if only it paid the bills

Bill Clinton cheats on his wife. Impeach him. Trump proudly brags about sexual assault (and has cheated on his wives). Elect him. Hillary oversaw the department of state while 4 people died in an embassy attack. Put her in jail. 2 Republicans were in office while over 200 people died in embassy attacks. No problem. Immigrants don’t pay taxes. Round them up and kick them out. Trump doesn’t pay taxes. He’s a business genius. Hillary’s foundation only spent 87% of their donations helping people. She’s a crook. Trumps foundation paid off his debts, bought sculptures of him, and made political donations to avoid investigations while using less than 5% of funds for charity (and he got shut down by NY State). So savvy… Put him in the white house. Trump made 4 billion dollars in 40 years, when an index fund started at the same time with the same “small loans” he received would be worth $12 billion today… without a trail of bankruptcies, thousands of lawsuits and burned small business owners. He’s a real business whiz. Hillary took a loss of $700k. She’s a criminal. Trump is the first candidate in the modern era not to release his tax returns, and took a billion dollar loss in 1 year. Genius. Hillary takes responsibility for private email servers and apologizes. Not credible. Trump denies saying things (on the record) he actually said (on the record), he’s just telling it like it is.

Your arguments are thin. Your ignorance of reality is shocking. Your double-standards are offensive, and your willingness to blindly support him and recycle the rhetoric is absurd. Your opinion is not fact. Your memes are not news articles. And your hypocrisy is not a platform.

-Alex Schiller (?)

GUYS I NEED YOUR HELP

Something really bad happened. Today at 5:00 A.M. a group of 4 men forced the entrance to our house. They beat up my mom and older sister (they were trying to protect me and to protect my 1-year-old niece). They had guns and, for a moment, I thought they were going to kill us. They stole everything from us. They stole my laptop, our cellphones, food, money. They even stole my little niece’s clothes :(

We went to the hospital to check if my mom and sister were ok. I paid for the hospital bill and bought a little bit of food but I don’t have any money left. I don’t know what to do. I still need to buy more food and to buy clothes for my little niece. I’m the only one with a job right now but, sadly, my salary isn’t enough to pay for everything.

Please, if you can, and are willing to help me, you could send a few dollars trough paypal. E-Mail: americacolina2704@gmail.com (My best friend e-mail. She’s the one helping me right now).

I’m desperate.  EVEN A DOLLAR IS A LOT TO ME. Or you could help me just by reblogging this post.

I’m crying so hard. I feel angry and sad. How can a person do this to another person? I feel embarrassed too, and I’m so sorry that I’m asking for your help but I don’t really know what to do. I need to help my family. I’m really sorry guys…

Keith and Shiro Bro’s AU

here are some sad bro!au things I came up with bc I hate myself

  • Shiro is 19
  • Keith is 14
  • they were going to the movies with their parents when they got hit by a drunk driver running a red while they were trying to turn left on a green arrow
  • Shiro tried to cover Keith, but only succeeded in covering him with his right arm
  • Shiro had been going to Garrison University for over a year and was on winter break
    • a very kind donor paid for their hospital bills and Shiro’s prosthetic
  • Shiro fought tooth and nail with CPS to be able to keep Keith
  • being the University’s golden boy, Shiro was able to work with them and another extremely kind donor to make a deal:
    • his apartment would be paid for
    • they would be given a monthly allotment of money to cover food, bills, etc
    • Keith’s schooling and textbooks would be paid for
    • he could go to school part-time
    • he had to work in the cafeteria as a chef
  • Keith had to transfer to the public school because the University wouldn’t pay for public school
  • Keith is now 15, Shiro is now 20
  • Shiro had to sit down with Keith and tell him that he always had to be on his best behavior because CPS could rip them apart on a dime
  • that meant no fighting, no pissing off teachers, and absolutely no slacking off
  • Keith is constantly bullied at his new school
  • Shiro goes out with friends one night, they introduce him to a beautiful woman named Allura
  • they hit it off immediately
  • they go on their first day only a month after they meet
    • Shiro promises him he’ll be home early enough to make dinner
    • he isn’t
    • Keith is Really Upset
    • he goes to bed without eating
  • Shiro tries to make it up the next morning by making a huge breakfast
    • Keith has to go in early to help a kid with their physics homework
    • He leaves with a small tupperware of eggs and bacon
  • Shiro feels like guilty as fuck
  • when Keith comes home Shiro brings them over to the couch so he can apologize
    • he makes Keith chamomile tea with a tiny amount of honey and what Shiro thinks is way too much lemon, the exact way Keith likes it
    • Keith cries and tells him about all the shit the other kids did to him on an almost daily basis
    • Shiro cries with Keith as the dam finally breaks
    • Shiro feels like Absolute Shit and even more guilty for not knowing
  • months pass and things are slowly getting better
  • Shiro is 21, Keith is 16, Allura is 20
  • Allura and Shiro are the couple everyone despises
  • Keith and Allura are new bffs, even after a long time of Keith unwilling to open up to her
    • the kids at school are all in love with her and frightened to death of her after she scared the ever loving fuck out of a kid who pushed Keith down the stairs after school so they don’t fuck with him anymore
    • She also has anger issues, and works with him to help him work through it
  • Keith becomes really close with Hunk, Pidge, and Lance
    • he crushes hardcore on Lance
    • Lance is Oblivious as FUCK
    • Keith is also very good at hiding it
  • Allura has unofficially officially moved in with them
    • she stays there 3-4 days out of the week, and in her own apartment the rest
  • christmas is coming up
    • Shiro re-arranges their budget so he has enough money to buy Keith presents
    • he essentially gives up all his own wants
  • They have a kick ass christmas together, even though they didn’t get much for each other
  • Keith finds Shiro’s re-arranged budget
    • he sees all of their Needs and Wants written out
    • all of Shiro’s wants are crossed off, but none of Keith’s are
    • he immediately give up all the movies and lunches with Hunk, Pidge, and Lance
  • Shiro totally forgot Keith’s birthday is only 2 weeks after christmas
    • he doesn’t have enough money to buy him anything really
    • he’s so upset that he cries himself to sleep christmas night
  • Shiro scrounges up enough money to buy him a nice set of colored pencils to go with the adult coloring book Allura got him
    • Allura also gets him the lamp that casts stars all around the room when it’s lit up because Keith had been gushing about it for months
  • Shiro, yet again, feels like shit for not getting him worthwhile and cries in his bedroom
    • Keith hears him on his way to the bathroom
    • he just goes into is room and wraps Shiro in a huge hug
    • he tells him that he saw the budget and not to worry about anything and that they are in this together

so yeah, that’s all I’ve got for now. when I have my shit together, I’m probably gonna actually write this. I also took quite a bit out so that I could have some surprises, so if shit doesn’t make sense that’s why

Here’s something I don’t understand:
In the narrative of potentially raising minimum wage to a living wage, where workers will be able to actually earn enough to live at a level consistent with the average cost of living instead of under poverty, it confuses and saddens me that everyone is so quick to show off their math skills with such observations as “Raising minimum for fast food workers will only raise the price of your cheeseburger by 3 cents! If Walmart paid their employees a livable wage, your average bill would only increase by 72 cents!” Obviously the message they’re trying to convey is “This isn’t a lot; don’t be greedy! Care about people!”
But it seems to me that the missing step in their logical process should be obvious as well. I have not yet seen anyone ask “Who is the audience for this message?” When you specifically mention Walmart and fast food and the pennies difference that we assume a change in wages will cause (not an illogical assumption), you are basically saying “You, minimum wage worker, who can only afford to sustain yourself by shopping at the cheapest places because that is also where you most likely work, will be getting a pay increase but will also bear the financial burden of a change in the market, therefor diminishing the small gains you have fought hard for.” We are so used to a capitalist economic system which devalues and dehumanizes its labor that we automatically assume the affect of any change in the market, especially for the benefit of the labor force, will be detrimental (no matter how miniscule) to that labor force and not to those who benefit the most from our labor. But why should it be this way?
We could just as easily be making posts saying “Raising minimum wage to $15 an hour would only decrease a Walmart CEO’s annual income of $40 million to $36 million! That’s not a lot! Don’t be greedy!” I honestly don’t see how anyone could possibly have a problem with this. The rich dude is still rich, and the workers aren’t barely scraping by trying not to end up on the street anymore via increased wages and stable market prices.
But that’s not the narrative the assholes in charge of all this want us to hear. They don’t want us to think about them and their wealth at all, because the minute we start doing that we might actually realize that they created this whole desperate environment for their own benefit… and we might actually realize there’s more of us than them and try to stop them.

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This… This is my utility bill. Yeah, no joke, that 700 and some dollar amount is what we owe. We cannot afford this. I know I’ve asked for help in the past, but this time I have physical proof that I need the help.

I work, I work so hard at this low-paying job that I’m in. It’s minimum wage, which can pay most of the bills, but this, this is absolutely insane. On top of this, we also have a 600 and some dollar electric bill that needs paid off as well. AND we need to hire a plumber to help fix this leak we have. (That 84 some dollar amount there is the water usage amount caused by the leak.) We have to turn the water off and on to avoid that water portion of the bill from skyrocketing in cost.

I know it’s the holiday season, but your help right now would make the perfect present. Even if you can only donate $1 to help out, that would be better than nothing.

I work to stay out of the hole we were in, but now we’re back in it. On top of that, I lost my free health care because, and I quote, “I make too much.” We lost our food stamps, and we lost our help on the electric (which is what caused the 600 and some dollar bill we have to pay back, I know, it’s absolutely ridiculous and should be illegal), all because “we make too much”.

I got a job to avoid needing assistance, but when we need it, the government just laughs in our faces and says “no”. Just because I have a job that pays under 9 dollars an hour. Now you probably understand why people don’t want to get jobs. It’s for this very reason.

But anyway, please, if you can, donate. If not, I completely understand, just reblog this. 

My goal is to reach $2,000 if at all possible. It would pay both bills and the plumbing repair.

You can use the donate button under the About Me on my blog if you don’t have any other means of sending money, or you can send money to my PayPal directly: klscollections89@gmail.com

hey everyone...

i really didn’t want to making this post, but my families situation is getting worse.. we really need help. my family has gone down to just myself, my mother and my sister. my sister and myself are both in highschool, and are incapable of getting a job as no one in the area will hire us, and neither of us have the mental health to be able to juggle both school and work. my mom sells insurance, but her company isnt giving her any leads, so she hasnt been paid in almost a month, even though shes been fighting for it.

we really need help. our phone bill is due, and we owe last months as well. if we dont pay our phone bill, at&t will also cut off our internet since theyre the same bill. my mom’s entire job relies on the phone, and with my sister and myself both in high school, and her applying for local colleges, we need the internet. its also my only solace from my life at school, which is really high stress and im not good at coping with it.

we really need 500$ by December 16th, as that’s the last day we can pay our bill, before they shut us off. please help us. all of the little money we have right now is going towards keeping our utilities on, and for gas and food. our ebt card doesnt refresh till the sixth and were almost out of money, so were living soley on ramen and the little thanksgiving leftovers we have left.

i have a paypal account (my email is daniellemadeapersonal@gmail.com) and a square cash (my cashtag is $daniekw) !! im considering making a gofundme for the larger expenses we really need help with (like my recently broken laptop, and were behind on our mortgage), if you feel more comfortable donating that way !!

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hey all! i recently was able to secure a job that’ll be good for me healthwise and i’m very stoked but i won’t start getting paid for a couple of weeks and i want to make sure i have enough in the meantime to cover bus fare/bills for march, so i’m taking a handful of commission slots!

two tone commissions are $20/character

full color commissions are $45 base, +$20 for each additional character, pending any extensive detail/additions. 

i don’t have a specific number in mind for slots but i’ll make a post when they’re closed. prices are usd, paypal only, and i can draw nsfw or furry art as well!

email me ehetja@gmail.com or message me here to grab one! reblogs are also appreciated, thanks so much!

psa

hey so this is a really urgent post saying that we need about £50 (at the absolute least) because we have no food for the week coming at all besides cereal and milk, and we’re also low on electric money, and we only get paid £64 on friday and that’s not enough to pay bills at all (especially considering how much heating we need to make sure me and my mum can move without joint pain)

we have a new fridge now which is amazing and takes the stress off that way but we desperately need to eat 

any donations can be made to paypal.me/tinycap

i’ll do fics, headcanons, icons and headers for anyone who donates (as long as you tell me who donated what) because we’re really hugely desperate right now and really struggling, and literally anything helps

if you can’t donate reblogging would be really appreciated and helpful!

Why you should all love Mary Pickford

Let me tell you about my girl Mary. 

  • She was her family’s breadwinner from the age of 5, giving up her childhood to support her family after her alcoholic father left them. She wanted a role with a certain filmmaker so she waited outside of his office every day until he agreed to audition her. She was only 15. 
  • She was basically one of the first movie stars ever. In the era of silent movies the director was usually the draw but suddenly people kept asking for the girl with the ringlets and she became a sensation. She was one of the first actors to get name billing. 
  • She made double what most actors of her time made. To this day women make less than men in Hollywood but Mary was paid way more than most. Not only that but she demanded to be paid more because she was a huge box office draw and knew she was worth it. 
  • She formed her own major studio- the revolutionary United Artists- with DW Griffiths, Charlie Chaplin and Douglas Fairbanks. She was the first woman to start a major studio. It gave her creative control over her career. She is arguably one of the most powerful women to ever be in the film industry. 
  • She started her first production company at the age of just 24. She was involved in everything from editing to writing to casting. Everything went through her for sign off. 
  • Norma Talmadge was the first woman to have her footprint outside Mann’s Chinese Theatre but this was, according to legend, an accident. Mary Pickford was the first woman to have a hand and foot print ceremony as we know it today. Mary was in fact one of the co-founders of the Theatre itself. 
  • She was one of the co-founders of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences which presents the Oscars every year. Of the 36 co-founders she was one of only two women. 
  • She also took control of her appearance which was particularly important in the silent era given the stars’ lack of a voice. She cut her famous ringlets in to a bob for a film role, knowing it could damage her career, and was unapologetic about it. 
  • She was a dedicated philanthropist and was active in the war effort. She sold Liberty Bonds and founded the Motion Picture Relief Fund which still exists to this day. 

My daughter sent me this and it is all of the truths. 

People ask me why I “spoil” my daughter by not making her pay half of everything and it frustrates me so much. 

1. She took on her entire college education, and has never asked for my help. She is down to owing $30k.
2. When I wanted to get her a new car, she instead only let me pay the down payment and makes that payment every month. 
3. Being a recent graduate with no experience she gets paid a VERY low salary for the job she works her ass off at, and every SINGLE TIME she gets a raise she takes on another bill.
4. She does all of this while battling bipolar, anxiety, and ADHD, and fucking rocks at it.

Why do people think putting your kids through more stress than they need is the best way to “help them grow up”????

I love my beautiful hard working mess of a millennial, and if I want to fucking “spoil” her it’s my choice, because I can! 

Happenings at work today:

- A man stood on his tiptoes to reach a bag of truechews that were up in top stock. Where it says ‘please ask associate for assistance’. And there were plenty of identical bags on the shelf… …

- A man sheepishly handed me a 100 for a 3 dollar purchase of crickets and claimed that was all he had. As apologetic as he was: I saw the other bills in your wallet when you opened it, bub.

- A woman asked me to break a 20 for her. I told her I could only do it if she paid in cash OR got cash back, or the drawer wouldn’t open.

She became angry when she paid with a credit card and the drawer didn’t open. I have no power to open it otherwise.

- A couple walked in 4 minutes to close and asked when we closed. I informed them. They ask 'Can we get fish??’

I wish I could have said no. Guess when I went home? If you guessed ten minutes later than I should have, you would be correct!

Equality in marriage isnt just about an equal split. Not everyone will be in a situation to split the house work and bills 50/50. Not unless you both work a 9 to 5 and get paid the same amount of money because that’s the only way it will be “equal”.
Usually one will make more money and the other will work less hours, which means one person has more time to do the house work and the other has more money to pay the bills.
Equality in marriage is recognizing that you both are partners; you both have a responsibility to contribute to your marriage in some way.
Like it just makes sense.. if you have spare time after you get off work why not cook most of the time? Or if you make more money than your spouse why not pay most of the bills?
It just makes sense.

How to survive on minimal money

I’m so sick of reading all these “how to save money” articles that only tell you to stop buying a morning coffee that you don’t buy anyway because you can’t afford it in the fucking first place. 

ANYWAY, as a person who never seems to have any money, and nothing to show for my lack of money, here are my tips for people in similar situations so that you don’t die. 

1) Start a budget book. I bought mine about 3 years ago for £3 from WHSmith. When you get paid, write down how much money came into your account, then immediately deduct every single bill you have to pay from that amount. Now you know exactly how much money you have to spend for the rest of the month until the next pay day. Write down every single thing you buy and exactly how much it cost, including cash withdrawals. Yes it’s boring, but holy shit it will save your ass so many times knowing that you’ve already accounted for all your bills.

2) Stop shopping in Tesco/Sainsburys/Asda/Waitrose/etc etc. Just stop. Holy shit just stop it. Tesco sucks the life out of me just walking in there I swear to god. Switch to Aldi and/or Lidl. They’re cheap because they give you ONE option of each thing. One type of tinned chopped tomatoes. One type of washing up liquid. One type of ketchup etc etc you get the idea. Their toothpaste, shower gel and baby wipes are pretty damn good and cost about 50p. Like, for fuck sake stop paying £1 for one damn cabbage. YOU DONT NEED TO SPEND A WHOLE QUID ON A FUCKING CABBAGE. 

3) Aldi and Lidl post what their offers are going to be for that week on their websites. Read them before you go shopping then decide what you’re going to be eating for that week based around what’s on offer. Deals on diced chicken and microwave rice? BOOM you’ve got yourself a cheap ass curry to last you at least 2 meals. 

4) Pinterest is your friend. You can look up anything in the world. From budget meals to how to make your own washing powder (if you really wana risk that…I wouldn’t personally but you do you). 

5) Join a Facebook selling site. Find one that’s based where you live and turn on the notifications. You’d be shocked to know how many people give away free sofas and washing machines. Fucking LOADS. You never know what people might be chucking. 

6) If you drive, stop driving like an asshole. A happy car means less petrol usage and less repairs (I HAVE LEARNED THIS THE HARD WAY, TRUST ME THIS IS VALUABLE INFORMATION).

7) Turn your lights off when you’re not in a room. Turn your heating down and put on a jumper. Candles are effective ways of combating both of these things. Candles are your friends. Go to the poundshop and buy candles. You’d be surprised how quickly a small room heats up with a couple of lit candles. 

8) Stop going out. You can’t afford to go out. If you keep going out and then complaining that you’re skint, get off this list. This list is not for you. You’re a jerk. If you must drink some alcohol, buy a cheapo bottle of wine (Aldi does a banging white for £3.89 a bottle wayoooo) and roll around on the floor of your own house.

9) Sell all your stuff. I’m almost 100% sure that if you have a job, and you at one point lived with your parents, you will have stuff in your home now that you don’t need. I have a pair of Urbanears headphones 2 feet away from me right now that I got as a gift and I know I won’t use. No one watches DVDs anymore, so Music Magpie those dinosaurs. Don’t forget about that stuff. Sell it. Sell the shit out of it. 

10) I know I’m going back to the whole food shopping thing, but I think most of the time this is the only thing in our lives that we can really control how much we spend. Gonna get it all out of my system now, ready? Make a list of what you’re going to buy a stick to it. Try to buy ingredients that can be used across multiple meals. Take tinned soup to work for lunch instead of spending £8 a day on disappointing sandwiches in Pret. Cut out meat as much as you can. SLOW COOKERS ARE YOUR FRIENDS! I know we’re trying to save money here, not spend it, but buy ‘A Girl Called Jack’ by Jack Monroe and it will show you how to eat on fuck all money without eating supernoodles for 3 meals a day. I recommend the mixed bean goulash, it will give you the farts but it tastes awesome. If you do find yourself in Tesco in an emergency, take a stroll past the reduced isle. Best reduced stuff to get is always meat (put it in the freezer) and cheese. I have at least 2 loaves of bread from the reduced section in my freezer right now that cost me 6p each. FROZEN FOOD IS GOOD, ESPECIALLY VEGETABLES.

11) Change all your suppliers. Electricity. Gas. Internet. Whatever. Go to uswitch and do it. It’s really not that hard. Okay, internet is a fucking faff but gas and electric are not. You might already have the best deal but you wont know until you look so go look. 

12) Loyalty points are the bomb. Get a card for every god damn shop you’ve ever been in. It doesn’t cost you anything, so start saving up those bad boy points now. When I first moved into my flat, I bought all my home essentials (milk, clingfilm, washing up liquid etc etc) all on my Nectar points and what would have been a £70 shop was fucking FREEEE.

13) Lastly, before you buy anything, stop and ask yourself, “do I actually need this thing?” You already know the answer. You know it. You already know it. No. You fucking don’t. You don’t need that thing. I was in Wilkinsons like 2 weeks ago and I almost bought a new roasting dish because the one I already had was “too big”. How the fuck can a roasting dish be too big? So your food is a bit more spread out, big fucking deal. There, you see? I just saved myself £6 for a piece of shit I didn’t need. You don’t need those shoes. You don’t need a limited edition bluray copy of Blade Runner with director’s cut . You don’t need a new ironing board cover with Batman on it. You. Don’t. Fucking. Need. It.

Weee, need a little help with some bills this month so I’m offering 20 slots for ten dollar colored sketches. (they’ll look better than this promise.) We just need to make enough that we can pay Ms car for this month and maybe a little to replenish some funds so that we have some wiggle room, but for now we are really only focusing on Ms car that needs to be paid by the 12th at latest. You’re also free to buy my regular commissions but they are more expensive.

I’m fast and I can work as soon as i get the money. Please guys!

Tried to Give a Menu to a Blind Guy....

Castiel hated his job but it paid for bills while he made his way through college. The worst part about it wasn’t the rude customers or the noise but the fact that it was a 24 hour restaurant and he normally got stuck with the late night shifts. Today in particular he’d been given a 9 pm - 2 am shift and it was killing him, especially since his day before this had consisted of three consecutive lectures where he’d nearly killed his hand trying to get all the notes down. His life wasn’t ideal right now but he only had a few more months left until he was done with college and could start looking for another job with his degree.

His face was buried in his arms as he slumped over the hostess stand, dozing off a bit. He was the only waiter on staff right now because how many people are going to come into a restaurant at one in the fucking morning. The bell that was situated at the top of the entrance rang and woke him up, signalling that some people were coming in. Blinking, he rubbed his eyes and walked around the stand and grabbed two menus and handed them to the men who had just entered. In his sleep deprived state he’d failed to notice that one of the guys he’d handed a menu to was wearing black sunglasses and holding a cane. A moment of silence passed before the man made a comment, snapping Castiel out of his autopilot state.

“Oh…yes…I’ll just read this.” said the man, unfolding the menu and pulling it closer to his face.

Castiel looked up and really took the man in. The glasses and walking stick now seemed extremely obvious to him and he laughed at the comment. Normally he would have apologized but he was so tired at the moment that he honestly didn’t care. He tried taking the menu back but the man held onto it stubbornly and, despite knowing the man couldn’t see him, Castiel raised an eyebrow.

“Hey, why are you taking away my menu? I need to see my options here, don’t I?” said the man, flashing a grin. The man behind him looked equal parts embarrassed and amused.

“Of course. Let me show you to your table. Just follow me.” said Castiel who wasn’t sure whether his response was fueled by wanting to continue the joke or because he felt half dead.

Two sets of footsteps followed him and he got the men a booth, watching as the one with long hair tried to help the blind man into the seat, the blind man pushing him off with a comment of ‘I’m blind, not in a wheelchair.’ Castiel couldn’t help but smile at the exchange and stepped closer to the table, holding out his notepad and pen so he could write down the order.

“Can I start you off with anything to drink?” he asked, eyes focused on the white, lined paper

“Uh, yeah. I’ll take a water. Dean?” said the man with the longer hair.

“I’ll have a coke.” said Dean, staring intently at the menu. The thing that really gave away that he couldn’t see it, though, was the fact that he was holding it upside down and was 'looking’ at the front of the menu.

Castiel gave a soft chuckle and wrote the drinks down before walking off. He filled up the glasses and walked back over to the table carrying the drinks, his order book safely tucked back into his pocket. Carefully, he set the drinks down and stepped back again.

“So, have you guys decided what you would like to order?” asked Castiel, hand already reaching for his order book again.

“Uh, yeah. I’ll have the cobb salad and he’ll take the double bacon cheeseburger.” said the man with longer hair, folding his menu up and then snatching the one Dean was holding.

“Aw, Sammy. I get all tingly when you take control like that.” said Dean, leaning back into the booth with an easy smile on his face.

Castiel smiled and wrote the orders down before walking away and handing the piece of paper to the line. It occurred to him that the two men could be a couple. It certainly seemed possible with how they acted married and the one named Sam seemed to be very doting on Dean. A smile came to his face again at that thought. Castiel himself didn’t really do relationships. It wasn’t because he had commitment issues but that no one really interested him. He’d lost his virginity to a girl named Meg at a college party when he’d overestimated his ability to hold his liquor. That was basically just a blur of memories, some of which he wasn’t sure were even real.

That was as far as he’d gotten in that part of his life and he was fine with it. He was focused, going to school and determined to get a degree and be successful in life. He did sometimes have a bit of an ache for a companion but he just told himself he’d get to that later in his life. After all, he was only 25 and on the cusp of getting his Bachelors degree. He had his whole life in front of him to worry about finding a significant other.

The sound of the bell being hit repeatedly snapped him out of his haze and he looked over at the annoyed looking chef. Castiel held up a hand in apology before taking the plates and walking back out to the main dining room. Just to be sure, he spared a quick glance over at the hostess stand just to see if any one else had walked in while he’d been stuck in his head. Thankfully, no one else was there and he breathed an inner sigh of relief.

When he arrived at the table he was serving, he set the plates down in front of the people they belonged to.

“There you go. Call me if you need anything.” said Castiel, putting on his best attempt at a winning smile.

“Oh, this looks fantastic.” said Dean, suppressing the urge to burst into a fit of giggles.

Castiel was about to say he was glad the food looked good to him before he remembered, once again, that he was speaking to a blind man. He couldn’t help the string of chuckles that escaped his mouth, his shoulders moving with every one.

“See, Sammy. He thinks I’m funny.” said Dean, pointing in the approximate direction of Castiel.

“Yes, yes. You’re a damn comedian. Eat your burger.” said Sam, opening his napkin to get to his silverware.

“If you don’t mind me asking, how long have you two been together?” asked Castiel, feeling curious.

Dean, who had just taken a bite of his burger, started to choke on it a bit. A fit of coughing and hacking later, he was wiping his mouth off and looking over at Castiel. “Excuse me?”

“How long have you two been together? You seem like a nice couple.” said Castiel, confused as to why that question had brought on the choking response. Off to the side, he could see Sam with an awkward look on his face and focusing his eyes on his salad.

“Oh, we’re not….we’re brothers. See, Sam. This is what happens when you treat me like your wife.” said Dean, his face screwed up in what Castiel could only assume was a glare.

“Yes, because being nice is treating you like my wife. Shutup and eat your burger, jerk.” said Sam, giving Dean an annoyed look before stabbing his fork into the salad.

“Why don’t you shut up, bitch.” mumbled Dean, looking down at his meal and grabbing his burger again.

“Oh…I’m sorry about the assumption. I’ll just…go.” said Castiel, face flushed and feeling like he wanted to throw himself into a fire.

He didn’t show his face back at that table until he saw Sam waving his hand for what he could only assume was the check. Castiel got the receipt printed out and walked over to the table, setting it down along with a pen. “Here’s the check. I hope you had a satisfactory meal.” said Castiel, a tight lipped smile forming on his face.

He backed away from the table, watching as they paid before going towards the exit. Castiel, like always when he worked a late shift, was leaned against the hostess stand. He was drifting away in his mind away when he felt someone tapping him. Thinking it was his boss, he straightened up and put a professional face on before turning around. Instead of his boss, however, he saw Dean.

“Hey, can I get a name to go with the sexy voice?” asked Dean.

Castiel was caught off guard for a few seconds and just stared at him, his mouth opening and closing. He was sure that guy would want nothing to do with him after making the assumption that he’d been involved romantically with his brother.

“Oh..um…Castiel.” he said after clearing his throat.

“Castiel, huh? Well, that’s a long ass name. I’ll shorten it to Cas. So, Cas, would you be free Friday night?” asked Dean, a smile spreading across his face.

“Friday actually isn’t a good day for me.” said Castiel, seeing Dean’s face fall. “I’m off on Sunday, though.”

“Sunday it is then. Here’s my number.” said Dean, pulling out a piece of paper and handing it to Castiel.

It wasn’t until the two men had left that Castiel spared a glance at the piece of paper. On it, sure enough, was a phone number and a little note from Sam saying 'good luck.’ Yep, they were brothers alright.

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RFA: MC Can't Accept Gifts

What if MC had issues accepting gifts always saying “you could have paid for rent” or otherwise acting a bit guilty when someone spoils her (coughJumincough)

Yoosung

- YES! um. I mean… oh I understand

- After all, he can’t really afford extravagant gifts

- Would gladly help you pay for necessities and give only cute little gifts

- But he really does want to spoil you…. 

- He really does try so give this smol marshmallow a chance 

Zen

- But babeeeeee

- He would try to not make you uncomfortable, but can’t help but shower you in affection and gifts

- Gladly will help you pay bills, especially when his career kicks off 

- If it really bothers you, he will gladly just shower you in love 

- But sometimes you’ll find an expensive necklace or outfit in your closet…

Jaehee

- Totally understands you

- Will gladly help you pay for rent and help you plan out money management

- Occasionally, she will treat you to an especially fancy meal or a new outfit

- But in general, she prefers going out on casual coffee dates

- Tries to help you start accepting gifts

Jumin

- But why??

- Jumin definitely can’t resist giving you gifts 

- He would take you to fancy restaurants and give you anything you wanted 

- When you mention bills, he tries to avoid the topic

- And you can never find the papers… But the bills always happen to get paid somehow…

- The only way he would stop is if you got genuinely upset

Seven

- Lol ofc I won’t spoil you MC

- Technically he didn’t lie…

- He left tons of little snacks for you around the house, 

- I mean the snacks weren’t that expensive, but there was so many

- And sometimes, when you tried to pay rent, the landlord would tell you that you paid already..? 

- He totally dressed up as you 

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I was so excited for tonight’s dinner. The celebration of the test tomorrow has been on my mind all day.

F’s KBPS were exceptionally higher than normal although I thought it not out of the norm considering that such an important test was happening tomorrow and even I am feeling flutters in my stomach about it. We had almost finished our meals when I went to give a toast “to scientific discovery and to the path we may follow with our future success just over the horizon” only to have F not raise his glass…to not even be able to look up at me.

He had the gall to not only tell me that the project that we had been working ruthlessly on was going to fail but he also took the time to compile my discoveries in my journals into some sloppily half-assed thesis under my name of all things!

I paid for the food and left him in the booth at the diner. I should have left him the bill for even considering that I would back out on my project now. 

I can’t believe after all we’ve been through, after everything we’ve sacrificed, that F would get cold feet the day before our test. I didn’t heed my muse’s warning and now I guess I must pay the price.

I owe you all an explanation for the delay, so.

I’ve been running a month behind on my internet bill for various reasons, but I pay my $65 per month on time and there’s no problems.  Or, at least, not until this time.  I paid a couple days after the newest bill came out–but that meant I was two months in the hole, and they shut off my internet because I had only paid one.

I paid the second month’s worth and got it turned back on, but that was money I needed for rent, let alone my remaining unbought Christmas presents and food.  I’ve spent the past day and a half panicking and in no state to Be Funny.

I don’t want to be all “Hey, Lore fucked up, please send him money!” but if anybody could spare a few dollars it really would help me get things back in order.  I’ll be getting back to the episode once I’ve properly calmed down.