One of the many side effects of my divorce (none of them positive other than losing 120lbs of crazy) was than absolute ass-f%$king my credit rating took. There were several month periods when I was unable to bay some bills. Services were kindly cancelled in response. Thank you cable TV company.
Of course, they can't just let it go at "grounding" you by taking away your Visa, water, car and electricity. You get eh pleasure of speaking with a friendly credit representative several times a day at both work and home. The guy is always really pissed off at you too, like it's his money you owe. I think the credit company must tell their employees that unless they collect, a bag of kittens will be drown and it will be ALL THEIR FAULT!
It makes me wonder what bill collectors did before the phone was invented? Did you get a series of harassing telegrams? Would the pony express show up at your house every day and take a dump on the door mat?
I picture the Town Crier standing in the village square reading from his scroll, "Hear Ye, Hear Ye. Enos the Blacksmith doest be two planting seasons behind in feed owed to Miller John. When Thou does see him, pelt him with rocks and refuse!"
The Boy and the Pine Forest - One day, his parents drove him several hours outside of the city and the place that he knew as home. They passed by meadows, farms and forests on the way t...