Peach State says: Going Out On A Limb…A Mother and Her POIs


I want to start by saying ….I Love My Sons!…BUT! They just do not follow through with the chore they are assigned. I find myself going behind them to clean correctly. No…I am not a OCD task-master…I just, as you know, enjoy a clean house. Why can they know what they a supposed to do and leave so much left undone? I have confidently researched this problem and found it to be almost epidemic in proportion. POIs can be found in every family with teenagers.

I am not alone!

However to prove my point, humorously, I have included something sent to me yesterday. Please understand I found this slightly true…and humorous!

This is me…a mom…“Going Out On a Limb…A Mother And Her POIs!”

Americans With No Abilities Act

“President Barack Obama and the Democratic Senate are considering sweeping legislation that will provide new benefits for many Americans. The Americans With No Abilities Act is being hailed as a major legislative goal by advocates of the millions of Americans who lack any real skills or ambition.

“Roughly 50 percent of Americans do not possess the competence and drive necessary to carve out a meaningful role for themselves in society,” said California Sen. Barbara Boxer. “We can no longer stand by and allow People of Inability (POI) to be ridiculed and passed over. With this legislation, employers will no longer be able to grant special favors to a small group of workers, simply because they have some idea of what they are doing.”

In a Capitol Hill press conference, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pointed to the success of the U.S. Postal Service, which has a long-standing policy of providing opportunity without regard to performance. At the state government level, the Department of Motor Vehicles also has an excellent record of hiring Persons with No Ability (63 percent).

Under the Americans With No Abilities Act, more than 25 million mid-level positions will be created, with important-sounding titles but little real responsibility, thus providing an illusory sense of purpose and performance.

Mandatory non-performance-based raises and promotions will be given to guarantee upward mobility for even the most unremarkable employees. The legislation provides substantial tax breaks to corporations that promote a significant number of Persons of Inability (POI) into middle-management positions, and give a tax credit to small and medium-sized businesses that agree to hire one clueless worker for every two talented hires.

Finally, the Americans With No Abilities Act contains tough new measures to make it more difficult to discriminate against the non-abled, banning, for example, discriminatory interview questions such as, “Do you have any skills or experience that relate to this job?”

“As a non-abled person, I can’t be expected to keep up with people who have something going for them,” said Mary Lou Gertz, who lost her position as a lug-nut twister at the GM plant in Flint, Mich., due to her inability to remember righty tighty, lefty loosey. “This new law should be real good for people like me. I finally have job security.” With the passage of this bill, Gertz and millions of other untalented citizens will finally see a light at the end of the tunnel.

Said Sen. Dick Durbin: “As a senator with no abilities, I believe the same privileges that elected officials enjoy ought to be extended to every American with no abilities. It is our duty as lawmakers to provide each and every American citizen, regardless of his or her inadequacy, with some sort of space to take up in this great nation and a good salary for doing so.”

We have kick-started this program by having a POI in the White House.

Have a great day!

Peach State

About justbetweencousins

We are first cousins who live farther apart from each other than we would like. We thought this blog would give us a chance to visit with each other as well as maybe share a few insights about life. We are both middle aged and until recently both of us had kids the same age (nearly grown). But then the Peach State cuz adopted a son, so she has four now. Heart of Dixie cuz has two daughters. We have a couple of things which are prominently in common (although I'm sure there are actually more): We vacation at our Mema's beach house in Panama City Beach, Florida - until recently, we did so with all of our kids. We both sing - although Heart of Dixie cuz is not currently singing anywhere right now. We both write. We are both Christians, although Peach State cuz is Baptist, and Heart of Dixie is currently floating about between the Anglican church, the Methodist church, and the Episcopalian church. Long story.

Posted on January 31, 2013, in Children, cleaning, family, Humor, Just Between Cousins, musings, politics and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Well, all kinds of laws have already been put in place to assure that someone can be hired for reasons other than they are qualified for the job. That’s another reason things are so screwed up in this country. Thankfully, this is not a true piece of legislation, but I think it speaks to how bad things have gotten, that I had to go to Snopes to find out if it was true! LOL! It would not surprise me at all. I mean, look at all the dead people who vote. I no longer like dead people because they vote, and we have to live with the outcome!

    Well, don’t worry about your sons…I mean BO will probably still be president when they are all out on their own. They won’t need to take care of themselves, the few remaining tax-payers will be taking care of them. Of course, we won’t be here by then because of our age. We will have been denied adequet medical treatment to keep us alive. So, no worries! Sounds like your sons are in training to be good democrats! That is if they can overcome all the nonsense you and your hubby have taught them. I mean like, be responsible for yourself, work hard, be honest, treat people according to the golden rule…you know…blah, blah, blah. I hope you don’t scar them so that they can’t overcome their upbringing…

  2. LOL! Anytime…But I must say, as someone who knows your sons…you are right! They have always been on their best behavior whenever I’ve been around them! And don’t think boys are worse than girls. My daughters kept messy rooms as well. I told the youngest that I wasn’t going to enter her bedroom without a court order! Of course, now that they are grown, they keep clean houses. But…my oldest now has a teenager daughter who also keeps a messy room….insert evil, and very satisfying laughter here…

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