So I’ve decided I’m going to try to apply for ssi to help with income. I know I’m maybe about to get a job, but even at 12$ an hour I’ll still be working so few hours and it comes out to less than $1000 a month. That’s the cut off, by-the-way of what you’re allowed to earn and still be eligible for disability. Plus, it’s technically part of my financial aid, so I think it works a bit different. Don’t quote me on that part though.
So here’s the scene. The real reason I’m writing about this.
It’s 1:33 at night and the house is quit. I have the presence of mind needed to sit down and fill out the extensive application. So I bring up the site, and find this.
Apparently this particular government website has opening and closing hours. A website. That is basically nothing but a form that gets filled out. Has opening and closing hours. Now, I’d understand like a customer service help line, sure. But the entire website has opening and closing hours?
I’ve seen a lot of thing in my 20 years of using the internet, but I have to say, this is a first.
And if this doesn’t sum up our government, I don’t know what does.
(Disclaimer: I’m not dumb. I realize this is probably to cut off possible cyber attacks while there is only a skeleton crew of programs and server guys manning the office in the dead of night. I get that. But the logic behind the reality is a lot less funny than the reality itself.)