You know what’s stuck in my craw today? (And since 2006, really.) How employers allow folks to claim their spouses and kids on their insurance but I can’t claim my parent.

I have no plans to marry. Hopes, but not plans. And certainly no desire to have kids without said mythical partner. But if we can support all those people — people those workers rush out every day at 4:57 p.m. To see — why can’t my momma have a shot at survival when I give till it hurts us both?

I’m not looking to get myself disciplined or fired. I just think that if we are as a society increasingly covering life partners, well, what about mine?

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