19 hours ago
Feb 9, 2009
Don't Call Me, I'll Call You
I have a fully functional home phone again. I used to have the ringer turned off, no answering machine. And now I'm struck by the kindness of strangers, trying to help me out in my time of need. Sadly they have a hard time zeroing in on what that need may be.
First there was the nice young man offering to help renegotiate my mortgage. I was sad to inform him that I rent.
Then there was the other young man telling me "I see you have over $10,000 in credit card debt..." I had to tell him the his crystal ball was broken, I have no credit card debt.
A third one had "records" showing that I expressed interest in college classes. His records must have been at least a decade old.
What these young men need to pitch me is something that will motivate me to roll off the couch and fix dinner - never mind lunch. The combination of gloomy weather, the flu and watching CNN robbed me from the most basic instincts of self-preservation.