I bought the comic and a couple of emails.

I guess it's important to remember that getting old is better than the alternative...
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