This just keeps going through my mind, when I think about it I start to find myself sinking into self pity or something. Any way I had been having a problem with a couple of teeth that needed to come out, they got infected, hurt, the whole bit. Money seems to always be an issue, and dentists cost a fortune. But I knew one way or another I'd get it done, rob Peter to pay Paul. I'm sure you're familiar, and if not lucky you. Hahaha... Anyway the part that keeps rolling around in my head is my mothers response Tony need and the fact that she thought she might be called on for help. My mother is a real character, to say the least. I'm a single mom, been out of work for awhile due to layoff. My mothers the type who can have $20,000.00 in the bank and still expect me to feed her on my food stamps. And yes, I did get assistance for awhile. Anyway, I do a lot for my mother, she has trouble operating a telephone at times. Again, not my point, I'm going off the subject. As I said, I had an abscessed tooth, strapped for $$. A mutual friend of my mother and I ran into us at the grocery. She had just gotten dentures and was going on and on about how she was very happy with them and how her mother paid for them because of numerous dental problems. I noticed the look on my mothers face but said nothing. After our acquaintance had gone on her way my mother comes to me and says 'You know she was lying, her mother did not pay for her dental work!'. I didn't react or say anything, but it really just sums up the way my mother is. She had just gotten $22,000.00 check. She was so afraid I was going to ask her to pay for my much needed dental work. She wanted no parts of that. So we continue shopping, her asking me how much I have left on the food stamp card and whats for dinner. I don't know but I think if it were myself and my son needed something of this nature and I just collected $22K, I'd help him out. Especially if I lived under his roof for a pittance and ate all his food. I used to let this type of stuff work on my self-esteem, but now I know it's her who has issues and not that I'm a worthless being who deserves to be treated this way. I had to get this off my chest because I kept thinking about it. I hope now I can put it to bed!