jackassjimmy t1_jdbfr7l wrote

What I’m saying is the amount of crime is relative to the size of the population in the state. Watching the news doesn’t help either. Feel good stories don’t keep people glued to the television, which in turn, doesn’t make for good advertising sales. The amount of violent crime is relative to wherever you live. It’s the fires, floods, abductions, murders, drug deaths, political b.s. that people tune in for. It’s also a way the media manipulates us and keeps us divided.


jackassjimmy t1_j26fuqf wrote

Not saying you’re wrong. However, I worked there and to say it was not as good as some Ocean State Job Lots, is a hill I will die on. If they come back and are reasonable for staples Rhode Islanders need, fine. Otherwise I see no point in it and once the novelty wears off, they’ll be history again. 🤷‍♂️


jackassjimmy t1_j1q8ep7 wrote

You can’t fight the crown. Do yourself a favor and let it go. Easier said than done, I know but, this type of shit will kill you. Seek legal advice but it’s also not a bad idea to look into some counseling. Being able to talk about the pain and trauma this seems to have caused you, it’d might help a great deal to talk it out with a professional. I wish you only comfort and peace.


jackassjimmy t1_ivztu9u wrote

Look, is it fair that banks charge between $25-45, when you overdraw your checking account, by a dollar for a coffee or some nebulous purchase? Nope. Do they do it? A million times a day. Does it make people link checking (ez pass) to another account, for overdraft protection or know how much money is ALWAYS available for purchases? Probably. Are the fees you’re being assessed exorbitant? Yep. However, the state is strapped for cash and you can’t expect the state to figure it out. The taxpayer is always going to be in the wrong. It’s Rhode Island at its finest.