Date: November 29, 2017 01:56PM
Well, I don't know how much this fits, but:
When I was the R.S. president, I was often required to go to a non-active women's home. She like to pretend that she was only inactive due to her family's problems (of which there were many).
. She had a bed-ridden mother, who regualary reported that her deceased husband slept in the bed next to her, every night.
. She told me her husband had taken out a loan on their house, and had died his hair, as he was carrying on an affair with a woman in Florida he met on line, and planned to take the house-loan money with him, to support all his shenanigans.
. She was supporting a teen-aged daughter (with no visible income), whom her husband had seduced, and who had a 'Downs Syndrome' child--who was actually not DS, but the victim on incest from her father.)
She encouraged her grown daughters teen daughter to have an affair with a young man, in the hope of getting her pregnant, so as to qualify for more welfare. (The boys parents yanked him out of her house, and denied any wrong-doing on his part--so the woman got no financial benefit from this affair, after-all.)
. She asked me what she should do about all this. She and the D.S. granddaughter ended up living together (I presume on welfare), after her husband left.
. She always asked me incredibly dumb questions, like, "Do you think this is OK?".
. I found a couch that I arranged to have taken to her house (as she had sold her only couch.)
. And etc., and so-forth.
Finally, I couldn't take it anymore, so I began to just ignore her on any occasion when we happened to met.
One Sunday, she showed up at church (I presume in order to keep getting church welfare), and her D.S. granddaughter, at seeing me, excitedly pointed me out to her.
I refused to acknowledge them, and turned away (as I refused to be taken as a sucker).
Well, 'Stuck in bed', does that give you enough to think about, and ponder what you would have done in my place?
(As Jimmy Durante used to say, "I've got a million of 'um, a million of 'um".)