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kleinbl00  ·  305 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: May 6, 2020

EIDL grant is $1k per employee as calculated by the SBA. We have seven employees; they decided we meant "five" because fuck you, that's why.

EIDL loan is a whole 'nuther critter.

There are also random-ass grants out there, but my experience is that they are subject to a great deal more scrutiny. The EIDL and PPP money are pallets of cash in the Arabian desert.

OftenBen  ·  304 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That picture always nauseates me.

kleinbl00  ·  304 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I got picked up from the airport by a vet once. Had one leg. I generally talk to my Lyft drivers if they're talkative; it's been a marvelously illuminating view into the lives of others.

This guy lost his leg in Iraq because of course he did. That didn't really haunt him, though. We ended up talking about the night that he and his squad guarded a pallet of hundos.

They all knew they could take some. They all didn't. And he's driving Lyft, and fifteen years later the life decision he still replayed was "what do you do with a gun and a pallet full of hundos?"

OftenBen  ·  304 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I can't imagine that feeling.