A Bird in the Bush.... or some shit

Thursday, September 25, 2014

You know that old stupid saying? "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush". Well I hate that saying because I am stubborn and I want all the birds. But in the case of money I'll take whatever I can get. Apparently the people I owe don't feel that way and I just don't get it!

In the past few weeks I have gotten 3, yes THREE checks in the mail from companies I OWE money to. Yes, you read that right. Now you all know my sitch over here, broke single Mom, blah, blah, blah. I will freely and do often admit that I am behind on my shit and until I can make some rather large life changes that will likely be the case. But... and I think it's a big BUT.... I am trying. I am trying desperately to pay my bills and at least not get further behind than I already am.

So sometimes when I can't pay the full amount I owe I do something really, insane. It's so off the wall ridiculous I can't even believe I'm going to admit it here on the interwebz but....

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There I said it. Go ahead and click that sound effect again. Go ahead, I'll wait...

Well as it turns out lots of companies don't want to take my money unless I can make my payments in full. Apparently my measly couple hundreds bucks here and there creates an accounting nightmare for someone. Really?? How about applying it to the balance on what I owe you.  Cause if someone owes me money and they say they can pay me half, even a dumb Po-lock like me is gonna take the cash! Cause guess what? If I don't I have nothing in my hand or my bush. Wait... what? You know what I mean. 

So I guess I have to call these companies before I make partial payments and tell them that I am making said payment and to please apply it to my account. Because they can't figure it out when I only have one account and the account number is included with the payment. I'm not even kidding. Who in the hell makes phone calls? Can I at least email you??? Huh??? I think it's shitty considering the number of people that straight up just bail on bills that any company wouldn't try to work with someone who is honestly going thru a rough time but making an effort. 

So I am sending out a big FU to all of you companies that keep sending me my money back. And to the companies that will work with me, hey guess what?  I have a little extra for you this month!

And the real moral of the story here is that apparently someone still wants what they think might be in my bush. So.... Yay Me!!!!