Arrgggh! Why Does Debt Make People So Twitterpated?
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
December 30, 2010 8:43pm CST
And I'm including "myself" in 'people' this time. example: years-&-years ago, I ordered some magazines from a 'subscription-hub' (a company that organizes & sells subscriptions from varied publishers ... to centralize the press there). Of course, I COULDN'T order because my income is sub-sub-sub-sub-par and -because I don't care (I don't understand debt the way a 'hard-working man' does). And the bank-account I ordered with had to be closed in order to stop collection. The subscription company should've "bought a clue"; but apparently didn't, because they called me the other night in order to 'make sure I was getting the magazines I had ordered.' I was not; mostly because the bank-account closed, but also because I had ordered them under my mother's address (was still living there at the time). I was just vaguely remembering the whole bank-account problem, when the representative I was talking to threw up the fog-screen: he told me 'their company had already paid for the subscriptions, & the publishers weren't going to give the money back' ... made it feel like "my mission to solve the debt-problem the company made--- ---totally ignoring the facts that a) I am not an overflowing fountain of capital, b) the mistake that had been made was washed-over before I even picked up the phone & c) the company COULD'VE 'written the cost off' as a donation to me! Why does 'owing' & 'being owed' have such an effect on the mind?
• United States
31 Dec 10
It is because the debt collectors are like roaches, where as they swarm in volumes and will not simply go away. They have monthly quotas and expect to exceed their numbers. One you get them off your back maybe I can forward my daily calls to you so that I too can get some relief.
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1 Jan 11
I feel like this should be my next response to anyone who asks me about money-I-owe-them: "I told you I DO NOT HANDLE DEBT, yes? Yes! Then trying to ASSIGN debt to me is an attempt to accuse me! FOR falsely accusing me of handling debt, you now OWE me the money you claim to be collecting from me!" I'm not sure how they'll take that---I suspect they'll accuse me of being some sort of crazy-wrong, in which case I will then hang up (maybe abruptly exclaiming, "10:45!" :-)) ); but I do hope that my voice will be powerful enough to convince them that the first statement is true, at which point they will arrange to send me the money they owe me. Mwah--ah--ah- :-D
• United States
1 Jan 11
The debtors do persist crazy or not. My thinking at times is that they are crazy. I had a debtor say to me the other day, that if I could pay off of my account that I could in return a $50 dollar gift card. Now how crazy does that sound. First off I do not have 1/2 of the 140k college loans to pay off in one instant, let alone the monthly payments, and why on earth would $50 be an incentive. Urrrgh! Call me crazy but do you think this is logical.