Scarlet Letters & Bumper Stickers

Today’s Quote: “If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging.” — Will Rogers

Scarlet Letter “B”
A business entity with whom we have been doing business for several years has suddenly decided to cancel our account because we’re in Chapter 13. In the year and a half or so since we filed, we’ve been faithfully paying them on time and in full. Now, suddenly, we are deadbeats and have been deemed too financially incompetent to do business with them.

The only financial incompetence we’ve shown was allowing ourselves to get a rut so deep we could have never climbed out on our own. We always paid our bills and creditors on time and our credit rating was excellent.

At the time we filed, I thought I was doing the responsible thing. Apparently, some entities have “policies” in place that preclude looking at the facts, our payment history, and individual circumstances so no one ever has to work their tiny little brains to have an intelligent thought. Screw them.

I thought it was a great bumper sticker. And no, it’s not my ass. I don’t even want to think about the pain involved in removing that.

ArthurBrownTheCrazyWorldofArthurBrownSong: Fire
Artist: Arthur Brown
Album: The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
Year: 1968
Actually, the artist was simply “Arthur Brown.” Disc jockeys took the album title to be the name of the band and it stuck.


Author: Rick

I'm a simple man, trying to make my way in the universe.