Saturday, January 28, 2017
The nation I live in, according to radio commercials
If you listen to Sirius/XM Radio for an hour, you could fairly come to the conclusion that in the United States,
1. Millions of Americans are carrying at least $10,000 in credit card debt that they "can't" pay back,
2. Millions of Americans have been ducking and dodging the IRS for years because they owe huge amounts of money in back taxes or have not even filed their taxes in like forever. Presumably they need help because they can't afford Donald Trump's lawyers. AND....
3. Millions of Americans use CPAP machines that they don't know how to clean properly. Maybe this is the case- for the first six years I traveled to Louisville to grade Advanced Placement exams for Educational Testing Service I was randomly assigned a roomate, and TWICE the person I was paired with used one of these devices. That's a remarkable coincidence, or these machines are more common that I could have ever imagined.
I realized last November 8 that I didn't know the United States nearly as well as I thought I did. But Sirius XM Radio is constantly reminding me what an outlier I am....