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Day Twelve (Aka: The Frustration)
Jeffrey Pout
I managed to be productive again today, and get several more things done on my to-do list, which was good. However, while attempting to accomplish one item, I ran into a bit of a snag.

The rec centres in the city I live in have this wonderful exemption for poor low-income people such as myself, where they waive the fee for a yearly pass (valued at $440.75), and only make them pay for a registration fee of $12.75. This, of course, is fantastic, as it saves me loads of money.

The only catch to this fantastic offer, is that one has to bring in a CRAP load of paperwork to prove that one is low-income/legitimate:

GST credit form
Tax assessment
Government-issued photo ID
A bill proving your address (MUST be a bill; not even something sent from DND counts. I had to print out a bank statement JUST for this, as I get all my bills electronically. :S The best part is that they can't even use your tax assessment or driver's license or anything that ALREADY has your address on it. It HAS to be a separate piece of paper with it on.)

It turns out when I went in today that I had the wrong piece of paper for the GST credit, so I went home to find it. I turned my desk/paperwork storage out, and I was unable to locate the correct paperwork.

Therefore, I am not going to be able to get a rec pass until either July (assuming I don't go to Quadra), or late August/early September (assuming I do go), as July is when the GST credit paperwork for this year will come.

This also means I will effectively be unable to use the rec centre at all, as I can't afford either a 10- or 20-swipe pass ($54, or $96), or the drop-in cost of $6. I've just had to pay a final $300 toward a driving infraction that happened last June, which has cost me just under $900 to date, and my car now needs an oil change. I literally have no money to spare.

Hooray for life.

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-pat on back- It's okay.

If it makes you feel any better, you'd never have this problem in Manitoba ;)

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