Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Bill Collectors

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!"

5 comments:

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

After my divorce the same thing! Bad enough at home but then to be harassed at work was beyond objectionable. I was then told by a friend who listened to me bitch AGAIN that I had the right to tell them that I do not want to be called there and they have to obey. It worked - who knew?! Oh I still got bothered at home but it was better than both.

Took me years to fix my credit but it did happen. Good luck!

Brutalism said...

They probably got the villagers and torches and stormed your home...

♥Georgie♥ said...

I am thinking bill collectors are the equivalent of the Salem witch trials...just sayin

Raquel's World said...

I totally agree. I am always saying to the bill collectors "oh is this your money?" "how much are they paying you to be such an ass?"
I bet those bastards that call you all rude and threatening are behind in their damn bills too.

That just gave me an idea. The next time they call me I am gonna listen politely and the say hold on..."your name please" Then after they give it to me I am gonna say hold on, I am a bill collector too and your name sounds familiar let me check my list." Hopefully that will run them away.

Uncontested Divorce Virginia said...

The biggest thing in marriage besides love, is honesty and respect. This guy is giving a patch job, while what you really need is a brand new way of doing things. I new way to relate, and a new way of living your own life and how you percieve things. If both aren't willing to eventually do this, and work together, then there isn't much hope. One person can go to save the marriage with a new approach and lots of delving into maritaul self help type books, by the more well renowned trusted authors. In the end though you are bringing them around to the ultimate goal of working it out together. Lots of maritual therapy should follow. lol This is what saved my marriage.

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