Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Grand Rapids Home for Veterans: Crime in progress, part 10

We had one of the state congresspeople stop in and talk to the veterans WITHOUT administration interference.

It was nice to be able to talk to the congressman directly. Unfortunately, 2 of the members were obviously drunk, and it did not make the rest of us look any better, especially the drunk that sat less than 5 feet in front of the congressman.

We did however manage to get several very important issues expressed to the congressman.

But we missed a few.

The latest crime against the veterans at this facility is this: They took away our fried eggs on Tuesday mornings.

Now that may not seem like a big thing to you, the reader, but to us it is a very very big issue. You see, we get processed eggs every morning, and hard boiled eggs too. Most people cannot eat the processed eggs. These are eggs that are separated, frozen, thawed, mixed and boiled in big plastic bags. They have the consistency of rubber and have no taste.

Fried eggs are served on Tuesday mornings. It is the only time of the week we get them. 3 weeks ago they told us the griddle where they cooked them was broken. Last night we had grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup, so why couldn't we have fried eggs today?

There is no excuse. Just another thing they took away from us because they are lazy, and do not want to put forth the effort to make this place a good place to be.

As I told the congressman, this place is the 4th largest veterans home in America. It should be a shining jewel in Michigan's crown, along with The Mackinaw bridge and the Great lakes. Instead it has the reputation of a dried up cow patty.